Sunday, February 14, 2010
Regiment De Zamora - Front Rank Miniatures
Four weeks ago Andrew convinced me to change my basing from four figures per base to eight. And from playing larger Corps size games to smaller Brigade or Divisional size games. So I have been busy down sizing my Spanish Army into units of 32 figures (from 17 Battalions to eight battalions). I have to admit I have been wanting to do this for years and was always overawed with painting battalions of 36 figures or more. However when I looked back onto the Army I had created, in the vicinity of 20 x units of 16 figures, I realised that I had done it anyway. So all that was left was to pull the figures of the old and place them on the new. The first battalion off the block is Regiment De Zamora of General De La Romana's division of 1808. I have based then up on a lighter painted base so to try and get the troops marching to battle on a hot summers day, where the grass is dry and the soil dusty. Not sure if it is the right look, so I might throw a few more tufts of green grass on as well. I will place the other units up as I go.