I started with the line infantry, Emhar and Hat figures, and then moved on to the light and foreign regiments (Hat line), finishing with a brigade of Walloon Guards (also Hat line). As my eyesight got worse my glasses got better, and the last figures were more successful than the first. On the way I painted up some Prussian artillery and cavalry as Spanish (the former with some minor alterations) and scratch built a few oxen drawn limbers as well. Mounted command figures proved tricky. I had one from the Emhar set but I recruited a couple of Italeri French command into the Spanish ranks with minor conversions.
Here they are in all their 1/72 scale tattered glory. Please don't look too closely or judge too harshly.
|Each brigade is based on a particular regiment. These are Aragon light infantry.|
|2nd Regiment, Barcelona light infantry.|
|I wanted to add a few foreign regiments. These are the Irlanda regiment, possibly my favourites in their light blue and yellow.|
|My Swiss Reding (Junior) regiment, that had all their coats painted red before I discovered my error!|
|Walloon Royal Guards.|
|My first Spanish that I painted, line infantry by Emhar with grenadiers and command sets from Hat. They aren't a perfect match but I was eager to move forward and the Emhar was all I could get at the time. This regiment is based on Fijo de Ceuta.|
|The Princesa Regiment.|
|A smallish Zamora Regiment.|
|Command stands. The two mounted figures on the left are converted French Italeri and the one on the right from the Emhar Spanish line set.|
|Hat Prussian Dragoons painted up as the the Pavia Regiment.|
|And the Almanza Regiment.|