Staying in the Iberian peninsula, here is the unit of Spanish line infantry that I mentioned in my last post, and finished painting this weekend. As ever, the figures are by Newline Designs. Newline added some new codes to their Spanish range last year, including these remodelled line infantry. I hadn't originally planned to add any Spanish to my collection until a bit later, but I couldn't resist painting these without delay.
With all that white to paint, I decide to change my usual approach of using a black undercoat, and instead used a light ivory colour covered with a brown wash. It worked quite well, I think. So much so, that I might stick with this new approach for other armies and stop using black undercoats altogether. My eyes will probably thank me for it!
I'll add another base of 8 figures to the unit at some point, to take the unit to 32 figures. My long-term plan is to build a small brigade of Spanish infantry to use alongside my British and Portuguese, but I need to add more units of British before I painting anything else.
With plenty of lead in the Napoleonic pile, I should really knuckle down and focus on the British this year, but like most wargamers I'm considering doing the exact opposite by starting another period! More on this in a future post, no doubt, but don't be surprised if you see 20mm ancients popping up on the blog (in between Napoleonics, of course!)