Not a regiment in this case, but a Brigade. Today we time-travel to Bussaco in Portugal .. and the year is 1810.
We will now have a look at modelling Stewart's Brigade, which forms part of Hill's 2nd Division.
The British deployment here included several battalions from a number of different regiments. Other battalions from the same regiments were doled out to be brigaded in other divisions.
A little confusing perhaps .... but then again, the battalion is the combat unit, and the regiment is merely an administrative unit. Sadly, for the wargamer, this means that modelling a real life combat brigade of the period means that the facing colours and flags are all over the place.
In this case, I have gone for a generic Buff coloured flag for the Brigade, since the majority of the regiments contributing battalions to this brigade have buff facings. Makes sense ?
Enough talking .. time for some pics :
|4 bases of line, pulled from a variety of different regiments. Very British, Very Awesome !|
|Being set in Portugal, I have based these with a little extra sand and rocks, gone very lightly on the burnt umber stain of the sand, and used Army Painter light field grass. Hopefully it looks the goods.|