With the completion of the 2/6th Portuguese Line Infantry I've finished Colonel Ashworth's Portuguese brigade for Picton's 2nd Division. Again, they sport the yellow flag of the Northern Division, but I haven't added the regiment-specific cravat to the flag.
Again the figures are all metal SHQ/Kennington with their lumpen sculpting style. The leading figure firing his musket was slightly miscast with a very spindly bayonet that didn't survive the preparation stage, so I tidied it up so that he's firing sans bayonet. The musket looks rather short, more like a Baker rifle. Oh well...
The flagpole snapped off while I was cleaning up the flag-bearer figure (giving me heart palpitations in the process!), but I retrieved the situation by replacing the broken pole with a more sturdy piece of wire and adding the original finial to the top by drilling a hole in the bottom, gluing and inserting the finial over the top of the wire.
|Sontaran (l), Portuguese fusilier (r).|
Besides the shako, I can't really tell the difference!
I've also added a mounted officer to the weak 8-figure battalion of the 1/18th Line to boost it to a 9-figure battalion. He's a HaT figure from their British Command set.
He won't add any command value as our command rules don't go down to the brigade level, but I thought he'd give a little colour to the Portuguese brigade. I gave him a Latin-style moustache before I realised that the officer commanding went by the rather Anglophone name of Col. Ashworth. He probably wouldn't have gone native to the extent of growing a soup-strainer!
|Here's the whole brigade lined up from left to right: 6th Caçadores, 2/18th Line, 1/18th Line, 2/6th Line and 1/6th Line|