Yet another Battalion of Infantry ready for the tabletop; this time the 2nd Battalion of the 58th Rutlandshire Regiment of Foot from the Tennant Collection.
British regiments during the Peninsular War were rarely reinforced, so often fell below strength. The Rutlandshire Regiment will take to the field with thirty figures as opposed to the normal 36.
The brass (Correction - Mr. Tennant has informed me they were actually made from Dutch Colgate toothpaste tube metal - well scrubbed I hope!) flags were beautifully hand painted by Mr. Tennant, but did require some touch up. The end result is quite nice as I was able to add some highlights.
The light company
The Grenadier Company
The white paint on these figures had yellowed a bit with age, so I did an extensive highlighting with bright white to compensate, which had the effect of adding some nice dimensionality to the figures.
These fine fellows turned out so well I think next I will do one of the most famous regiments, the 92nd Gordon Highlanders. I am paint stripping some extra DK figures I received to add a couple of infantry figures to bring the unit up to a 36 figure unit. I have also identified an unpainted DK brigade commander who is due for a head transplant to serve as Gordon himself.