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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

68th Foot (Durham) Light Infantry

Those of you who have read my Flames of War posts will know my love for the Durham Light Infantry (DLI)
If you haven't looked at those posts, please do...there is some great history and personal accounts from members of the Regiment.

When I started painting Napoleonics, the first regiment I painted was my Gordon Highlanders. This was purely because they were the only models that my local games store had in stock! My plan quickly evolved though to try and re-create the 7th Division from the Peninsular War (specifically the Battle of Vittoria) because they included the Durham Light Infantry.

The 7th Division is actually very interesting . It was known as 'the Mongrel Division' because it contained such a mix of troops from different nationalities.
Here is my eventual planned units:

1st Brigade: Major General Barnes:            
1/6th Foot Regiment
3rd Provisional Battalion
2/24th Foot Regiment
2/58th Foot Regiment
Brunswick Oels (9 coys)
 
2nd Brigade: Major General Grant:
1/51st Foot Regiment
1/68th Foot Regiment
1/82nd Foot Regiment
Chasseurs Britanniques(French)

3rd Brigade:Major General Le Cor
7th Portuguese Regiment
19th Portuguese Regiment
2nd Cacadores
 
plus some supporting units of cavalry and artillery.
 
Well, that's enough of my plan, here is my finished 68th Foot (DLI):
 

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6 comments:

  1. neat work there and the bases really set them off nicely

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  2. Thanks Andrew, glad you like them! I'm halfway through my next regiment (51st Foot West Riding Yorkshire) then I think I'll add an artillery piece or two.

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  3. Thanks Dave..nearly finished my next regiment now and I've started the artillery.

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  4. Thanks Engel. Glad you like them... more to come asap.

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