Needing to take a short break from painting units for the Wars of the Roses, a new Infantry Regiment is added to my Spanish Napoleonic Army.
This regiment has its origins dating back all the way to 1695, when a 1,000 man “New Tercio of León” was raised.
The regiment had red/scarlet facings on the lapels and cuffs, white piped red on the collar, and brass buttons. These are Perry figures.
Seeking a bit of differentiation form the other Spanish regiment that I had painted with red facings, I used Delta Ceramcoat “Poppy Orange” here. It still looks pretty red/scarlet in bue, although the differe3nce in color can be seen in contrast with the red plumes.
The Colunella (Colonel’s flag) flag bears the shield of Leon in the corners – a red (originally, purple) Lion on a white field.
The Kingdom of León was of course joined to Castile at the time of the Reconquista of the Iberian peninsula from the Moors, forming the foundation of modern Spain.