Voluntario de Cataluna – Front Rank Miniatures

The highly distinctive Catalonian Light Infantry Regiment is a must have for a Spanish Army of 1805-1808 in my opinion.  I had seen these Front Rank figures in the Front Rank online store and also a few painted examples on various blogs and quite liked them for the most part. I thought the loading pose and the kneeling poses were the best of the infantry and the two officer choices are fabulous. Not so keen on the advancing figure – he just looks out of proportion to my eye and just a bit too ‘old school minifig-ish’ if you know what I mean.

As far as other manufacturers of 28mm figures goes I think my only other choice was the old  Connoisseur range. However, when I made the order for these figures I had no idea what the Connoisseur Miniatures two figure choices looked like (after I ordered from Front Rank I saw these at Carlo’s With Pyjamas Through a Whiff of Grapeshot blog) – and I kind of wish I had gone with these as they would have fit better with my Elite Miniatures Spanish.

I went with just sixteen figures across six bases so in Black Powder Terms I guess this is a Small Unit.  I actually really enjoyed painting these figures. All that lace daunted me at first but as it turned out it was not too bad an experience.  Now I am looking for some Spanish volunteer unit that I can use the same figures for except paint in a red or yellow coat. Hey – it is Spain – I am sure there is something to fit that bill in the Spanish muster somewhere and if there isn’t I can always make something up.

 

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5 thoughts on “Voluntario de Cataluna – Front Rank Miniatures”

  1. Great job on these Brian. I too was worried about all that lace but, as you say, it wasn’t that bad in the end (although I must admit I got a bit bored of those sandals in the end).

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    1. Thank you. I think they will make a nice addition to my army. They will be in action in a few weeks when we have a Peninsular battle.

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