For the sake of a bit of variety I purchased a couple of battalions' worth of the Front Rank firing and loading figures, and painted them as the 22nd Serpa Regiment:
As another regiment from the Central Division they carried a white regimental flag and had white piping. I chose the 22nd primarily because of their light blue facings to provide something a little different from the usual reds and whites, and it was only after having completed them that I found they were not that heavily engaged at all during the Peninsular War. No matter, as that won't stop me putting them on the table if required:
The nice thing about the loading figure is that given the way it is posed it exposes all of the right-hand side turnback which meant that I could add the triangular strip of blue cloth, which was a feature of the Portuguese uniform but is obscured on most of the other figures:
Apart from those on the command stand. I managed to spill paint on the flags for this regiment and would have replaced them if I had any spare Central Division flags left (as opposed to the four I seem to have over-ordered for the Northern Division). I touched them up as best I could and believe it will pass all but the closest of inspections:
That's eighteen battalions completed which was originally going to be the total but, as usual, I found enough figures left over to complete two more, after ordering an additional seven marching figures from Front Rank.
It never ceases to amaze me that, no matter how careful I think I am being, I always end up with at least a spare battalion or two. I'll paint that regiment as the 17th/2nd Elvas, which I do know was extensively engaged throughout the war, and then on to either the Cacadores or some cavalry...