Friday, 23 December 2016

Portuguese 3rd Villa Real Cacadores

The fifth and penultimate Cacadore regiment, the 3rd was probably the most famous of the Cacadore regiments beside the 1st:


















These two regiments spent most of the war operating alongside each other and were an important element of the elite British Light division at Bussaco, Fuentes de Onoro, Salamanca, Vittoria and beyond, which meant that they were consequently usually heavily engaged:


















The yellow cuffs and brown collars distinguish them from the 6th, which had yellow collars and cuffs and is the last Cacadore regiment I have to complete:




































That should leave me with just enough figures for one battalion of the Loyal Lusitanian Legion, and I must confess that I am looking forward to being able to put away the browns and paint a few figures in green for a welcome change.

6 comments:

  1. Another great looking painted unit to add to your collection Lawrence! - marvelous work!

    cheers,

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    1. Thanks Phil, nearly there with them now.

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    1. Thanks Phil - more of the same, but another unit finished.

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  3. Gorgeous, Lawrence. I like the yellow facings on the dark brown uniform!

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    1. Thanks Peter. Yes, I wasn't sure how they would look, but it does make a nice contrast.

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