Dated: February 04, 2009.
I've painted these British troops as the 52nd Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire light regiment. The 52nd is a good regiment to paint, and to use for war games. Their uniform stayed the same throughout these wars, as they were always wearing the stovepipe shako. They fought both in the Peninsular and in the Waterloo Campaign.
In the Peninsular they formed a part of the Britisch Light division throughout the wars. Their commander was Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Colborne K.C.B.. They fought at many battles. In the Waterloo campaign they formed part of Clinton's 2nd division, 3rd Br. Brigade.
They carry the following battle honours in their banners:
Distinctions : Québec (1759), Martinique (1762), La Havane (1762), Vimiera (1808), Péninsule, La Corogne (1809), Busaco (1809), Fuentes D'Onor (1811), Cuidad Rodrigo (1812), Badajoz (1812), Vitoria (1813), Nivelles (1813), Nive (1813), Toulouse (1814). Waterloo 1815.
For more info check this link:
http://www.lightinfantry.org.uk/regiments/obli/ox_52ndfoottl.htm or this link:
With regards to the pictures; I 've converted a marching figure into a drummer, as this was not included in the set. Picture 4 gives a good view of the "thin red line", with the 52nd advancing. The Hat 8186 figures are before the line of battle in all pictures. All other soldiers on the pictures are from other sets.
More about the Dutch-Belgian army can be found on my website:
Many thanks to Mr. Bijl
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