The second unit to result from my butterfly fluttering between various projects is the first unit of the Spanish Napoleonic project - the Coraceros Espanoles or Spanish Cuirassiers, a unit equipped with cuirasses, helmets and equipment captured at the Battle of Mollet from the French 13th Cuirassier Regiment, according to René Chartrand.
I can hear the cries now “…why…there were only a couple of squadrons of them and they didn’t survive long in the army organisation”. The answer is simple I had six French cuirassier figures to spare from the French 1812-13 project and the uniforms are so close that I figured it would be a crime not to put them to good use. So here they are in their resplendent red jackets.
Of course this rather ties me to the middle period Spanish Napoleonic army (1808-1812) whereas the bicornes of the pre-1808 period are more appealing to me. So could this mean two Spanish armies…?