I have two GMB Designs flags in my inventory: the 83rd Regt of Foot and the 88th (Connaught Rangers) Regt of Foot. I am trying to decide which one to paint, although I think that their facing colors are the same: yellow. So I won't have to make a final decision until I actually attach the flags in a few weeks.
The Connaught Rangers are very famous and well known, but I know nothing about the 83rd Regiment. It doesn't even seem to have a unique "county" designation like most other regiments. Who are the 83rd, where was their depot, where did they recruit from?
On a related matter, I am looking for dismounted British officer figures that I can use as personalities for photo shoots and scenes in the tales of the Peninsular War. This will likely be told in the same format as Major General Pettygree's serial stories. If I'm lucky, I might even get Pettygree himself to set up the stories and tell the tales. We shall have to see how that goes.
So if you have any ideas on where to find unarmed dismounted officers and orderlies figures in the 28mm or 30mm size, then please pass that information on to me.
After talking with Bill P. about this, we will initially have a regiment of 106 red coat soldiers stationed somewhere in Spain, circa 1805 to 1809. We will use Bill's campaign attrition system for battle casualties (some die outright, some are lightly wounded and out of action for a short time, others have more serious wounds, and others are sent back to Olde Blighty to recover).
There will also be a couple of companies of Rifles and two RHA 6-pounders to complete the initial garrison in Spain. Bill is even talking about painting up a unit of British Light Dragoons. That would be really cool! These British forces will be built up at a leisurely pace so as to avoid burnout. Eventually the day will come when we have enough British to actually stage a small skirmish game. Over the next several years then, we will gradually build up our forces and add a regiment (100 figures) of Spanish allies, some guerillas, and God knows what else. (I have some Vistula Lancers that I've been itching to paint and add to my French army in the Peninsula, and maybe add a battalion of the Paris Guard in red uniforms).