Friday 5 July 2019

More 18th Century Spanish

The final three Spanish infantry battalions are now ready for their barracks now that their bases have been suitably adorned.

La Reina (Black Hussar Miniatures SYW French)
Guardias Valonas (Cran Tara WAS Gardes Français)
The middle battalion is the Swiss regiment Dunant (Black Hussar again)
All three battalions on parade as they receive their colours (Maverick Models)

I have two regiments of cavalry awaiting their colours and I have rummaged around the spares box to find some figures to do as artillerymen, commanders and so forth. 

Back to the Sikhs....although I have to say I am tiring of painting them at the present, hence the basing frenzy with these figures. I've got three units of Sikh irregular cavalry, three Bengal Horse Artillery limbers and a battalion of Gurkhas on the go at present.


  1. All lovely, but the guards are my favorites. The perfect combination of colors and flags.

    Best Regards,


  2. Oh those are very nice indeed!

  3. These batallions are eyecandy. The Spanish batallions in Italy during the WAS however were at half strengh (350 men - the French had 550 men per bn.). Therefore your batallions are a bit too large. I normaly split a Standard sized batallion in two for the Spaniards except for my WPS-battles (Bitonto).
    All three are looking well, but those figures by Cran Tara are beautiful. Great work (the figures and your paint job)!

    1. Thanks. I am very Old School when it comes to building an army insofar that a battalion is a battalion regardless of what it's campaign strength might have been. So all my 18thC infantry are based on the same frontage with between 36 and 42 figures depending on the number of extras in the notional 3rd rank. So although I'm aware that Spanish ( and other) units were quite depleted it doesn't impact on how I organise my troops. How I might reflect this in a game is another matter.

  4. Fine battalions there, but can they fight? Let's see them in action!

  5. Very nice Colin...
    I particularly like the Guardias Valonas... and their very impressive standards.

    All the best. Aly