Friday, 12 December 2014

My Prize - The Spanish Armies in the War of the League of Augsburg 1688-1697


Back in October I was very lucky (again) to win another Blog Giveaway. I've never won anything in my life.......honest?
Ian over at "The Blog with No Name", held  a competition and the first prize was a £20 voucher to spend on the lovely Baccus website.
Now here's where a difficult decision had to be made, what to spend the dosh on, I did have a 6mm Great Northern War list all worked out, the trouble was it cost an extra £30 on top of the 20 quid voucher!, so after slapping myself around the face several times I looked again, the WotR figures looked nice as well, this prompted another slap around the moosh.
In the end I used my head.....well kind of??
You may be aware I've got a Nine Years War thang going on at the moment, well I have for 4 years now?? I've got enough troops now for both sides, but its nice to expand isn't it??
 So I had the choice of Dutch ( I already have some Dutch units) or Spanish?
Hmmm Spanish?
Now the Spaniards did infact have quite a sizeable army in Flanders during the war and fought in many battles (this is what I was telling myself, as I was trawling the website)
So the decision was made, and a few days later my CD arrived in the post, its full of uniform info and flags, so its right up my street, but the question is...............which unit do I paint up first???

Thanks to Ian and Peter at Baccus

38 comments:

  1. That is super fun and congrats on the win, Ray. Very very cool.

    Dosh, you explained to me before. Great word. But slap around the moosh is a new one. Boy, I learn so much coming here.

    Happy Weekend and boogie boogie.

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    1. Dosh is money and moosh is face and boogie woogie back!

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    2. I remembered dosh but never heard moosh for face, before your post. Learning so much over here. Still have to give Spam a try. I just ate a ham sandwich but no Spam. Maybe another day.

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    3. Ham, Spam its all the same really, I'll have to try and think of more strange words, just for you Whisk!

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    4. And apparently I've been spelling it wrong as well, it should be spelt Mush, but you sounds like whoosh!

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    5. That's funny spelling for a whoooosh sound. Still fun though.

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  2. Glad you like your prize and look forward to seeing some of the results

    Ian

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  3. Congrats, looking forward the paint job!

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  4. Great prize! In blog Give-Aways, you are one, lucky guy!
    Looking forward to seeing a steady stream of Spanish marching off your painting desk.

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    1. I'm do seem to win quite a lot, don't I?

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  5. How on earth do you manage to win so many prizes? Something very suspicious is going on methinks ;)

    Great choice of prize :)

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  6. Congratulations!
    Although it sounds like almost too many decisions.

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    1. I was very difficult Alex, far too many things for sale.......

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  7. Congrats Ray. I've looked at these CDs before when I was working on my Marlburian project. Now that I'm thinking of reprising it, I'll ask a couple of questions.How many regiments/flags are in there (approximately)? Does it include cavalry? Are the flags printable?
    Cheers
    Nate

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    1. They're well worth it in my opinion, there are 14 infantry plates with approx 10-12 figures on, there are 11 cavalry plates both Horse and Dragoon and 6 flag plates both inf and cav, although the flags are only 1 sided, but you can always flip the image for printing, just copy the pics over to a word file.

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  8. You lucky git! It's like Christmas every week for you!

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  9. So you bribed another blogger I see. A grudging congratulations Ray.:-)

    Christopher

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  10. Congrats Ray!

    You are the contest master! :-)

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  11. It is great to be lucky! Keep that winning streak going, Ray.

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  12. "which unit do I paint up first?"...seemples... unit with the nicest looking flag... :o)

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    1. The trouble with that is, ALL the Spanish flags are really nice looking!!!!

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  13. I don't know why, but your blog don't appear very often on my blog-roll ...
    I think that you've done a good choice and I will try to see how you will use it !

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  14. Personally I think the CDs of Baccus are very good.
    The Spanish army is a good choice, there are a lot of units very colorful.
    best regards
    Simmy

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  15. Congrats Ray! Good choice!
    Never won a Give Away? Liar! Have you forgotten those brushes which were reserved for Fran! :-D

    Greetings
    Peter

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