Monday, 20 March 2023

AHPC13 - Almansa 1707 - Ilha's Portuguese Brigade

The Challenge has ended.....booooo!!! But I've still got several posts backed up after posting them on the Challenge blog. 
So carrying on with my Almansa project.........

Here we have  Ilha's Portuguese Brigade

The brigade fought under General Erle in the Centre 1st line

Once again I chose to have half in new grey uniforms and half still in their old blue uniforms.
The regiments are as follows.
Ant. Carneiro, Conte d'Aveiras, Conte d'Ilha's, Josep Delgado Pereira, Sebastian de Castro & Don Louis de Camara (otherwise known as Zamora).


Ant. Carneiro

Conte d'Aveiras

So we have 6 bases of foot@5pts each=30pts
1 Brigadier@1/2point
Added together that comes to 30.5 points, which will hopefully be rounded up to 31 points.

Saturday, 18 March 2023

AHPC 13 - Almansa 1707 - French - Du Burdal,s brigade 26pts


With only 9 days left of the Challenge,( when this was posted on the Challenge blog, 8 days ago) I'm gonna have to admit defeat, I'm not going to get all the figures finished for my Almansa project in time, like I hoped I would.

So plodding along we come to Du Burdal's Brigade

DuBurdal's brigade fought in the Centre 2nd Line under Lt Gen Hessy.

The all grey units are broken up by one red coated unit.

The units in th brigade are as follows, Lannoy's 1st and 2nd Brigades,  a Savoyard unit Tess, the unusually named Labour and finally the red coated Miromesnil, a Wallon regt.



Lannoy, 1st and 2nd. The 1st is carrying the Kings colour. A white cross on a white background???

The points are pretty easy on the great Irregular minis.
 5 x bases @ 5 points each = 25pts
Du Burdal = 1/2 point
So a total on 25.5
Which my Minion Stuart will no doubt up to 26 points?

Thursday, 16 March 2023

AHPC 13 Almansa 1707 - Spanish Cavalry Croa's Brigade & 1000 post!!

I was checking the stats on my blog a few weeks ago when I noticed I was not far away from posting my 1000th post. Well that day has come, so welcome to Don't Throw a 1's 1000th post!

Just a quick thank you to all who support me by clicking the links and commenting on my little part of the wargaming world.

It was Spanish on Tuesday and its Spanish again today, but this time its the Cavalry of  Croa's Brigade.
Croa's Brigade consisted of three units, the blue coated 3 squadrons of the Ubeda y Baeza otherwise known as La Ramble

4 Squadrons of the red coated Reina (Queen) Horse

and finally 3 squadrons of the white coated Amendariz Dragoons.

Croa's Brigade were in the 2nd Line of the Right Wing under Lt General D'Asfeld

Each cavalry base is worth 2.5 points, which there are 10 of, making 25 points, add to that the 1/2 point for Croa, making a total of 25.5 points.