Back down to 15mm for my next Painting Challenge entry.
I've been promising myself that I'd paint a Spanish brigade for my Beneath the
Lily Banners rules for a few years now. well 5 years to be exact, where'd that time go??
I bought a copy of The Spanish Armies of the League of Augsberg, here, after winning a competition which got the juices flowing.....
So here we are!
There are 4 units of infantry, 4 artillery pieces, a stand of Grenadiers
and 3 commanders. All the figures are from Donnington, which are not my usual
goto company for my NYW figures. I bought 98% of this on ebay for a bargain price.
Then had to top up a few bits and bobs. They are a little larger than Essex, but hey ho
beggars can't be choosers!
A pic from the back
Tercio Sevilla or old Violet’s (Morados viejos)
Maestros de Campo : (1685) D. Thomas de los Cobos y Luna, (1695) D. Francisco Antonio Diaz Pimienta
Tercio Cordova or old Green’s (Verdes viejos)
Maestros de Campo : (1682) D. Carlos de Eguia, (1691) D. Juan Vasquez de Acuña, (october 1694) D. Esteban de Olalla
Tercio Valladolid or old Yellow’s (Amarillos viejos)
Maestros de campo : (1677) D. Antonio Serrano, (1689) D. Pedro Tolesano y Velasco,
(1695) D. Fernando Davila Bravo de Laguna.
Tercio de Aragon
Maestros de Campo : (1678-1691) Artal de Azlor, conde de Guara,
(1692) Guillén Ramon de Moncada, marqués de Aytona, (1693) D. Geronimo Pérez de Nueros y Pueyo
1 Heavy, 2 Medium & 1 Light artillery piece
1 Base of Grenadiers
Governor General and Captain General of Flanders
03/01/1686-December 1691 D. Francisco Antonio de Agurto, Marqués de Gastañaga.
D. Juan Vasquez de Acuña
D. Pedro Tolesano y Velasco
Spanish flags are a right pain, there were a quite a number captured at various battles
But we don't know which flag belongs to which regiment, with the exception of
Tercio Aragon on the left. So I picked the ones I liked and added them to the regts.
All flags are taken from the book previously mentioned,
The Spanish Armies in the War of the League of Augsberg 1688-97
by Giancarlo Boeri, Josè Luis Mirecki and Josè Palau with Artwork by Robert Hall
available from The Pike & Shot Society
So by my calculations we have
4 x 21 figure units = 168
6 x Grenadiers = 12
12 x Artillerymen = 24
4 x Artillery pieces = 16
6 x Commanders = 24
For a total of 244 points!!
But Minion Lee awarded me a few bonus points taking me up to 250 points
and cementing me in 8th place in the Challenge.