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From RayR - Beneath the Lily Banners - 15mm Spanish Brigade (250 Points)
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
A pic from the back
Tercio Sevillaor old Violet’s (Morados viejos)
Maestros de Campo : (1685) D. Thomas de los Cobos y Luna, (1695) D. Francisco Antonio Diaz Pimienta
Tercio Cordovaor 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 Valladolidor 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.
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!!
You have been a busy boy Ray. I don't know how you find the time?! It sounds like an interesting period, the big question is, when are the Rejects going to see this lot on the table in the shed-o-war?
You're spot on with the points but there are also 4 flags which will get you some more points. And I'm throwing in a few more for impressing me with your output...I don't happen often folks, but now and again I am impressed!