This a wargaming place were you can see a growing collection of miniatures and terrain of many historical periods in 20mm (but also a few 10mm,15mm and 28mm) started when I was 10 yo. At the moment it has some 40.000 miniatures from simple foot soldiers figures to much bigger Destroyers. Occasionally there are some war movie critics and some travel to military sites. My family considers it the best wargaming site in the World even if it is the only one they know.
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
AOE 20mm Spanish Napoleonic army
The Spanish Napoleonic army is one of those nice wargaming armies that is seldom represented on shelves or tabletops.
This is mainly due too the misconception of a poor performance on the battlefield. Not only that is incorrect as the Spanish army achieved some astonishing victories over the French such as Baylen in 1808.
History aside you have one nice thing if you model this army: a pretty good looking collection of models with a great variety of uniforms and equipment that will never make you tired of painting and modelling more and more units.
I used mostly the ESCI Prussian 1806 figures for the infantry and several other ESCI boxes for the cavalry. When I use other brands I will let you know in the text.
The flags are Web prints, mainly Warflag. Some others are hand painted and others are downsized prints from photos of the real thing, like the flag of the Walloon Guards.
The Regimento Princesa is made mainly from the Airfix AWI figures with X-Acto doing a lot of damage.
The cloth on the back of the Granaderos cap is made from paper, after cuts on the cap itself.
The Regimento de Guardia Walona is ESCI mainly with some Airfix French Grenadiers for the Granaderos.
Regimento Sabóia (front row), Reina and España (back row). ESCI and Airfix figures.
The Regimento Guadalajara is made of the usual Airfix AWI with Fusileros from ESCI Prussians and Italeri French 1805 infantry box.
The back of the Guadalajara Granaderos cap.
The Regimento de las Ordenes Militares, a mixed Airfix and ESCI unit.
Back of the Ordenes Militares Granaderos. Once again paper cloths on the back of the caps.
The cavalry is aproaching...
Lanceros de La Mancha. These are ESCI Polish lancers with ESCI Austrian heads with Greenstuff crests.
The Regimento Almansa are ESCI bodies from the Scots Grey box with Airfix AWI heads.
The same Almansa regiment, this time dismounted.
The Regimento de Olivenza; ESCI bodies with Tarletons from the ESCI British horse artillery.
Same idea as before for the Dragones de Granada.
The Hussares Españoles are straight-from-the-box ESCI British Hussars.
The Regimento Rey is again ESCI bodies with Airfix AWI heads.
Now for the non-line infantry: the 2º de Voluntarios de Granada are ESCI bodies with paper and plastic hats.
Two regiments of Voluntarios de Catalonia from HAT Spanish Guerillas box.
The 2º Infantaria Ligera de Aragon is an all ESCI unit.
The Artillery is Airfix French with heads from the AWI. The Ox limber is made of two metal 1/87 scale oxes stollen from my father HO train table.