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Author Topic: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:04/08/22 30 Years War "Sniper" for skirmish games  (Read 27321 times)

Offline chema1986

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Hello guys,

This is a project I had since I started painting late XVII century armies, I wanted a fast raised tercio or militia regiment. These soldiers represent the rural or town militia of the dangerous border with France  in Catalonia or even Flanders.

As Spaniards, they carry a flag with the Holy Virgin Mary, and a Red background. Of course is conjectural but quite realistic in my opinion. I tried to use mostly browns, beiges or greys, with a couple of uniformed men here and there, like the officer.

The minis used are a mix of ECW Warlord games militiamen, Warfare Miniatures' League of Augsburg,  Dixon's Grand Alliance... I think they combine well.

They are militia so although, oriented to 1665-1690's, I used some earlier period figures, in order to represent the old fashioned clothes of the rural folk, and some morions to give the appearance of old Spanish troops or siege troops, who usually still carried armour.

I want to combine this unit with my  Miquelets in order to field a Militia "battalia"... I plan to add a new regiment made of the oncoming miniatures from Warfare Miniatures.

Here you have some pics













more in my blog:
http://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com.es/2018/05/spanish-xvii-c-militia.html


Cheers


Chema
« Last Edit: August 04, 2022, 11:18:19 AM by chema1986 »

Offline henerius

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Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 08:58:05 AM »
Love that unit. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 09:01:19 AM »
Nice looking unit, the various manufacturers minis work well together :)


Offline DintheDin

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Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 09:19:42 AM »
I like very much your browns, beiges or greys, the unit might come out dark and obscure, but with your neat highlights the colors pop!
And a flag very well done!
Cheers!
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Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 09:40:39 AM »
They are lovely  :-*

Offline Paul Richardson

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Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 11:37:31 AM »
A great unit. I really like the palette you've used - subdued colours with the occasional bit of bright red or blue.

Offline Driscoles

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Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2018, 12:01:20 PM »
Fantastic painting. I love the bases!
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Offline Terry37

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Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2018, 01:15:35 PM »
Wow! Truly exceptional work!

Terry
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Offline chema1986

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Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2018, 01:39:50 PM »
Many thanks for your kind comments mates

Offline Anderson Collection

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Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2018, 08:42:43 PM »
Very nicely done :-*

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Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2018, 10:24:21 PM »
Beautifully presented figures, I,d be using these for The Pikemans Lament rules , well done .

Offline AdamPHayes

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Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2018, 10:47:28 PM »
Really nice unit. Im jealous.

Offline Sparrow

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Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2018, 04:18:46 AM »
Cracking stuff
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Offline chema1986

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Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2018, 08:59:00 AM »
Thanks ! they are intended for Pike & Shotte, Beneath the Lilly Banners... I have not tried Pikemans Lament (yet)  but I would like to, as well as "Encamisada" a skirmish game very easy to learn by the Liber militum Tercios Team

Offline Antonio J Carrasco

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Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2018, 09:54:44 AM »
They are terrific, Chema! I have been tempted by BLB for ages, but the sheer amount of miniatures needed to play a game always has put me off.

 

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