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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #105 on: June 10, 2024, 06:18:27 PM »


Inkpaduta thanks for the thumbs up ;)
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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #106 on: June 10, 2024, 10:52:27 PM »
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A very good addition not only to the range you are doing but also for Native American figures.
These are great to see and can't wait for the mounted.

plus one to that. :)

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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #107 on: June 11, 2024, 12:07:20 AM »


Has Been
many thanks! ;) :D ;) :D
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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #108 on: June 14, 2024, 09:42:12 AM »



28mm Dismounted Cuera trooper firing horse pistol from our latest release...Spanish 28mm Colonial troops in Apacheria! top paintwork from Andy Singleton. figure available from www.gringo40s.com,
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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #109 on: June 15, 2024, 09:02:22 AM »


just a note been informed by a mate
Escopata should be spelt as follows!
with an e...best to be exact! my message
to him............ :D

Escopeta was a light, inexpensive, .69 caliber weapon used by Spanish cavalry and militia in colonial Texas. It was popular until the mid-nineteenth century, …seems your right my friend!  ..in Spanish..Arma de fuego portátil, con uno o dos cañones, que dispara cartuchos o perdigones y suele utilizarse para cazar. :o :-* :o :-*
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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #110 on: June 15, 2024, 09:16:30 AM »


quick note ....the Spanish Colonial
Escopeta was actually a Flintlock
Carbine..with a very complex and
quite beautiful "Miquelet" lock..
picture of a very rare one attached.
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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #111 on: June 15, 2024, 10:25:25 AM »
Firearms terms in both Spanish and Portuguese can be a little tricky. In the first instance there are quite a few terms used interchangably vis escopeta, fuzil, mosquete, espingarda etc. Depending upon the time period they might mean specific types but generically they mean a musket  or long arm (rifled or smooth bore com ou sem cano de alma raiada).

In contemporary times, at least in Brazilian Portuguese, an escopeta is a term usually used for a shot gun whereas fuzil is the most common term for a rifle.


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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #112 on: June 15, 2024, 10:53:31 AM »


thanks Carlos...interesting information
... ;)
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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #113 on: June 19, 2024, 10:35:04 AM »


just a note on Cuera pistols
oddly enough there was always
a shortage of these weapons..
possibly due the amount of workmanship
involved in the Miquelet locks..in Apacheria
the majority were not in good condition..
atmosphere..low pay..and inertia all contributed
to poorly maintained weapons..not all though.
attached a picture of a brace of pistold from the
Spanish Colonial period used in Apacheria..."
Caribbean Miquelet about 1770-1800 manufacture
date . :D 8) :D 8)
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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #114 on: June 19, 2024, 10:46:14 AM »
I like the look of those pistols. I now look forward to painting my figures with brass pistol barrels  :D
I'm not a mercenary. Killing's more of a hobby for me.

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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #115 on: June 19, 2024, 12:20:54 PM »


Matakakea
thanks for that...they are very attractive.. :o.
they started using brass to prolong the
life span...usually the locks went first,
that line on brass from your paintbrush
will make all the difference! ;)
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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #116 on: June 19, 2024, 08:05:27 PM »
My reading on the 18th century in New Mexico confirms the scarcity of firearms.  Hence, the use of old, worn, crudely repaired ones.  But my readings also point in the direction of how far the Santa Fe area was from any source of supply.  And the main route took one over extremely harsh territory.  As well as the lack of iron deposits in the area to make guns locally.
Then, there's the declining financial means of the Spanish Empire, and its always impoverished Mexican replacement.
Apparently, Hispanic settlers reverted to using bows, due to the inability to obtain firearms.

By the way, do you know of any good books (in English) on the Soldados de Cuera?

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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #117 on: June 20, 2024, 12:31:05 AM »


Hi Pan
thanks for your input...you are quite right
as to the scarcity of weapons.The levels of
Red Tape were mind blowing..and uber complex.
the are of Apacheria was close on 800 miles wide
and over half as deep,and even though the Cuera
kept horse and Mule herds..eventually some inside
the Precidios they were ofen run off..as Apaches
were fond of Mule and Horse meat,and really only
used horses to get from A to B.Book wise Thrapps
book is a good introduction as the era is very complex
as all the forts had different strenghts..even Cuera
Native troops these were Armed often with Bows
and Arrows. i have atatched a copy of the book
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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #118 on: June 20, 2024, 09:53:06 PM »
Thank you for the book recommendation.

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Re: 28mm American Indian Wars 1700-1900
« Reply #119 on: Today at 09:35:53 AM »


Hi Pan
my pleasure...will
list some more when
i get a chance :D
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Ged
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