Spanish Army 1670-1700

OK, so after two years I've finally given in to having a section of the FORUM specifically set up to discuss painting techniques, display examples, show your latest projects and chat about this vital part of the hobby. Manufacturers please feel free to post up your sculpts, ask questions about what the gamers are after and generally promote your work.. no charge! Painters, please also feel free to post up your work for comment and critique. I can't promise the unreserved adulation characteristic of some other fora but I would hope you'd get constructive and measured comment!
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Spanish Army 1670-1700

Post by chema1986 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:37 pm

Hello everyone! I have been reading this forum for almost a year... But finally i decided to register and post something :wink:
I fell in love with this period when I saw part of Barry's collection in Warlord's Pike & Shotte. So i put aside my other projects and began buying and painting armies for 1660-1700 period.
By now, most of my miniatures are Front Rank and North star 1672. I also have some foundry , wargames factory and of course Warfare Miniatures (sadly i have not found any retailer here in Madrid)

Here are the pics ( Sorry i'm new and do not know how to post bigger photos , so you'll have to click one or two times in the pic)
Tercio de Córdoba or "Old Greens" The flag though historical, is conjetural, it's not posible to asign a certain flag to most tercios of this time.
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Tercio de Madrid or "Old Reds" (conjetural flag)
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Tercio de Sevilla or "Old Purples" this one is from a slightly earlier period, and will become "Castilla Regiment".
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Dragones de Valansart (dragoons of Valanzart) they are based in skirmish order . The flag is from excellent 's boeri "spanish armies of the league of augsburg war" book
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Tercio Viejo de Dragones (old tercio of dragoons)
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Spanish Artillery: These are Wargames factory... i bought them for their price, but i am deeply dissapointed with the quality... I'll post a comparisson pic with Warfare miniatures artillery soon.
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Finally a Command base with a Spanish General... Probably Marquis of Gastañaga or Duke of Villahermosa, both Generals and Viceroys of Catalonia or Spanish Netherlands. Sorry for the pics quality
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Well enough for now... I have also painted a front rank tercio of Toledo "Old Blues" but sadly is in my hometown, Cartagena so i won't be able to post it until i go there.
Hope you like them !!
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Re: Spanish Army 1670-1700

Post by obriendavid » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:03 pm

I like them very much!
It's good to see something different from the usual armies you see.
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Re: Spanish Army 1670-1700

Post by Churchill » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:07 pm

Ray.
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Re: Spanish Army 1670-1700

Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:22 pm

Well, they are all looking very nice! Great Collection!

Thanks for sharing

Btw if you are copy and past the "original" BBCode in your message you will get quite large images of your painted Spanish Beauties!

Hope that helps

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Post by Prince Henry » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:17 am

Nice work!

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Re: Spanish Army 1670-1700

Post by jambo1 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:13 am

lovely stuff, interesting to see the Spanish units for a change. nice job!! :D
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Post by chema1986 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:49 am

Thank You guys for your kind comments ! Friedrich Augustus I next time i'll paste the "original" BBCode to make the pics bigger.
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:57 am

chema1986 wrote:Thank You guys for your kind comments ! Friedrich Augustus I next time i'll paste the "original" BBCode to make the pics bigger.

Ok.
Look here. Just as an example I use the code of the last pic you have posted and paste it in here

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Post by chema1986 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:02 am

Oh my God it is Huge ! haha thank you very much, I have tried another image uploader page in another post and it has worked too, thanks ;)
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Post by jason le peintre » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:32 am

so nice :D
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Post by Churchill » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:30 am

Ray.
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Re: Spanish Army 1670-1700

Post by janner » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:59 am

That's cracking :D
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Re: Spanish Army 1670-1700

Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:31 pm

If you don't know this company already I have here another manufacturer for Spanish flags
http://www.flagsofwar.co.uk/index.php?r ... =65_74_157

and this one

http://www.maverick-models.com/wss_spanish.htm

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Re: Spanish Army 1670-1700

Post by Gunfreak » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:54 pm

Absolutly wonderfull, fantastic painting, great colors, also cudos for beeing patriotic and doing your own country!!
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Post by chema1986 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:03 pm

Thanks Friedrich Augustus, i have some flags from flags of war... they are stunning ! have gardes françaises, gardes suisses, la couronne and dillon regiment for my slow growing French Army. And the Spanish flags are post 1707 after Philip V reformed the army and abolished the tercio, so i need earlier flags (1670-1707 more or less )
I knew Maverik Flags but haven't seen them already in the pole with miniatures... so I dont know it quality.

Gunfreak thank you
Absolutly wonderfull, fantastic painting, great colors, also cudos for beeing patriotic and doing your own country!!
Of course! hehehehehe despite being and unsuccesfull war for Spain, I like to collect my own country armies of this period because they are rather unique and full of colour.
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