Spanish militia unit LoA War

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chema1986
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Spanish militia unit LoA War

Post by chema1986 » Tue May 08, 2018 8:18 am

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
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more in my blog:
http://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com ... litia.html


Cheers


Chema
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Re: Spanish militia unit LoA War

Post by Gunfreak » Tue May 08, 2018 9:28 am

Superb looking unit!
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Re: Spanish militia unit LoA War

Post by chema1986 » Tue May 08, 2018 11:27 am

Thanks Gunfreak, glad you like them !
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Re: Spanish militia unit LoA War

Post by Glorfindel » Tue May 08, 2018 3:38 pm

Really interesting theme and magnificent painting to bring it to life.

Well done !
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Re: Spanish militia unit LoA War

Post by General Hugh » Tue May 08, 2018 10:23 pm

They look gorgeous, well done!
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Re: Spanish militia unit LoA War

Post by Dfogleman2 » Wed May 09, 2018 1:34 am

Nice!
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Re: Spanish militia unit LoA War

Post by barr7430 » Mon May 14, 2018 2:45 pm

Yup, absolutely beautiful unit - they look like a real 17th century Spanish Dad's Army!
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Re: Spanish militia unit LoA War

Post by Il Granatiere » Tue May 15, 2018 9:03 pm

Wow! Great work, really inspiring!
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