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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 6:47 p.m. PST

This is inspired by the article about the Battle of St Louis etc.

It already has a link to Historifigs.
Are there others, or suitable proxies?

Also. Were the Spanish good troops, on a par with British or Waldeck "Hessians"?
Would you give them crafty woodland skills like Rangers, FIW Troupes de Marine or Legion types?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 7:53 p.m. PST

The OOP London War Room figs are being made by Dayton Painting Consortium.

The Spanish in North America did fairly well during the AWI, so they appear to be solid regulars. I would not give them any special attributes.

KSmyth15 Mar 2017 8:25 p.m. PST

I would also recommend the Spanish by Dayton Painting Consortium. They are a little "old school" but overall quite serviceable and should fit in quite well with Winston's massive collection of varied AWI manufactures.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 5:30 p.m. PST

Here are some of the "old" London Warroom Spaniards who are part of my SYW Imagi-Nation Imperial forces: link To my understanding, these are the same castings being produced now by Dayton Painting Consortium, as mentioned above.


Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2017 10:54 a.m. PST

This is dredged up from the swampy depths of my memory, since I haven't seen my copy of "La Marcha de Galvez" in years.

Also. Were the Spanish good troops, on a par with British or Waldeck "Hessians"?

Yes-no-maybe. The companies of the Louisiana Regiment stationed on the mainland had some combat experience but the companies brought over from Cuba didn't. For the attack on Baton Rouge, Galvez took along a number of militia units, mostly from the New Orleans area, which ran the gamut from rich guys on horses (Los Carbineros Leales) to a battalion of free men of color, who were sorted into companies with different uniforms depending on how black they were. Fortunately, he was able to hold on to his artillery, which pretty much won the battle.

Something to remember is how small the armies on the Gulf Coast were. Galvez set out for Baton Rouge with about 2500 men, lost half of them to various causes, and still outnumbered the British when he arrived. At one point, the arrival of a force of 80 British grenadiers from Natchez could have tipped the balance in favor of the British.

Would you give them crafty woodland skills like Rangers, FIW Troupes de Marine or Legion types?

Oh, hell no.


Davoust17 Mar 2017 3:37 p.m. PST

The Siege and Battle for Pensacola 1781, I believe the longest siege during the war…9 weeks.

Galvez led a force of Spanish, French, Indians. Colonial troops, some black. against the British forces. Regulars. their Indian allies, some Germans and a small group of American Loyalists.

Battles/skirmishes from Mobile, Alabama to Pensacola. Naval units, Marines and soldiers landing to take out forts.

That would be a good campaign, small forces.

Oh, can't believe on St Paddy's day I forgot the Irish. Spain had an Irish Regiment their. During the re-enactment a few years ago, my oldest son learned to play the fife as part of that regiment. He participated in the "battles" around Mobile and Pensacola. He was 13. His "Colonel" decided since you could not hear the fife over the battle noise…..promoted him to "messenger" yep he ran all over the battle field.

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