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carojon13 Apr 2017 6:22 a.m. PST

The Murcian regiment founded in 1694 was the nineteenth regiment of the line and contributed two battalions to Bassecourt's Division at Talavera.


The completion of the second Murcians now leaves just two more battalions to complete the division and the Spanish order of battle for Talavera 208.

If you would like to know more then just follow the link to JJ's.



Bill Slavin13 Apr 2017 6:36 a.m. PST

Looking good, JJ!

Schogun13 Apr 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

I was going to ask what mfr makes the figs, assuming 28mm. But I see on your blog that they're 15mm AB Figures.

Impressive paint job, JJ!

wrgmr113 Apr 2017 7:00 a.m. PST

Very nice, great basing!

carojon13 Apr 2017 10:24 p.m. PST

Thanks for your comments chaps. I am so looking forward to getting these chaps out on the table.

Schogun – I love 28mm and the rich selection of manufacturers available today but I find them rather impractical for Napoleonic as I like to play my games in the 'Grand Manner' but with figures that have the character of the bigger scales.

When we fight Talavera we will have in effect four corps on the table with just about 2,300 figures. The ground scale compromise means I get a 2 mile by 1.5 mile battlefield on my 9 x 5 foot table. The beauty of 18mm is that you can get a lot of stuff on the table giving the look of a Napoleonic battle but without the lack of space with 28mm or the lack of individual character with 6-10mm.

I call this scale 18mm rather than 15mm because they are significantly different and the fact that you are not alone for mistaking them for 28mm rather proves my point.

At the end of the day we all make compromises to play the games we like and this scale is my preference for Napoleonics and I have seen several 28mm Napoleonic collectors move to this scale for similar reasons.

My advice is do it early enough while you can still see to paint, then work on other periods that work much better with larger size figures.


4th Cuirassier14 Apr 2017 3:13 a.m. PST

Those look very nice JJ – your points in favour of 18mm do resonate as well.

Do you find much difference in the time it takes to paint these? I have painted 28mm and 54mm Napoleonics and I reckon the time per figure is the same. The bits that go easier on the larger figures are offset by the stuff that requires more time, like faces and so on.

carojon14 Apr 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

Hi 4thC,
Thank you. Ooh that's a tricky question, and thinking it about it you are probably right. The block painting of the base colours goes on a lot quicker with the larger scales, but yes, adding eyes and picking out detail on 28's equates to taking the added time block painting the 18's.

Of course everything speeds up when you do multiple battalions of the same figures because you become so familiar with the detail and can almost end up painting them without being concious of doing the work.

1968billsfan Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 11:48 a.m. PST

but those old real 15's give you even more room and cost less….

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