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sunjester10 Feb 2018 9:45 a.m. PST

In the latter part of 2017 I found myself in that common wargamer's situation, that of pondering what to do next. After all, I only had 3 major projects on the go and they were all nearing completion (or at least what would pass for completion until I saw something new and shiny for them). So I decided to construct an opponent for my 10mm War of the Spanish Succession French army. There was no desperate need for this, three guys at my local club have opposition armies, but, having been caught out in the past, I now make it my policy to have a usable force for both sides in any period/scale I collect. all three opponents were geared towards the Northern European theatres, being an Anglo-Dutch army, an all-British army and an Imperialist army. After staging a re-fight of the Battle of Almanza earlier in the year, I was rather taken with the somewhat neglected Spanish theatre for this war, so decided to base my new army there. The Confederate effectively had two field armies in the peninsular, one based in Portugal and one based in Catalonia. I decided to go for the army based in Catalonia, as I had already had 5 battalions of Catalan infantry.

I've started to chronicle my efforts on my blog link
The first few posts should be quick to get online, as I already have some of the units finished, or at least just requiring basing.

Waco Joe10 Feb 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

I too am smitten with that theater of the war. Mine are 28mm Wargames Factory for the most part.

Dogged Inactive Member11 Feb 2018 3:33 p.m. PST

Nice looking little fellows!

Looks like you have there (proper name in Catalan), IIRC:

Reials Guārdies Catalanes (Royal Catalan Guards)

Regiment de la Diputaciķ del General (Council of the General* Regiment) *nowadays called "Generalitat", it was and still is the Catalan Parliament and Government (dating from its foundation in 1359 with its antecedents being the Catalan Courts initiatied in 1283 and the County of Barcelona Courts around 1000)

Regiment de la Immaculada Concepciķ (Immaculate Conception* Regiment) *it was said that this was General Villaroel's preferred unit IIRC

Regiment de la Ciutat de Barcelona (City of Barcelona Regiment)

Regiment de Santa Eulālia (Saint Eulalia* Regiment) *patron saint of Barcelona

sunjester12 Feb 2018 3:27 p.m. PST

That man wins a cigar!

sunjester14 Feb 2018 6:41 a.m. PST

Four more pro-Carolean Spanish infantry for my new army. link

sunjester17 Feb 2018 2:28 a.m. PST

This time two Dutch battalions, one from Bruhese Regiment and one from Friesheim Regiment. Dutch regiments in Spain consisted of two battalions, but it would be a bit dull to field two identical units, so I've done one from each. link

sunjester21 Feb 2018 2:45 a.m. PST

Now for the start of the mounted contingent, a unit of dragoons (from Pendraken's excellent League of Augsberg range) and two cavalry units. link
Looking at the dragoons makes me think I really should get some more of these to replace my current French dragoons with these little beauties.

sunjester23 Feb 2018 9:17 a.m. PST

Every army needs a commander, so here is my Confederate general, together with some of his staff and bodyguard. More details and pictures on the blog link

I've also added flags to my Dutch regiments.

sunjester02 May 2018 4:33 a.m. PST

I have finally managed to get back to this project, after a prolonged gap. With the next big WSS game scheduled for mid-May I need to get the Confederate army finished (by "finished" I mean the word very loosely, more in the sense of enough done for this game).

Two more entries on the blog


sunjester20 May 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

We played a refight of Saragossa 1710 at the last Tring Club Games Day, it was a lot of fun.

A lot of photos on the Tring Club blog link
but here's a couple to be going on with.

Last Hussar21 May 2018 4:04 p.m. PST

For information- in the second picture the British etc units left are the reserve, because my ally got bored with the fact that my Austrians, right, failed to move for 4 turns, so overtook them

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