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Timmo uk18 Apr 2018 9:27 a.m. PST

I have a collection of Foundry pirates with a few other makes thrown in. All are individually based. I want to use them for large scale land based skirmishes using Sharp Practice II by TFL.

I'm looking for some 'government' troops as opposition and like the idea of Spanish. The Ebor range of WSS figures has caught my eye but I have I've no idea if the uniform is appropriate to a Caribbean setting. They seem to list national troops and then a number of others with cockades which nation would these be suitable for.

Can somebody help with some basic guidance and perhaps recommend a source for uniform details. I've looked on line but I don't really know what I'm looking for. Spanish army in the Caribbean 1700 hasn't worked for me.

Thank you in advance.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 10:20 a.m. PST

War of League of Augsburg troops in WSS coats with floppy hats, straw if you can get them. Figures in the waistcoat would be good also. It's hot in the Caribbean!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

An old TMP threat that may be of use:

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Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 11:22 a.m. PST


Search for Spanish Tercios, too. My favorite pirate action was the series of battles and skirmishes led by Morgan against the Spanish in Panama.

Steve18 Apr 2018 11:51 a.m. PST

I have English Marlborough troops as my opponents. I have not played them with Sharp Practice 2 yet so I don't know how they perform.


Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 11:56 a.m. PST

I'm using Casting Room minis for Spanish troops in North America a few years later. They come in a greater variety of poses than anyone else I have found. Most minis for the era are in march poses.


I use 'French attacking' and 'French grenadiers', since they appropriately have have belly-boxes. The grenadiers are in a good variety of poses, and only one is actually holding a grenade. The grenade satchels don't bother me, YMMV. The mustaches there are a bonus, as the Spanish seem to have had a fondness for them well into the clean-shaven 18th century.

Timmo uk18 Apr 2018 3:01 p.m. PST

Thank you all for your input plenty to think about.

Dexter Ward19 Apr 2018 6:57 a.m. PST

I also use Malburian figures for this. They are actually British, but are painted up as Spanish (one unit in white coats, one in blue)

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