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ferg98120 Mar 2020 12:01 p.m. PST


Given the unprecedented global situation at the moment, I thought i'd try my best to lighten the mood by showing you my latest unit of Napoleonic Spanish troops.

Fresh off the painting table, 18mm Spanish Militia / Peasants from QH Miniatures

I'm also in need of flag suggestions or inspiration, so feel free to comment!!

Pics on my blog below




Chairtwosqueaky20 Mar 2020 12:37 p.m. PST

Nicely done. The basing is well executed and 6 to a base is a nice amount

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2020 1:52 p.m. PST

Nice looking rabble you have there. For a flag, have you tried Warflag for free download: link


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2020 2:31 p.m. PST

They are sufficiently rabble like in appearance.

14Bore20 Mar 2020 4:43 p.m. PST

To me its more fun to paint individuals than a battalion of the same. Fantastic job.

Nine pound round20 Mar 2020 5:53 p.m. PST

Very nice- the hats and overcoats worn bandolier-fashion remind me of Confederates, the acknowledged wargaming standard for general scruffiness.

I am mostly painting ships right now, my son having enjoyed the Napoleonics but not so much the setup.

Grelber20 Mar 2020 7:58 p.m. PST

Might they have used a flag with the symbol of their local saint? Just guessing . . .

blank frank21 Mar 2020 3:04 a.m. PST

Well my local group has closed for now. We were saying when we eventually meet up again (hopefully) we'll have all these new armies.

All the best to everyone out there.

ferg98121 Mar 2020 3:38 a.m. PST

Thanks for the comments everyone, hope you are all well

Likewise Frank, Wargaming called off until further notice!



French Wargame Holidays21 Mar 2020 3:58 a.m. PST

Still busy renovating the "Salon de Guerre" final sanding this week and patching before painting commences on the circa 1720s fully panneled room.

In between paining figures when I can

Cannot wait to get it finished, display cases in and my table set up also.


Bill Slavin21 Mar 2020 5:24 a.m. PST

Very nice militia – I agree, I love the ragtag look in miniatures and the Spanish militia and Guerrillas especially allow for this!
I have a few militia flags posted here on my Pinterest Spanish flag page that might inspire:

La Belle Ruffian Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2020 3:34 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing these. The chunky bases seem to be very popular now. Rather than more figures just because we're at home for a bit, I think I'll work out what I want in terms of mdf bases and put an order in. Kind of wish I'd not put all my 15mm cavalry on fresh plasticard a few years back.

ferg98122 Mar 2020 10:26 a.m. PST

La Belle

I use the slightly thicker bases so people can pick up the bases instead of the figures

Trying to protect bayonets



La Belle Ruffian Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 3:09 a.m. PST

ferg, I understand the thinking behind thicker bases and it's not a criticism, I think they look great. Although originally I wasn't a fan, I've realised that alternating thicknesses of mdf might even be helpful if 'levelling out' some variation in my 15mm collection.

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