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Gallocelt06 May 2022 2:33 p.m. PST

I've found on a website a map of Spain which might be of some use to those who war game the WSS. It was made by John Senex (1678- 1749). The map is quite detailed so I will be using this for reference when making my WSS campaign board. It might only be of limited use for Napoleonic campaigns.

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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2022 2:40 p.m. PST

I expect the mountains and rivers were still pretty much in place. And tragically, a 1708 map of Spanish roads and bridges wouldn't have been nearly as out of date by 1808 as a Spaniard might have hoped. It was sort of an off century for Spain.

Gallocelt06 May 2022 2:53 p.m. PST

Good point, Robert! On the other hand, the cherubs would probably be considered a bit out of fashion by the Napoleonic period. :)


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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2022 4:59 p.m. PST

Oh, I don't know, Gallocelt. I'd say they'd go reasonably well with His Imperial Majesty's coronation robes--maybe even better with that toga he wore to bless the new eagles in 1815.

55th Division07 May 2022 6:34 a.m. PST

or you could use the Nantiat "A new map of Spain and Portugal : exhibiting the chains of mountains with their passes, the principal & cross roads, with other details requisite for the intelligence of Military Operations" which i believe was the set of maps used by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and if they were good enough for him they will do for me
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Gallocelt07 May 2022 9:02 a.m. PST

Wow! 55th Division, what a great resource for the Napoleonic Peninsular War. I plan to do Napoleonic Wars as well as WSS if I can find a 15mm figure painter in the USA, or if I live long enough to paint them myself. I can cross reference the Nantiat map with the Senex map, especially for the mountain passes. Thanks for the tip. I do miss the cherubs, though . . .

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2022 7:09 p.m. PST

Worth remembering that not all the French commanders had maps as good as Wellington's. There was some contemporary comment on that. And of course, all the French commanders were being micromanaged by His Imperial Majesty, who having travelled on the only good paved road in Spain, insisted that they were all that good no matter what the officers on the spot reported. (A little bit of a boss like that goes a long way.)

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