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Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2022 11:11 a.m. PST

Does anyone game it? Were the Spanish still wearing armor? Can I use my Conquistadors?

William Warner11 Aug 2022 11:22 a.m. PST

I think they would be closer to English Civil War but with more leather and padded cotton armor.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2022 11:56 a.m. PST

Late 17th century, you are looking at long coats, floppy hats for the infantry, little or no armor. Maybe helmets here and there.

KevinV12 Aug 2022 12:07 p.m. PST

Cool idea. I just read an interesting article on this revolt.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2022 4:17 p.m. PST

I read this in graduate school. Well worth the read.


Metal armor had pretty much fallen out of fashion all over North America by 1680. Leather coats would be much more common. I wouldn't be surprised if some high ranking officer still had a piece of metallic armor of some kind, but that's about it.

The revolt mostly consisted of slaughtering civilians of all sexes and ages and burning down houses and structures.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2022 4:27 p.m. PST

Northstar does Spanish as part of their 1673 range, might be worth a look.

Makhno191813 Aug 2022 5:48 p.m. PST

oh cool. I remember reading about this revolt when in Santa Fe. I hope you share any progress you make, I'd love to see it. I've been thinking of starting a King Philip's War project, another anti-colonial revolt on this continent just a few years earlier. What scale are you using?

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2022 12:27 p.m. PST

Thanks for all the responses. The period has been in the back of my mind ever since hearing Elton John's Burn Down the Mission in the 1970s. My father was born in New Mexico and, supposedly, there's some Indian blood in the family, but probably not Pueblo. I am doing the project in 1/72 plastics. I am going to convert some mounted Conquistadors in quilted jerkins to Presidial cavalry by giving them round hats from the Imex Round Hat Mexican set. Imex does Mission Indians who will do for Pueblos and the Imex Pilgrims are close enough for the Spanish settlers. I have a lot of white buildings with red tile roofs from my Carlist and Peninsular Wars collections. I just need a Spanish Mission, which shouldn't be hard to find here in California, where I live, since all elementary school kids have to build a model mission in the 4th grade.

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