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smacdowall18 Sep 2022 8:54 a.m. PST

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After several years building up the armies I have finally re-fought this seminal battle of the Franco-Spanish war of the 1640s.
Full battle report on my blog at link
We used 28mm figures on a 10' x 6' table with Close Fire and European Order XVII rules link
The complete scenario with orders of battle and deployment maps is freely downloadable from my website at link

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2022 9:39 a.m. PST

Beautiful game, must have been great to play. I'm sure I saw captain Alatrieste in there somewhere.

smacdowall18 Sep 2022 9:48 a.m. PST

Yes Captain Alatrieste was certainly in the ranks of one of the front rank Tercios!

Legionarius18 Sep 2022 6:12 p.m. PST

The most noble line was: "We thank your excellency for your generous offer; but we are a Spanish Tercio." (I paraphrase.)

Charge The Guns19 Sep 2022 12:02 a.m. PST

Hi Simon – the battle looks wonderful. Just had a quick flip through, and will come back to revel in the detail later! Really like your blued-black armour technique and will be giving that a try. 👍

mghFond19 Sep 2022 4:59 p.m. PST

Great stuff. Simon's blog is always a good read.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2022 8:32 a.m. PST

A great-looking game, but I really like the King's musketeers.

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