Sunday 13 June 2021

28mm 1st Carlist War-Carlists: 1st Guipuzcoan


Here is the first of four battalions for this brigade. They wear the frockcoat and red boina although I have mixed them up with civilian type dress for variety. I have given them a cleric too for added fervour! I plan to do the 1st (red boina), 2nd (blue boina), 4th (red boina) and 5th (white boina).

Eighteen figures in the battalion plus 3 skirmishers. I think that Carlist battalions were likely to be larger than Liberal ones so I may well add an extra 6 figures in due course. My Liberal battalions will be 20 figures strong and 2 skirmishers.

Tuesday 8 June 2021

28mm 1st Carlist War-Carlists: 2 x 3pdrs Mountain guns.


This represents a small 2 gun battery as might have been attached to a Carlist Infantry brigade. These guns were carried on the backs of mules to get them over the mountains quickly. The Carlists were very short of artillery at the start of the war but, as it progressed, they managed to make their own, capture others from the Liberals as well as smuggle pieces over the porus Pyrenean border.

I have painted the mule as per the attached illustration. I also attach a very atmospheric picture I took off the web which looks like it might be of re-enactors. But I have no idea of where or when this photograph was taken. I have used the gun colour shown to paint mine a pale blue-grey.

Next up will be Guipuzcoan infantry.

28mm Wars of the Roses: Archers

A new project has started – Wars of the Roses. These are Perry plastic Archers – six bases of 6 figures. The bases are from Charlie Foxtrot Figures in the UK and all figures are on circular bases so can be removed to record casualties. The livery colour is red/white.