I have recently started work on a new battle of Colonial Spanish (using the less vicious post-1617 list) to compliment my Hollanders (HERE and HERE) and Caribbean Indians (HERE). Most of my original figures who were flagged as Spanish have since been absorbed into other lists. Finding time to paint at the moment is difficult so the completion date for these little chaps is estimated at 'some time in the future'.
As a starter army, His Most Catholic Majesty's man in the New World (Don Diego Diablo del Mar), will include the two compulsory company types:
2 Militia pike
I've then gone with five of the possible options the provide a limited amount of adaptability:
d3 Militia shot
d3 Armed mobs*
d3 Indian mercenaries
The scale is 15mm using a greater variety of brands than I'm usually prone to - a mix of Grumpy, Essex, Museum and Peter Pig.
|The armed colonists, rallying to defend their settlements from heretics and savages|
|Details showing the gentleman, his mistress, the priest and the goat.|
|War-dogs, as seen previously|
|Saker, as seen previously but with a shortened barrel.|
More pictures will be posted as the battle gets painted. For now I thought I'd post a few inspirational pictures from the 2006 Spanish epic, Alatriste (at IMDb). Based on a series of novels by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, the movie is set in Spain and the Netherlands during the 1620s and 30s. This ambitious movie is visually stunning and loads of fun. The only real negative is that it tries to squeeze too much into a single movie and as a result, the plot jumps around and feels a bit disjointed in places.
|Viggo Mortensen as Diego Alatriste and his band of merceneries|
|Elena Anya as Angelica de Alquezar|