Friday, 9 January 2015

Napoleonic Spanish Granada Regiment

Connoisseur Miniatures Spanish Napoleonics - very nice range of figures!
Thought it was time to post a few pictures of some Spanish Napoleonics for the ongoing Peninsular actions being fought upstairs.  We continue to plan more games and this is the perfect time of year to sneak a few in.

The eagle eyed will spot a Front Rank Sapper and Drummer boy that has been pressed into service.

This is one of four battalions that Herbert and his team at DPS have painted up for me and I have finally gotten around to base.  Along with a brigade of Spanish Dragoons they will help bring the allied contingents of the Anglo army up to speed.


Lovely Spanish white with sky blue facings - always a lovely combination.

The Connoisseur range always gets a good rap from me and this is for obvious reasons.  The figures are well animated and proportioned and always look sensation "en masse" for battle in the "Grandest Manner".  Though I use General De Brigade set of excellent Napoleonic rules, the large battalions suit me to a tee!

They also match in very well with the Elite Miniatures range of Napoleonics which I do prefer for the Peninsular.  The flags are from the incredibly talented Grahame Black from GMB Designs.

Spanish Grenadiers with their exotic cloth "bags" on bear skins.  Beautiful...especially when painted by others!

Will hopefully get a few more of these finished shortly and the lads can have them on the field fighting the French.

16 comments:

  1. Lovely Spanish, Carlo. The Spanish are in my painting plans for 2016.

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    1. Thanks Peter - always wanted to have them on the table. So colourful!

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  2. Fantastic - and look at those Grenadiers! Wonderful!

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    1. They do look quite splendid C - great figures from Connoisseur. Cheers.

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  3. I have a soft spot for connoisseur figures. Lovely to see Carlo!

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    1. Thanks Paul - they always look " right" if you know what I mean, especially en masse!

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  4. I like these a lot. I have a soft spot for Connoisseur Figs as well. I am in the process of basing a battalion of British fusiliers at the moment that have been part painted for about two decades.

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    1. Thanks Brian - your Spanish Elite figures got me organised in terms of getting these based. You are correct, Connoisseurs are a bit of a step back in time for we wargamers whom still enjoy some nostalgia. Looking forward to seeing your Brits!

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  5. Beautiful regiment. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Dean - few more to finish off in coming weeks.

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  6. They look great Carlo. The boys at DPS have done well for you!

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    1. Thanks Fish - yes they did come up quite well. Couple of minor corrections but in this time poor period of life it does make for some units getting to the field quicker than normal thats for sure! When are you at the club again?

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  7. Nice looking regiment and basing.

    John

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  8. Thanks John, greatly appreciated. I was just looking at these and was wondering what Bill Gskin is doing these days as I recall he had a most remarkable Peninsular collection. Any idea?

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  9. You don't get any more colourful than Spanish Napoleonic's. Superb painting and fine looking figures.

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    1. Thanks Pat - maybe only the Neapolitans could rival them. Looking forward to getting a brigade of them on the table soon.

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