War of Spanish Succession

The Pikeman's Lament: The First Peninsular War

Well I lasted until the final week of the Warlord Games sprue sale before weakening, but yesterday an order for a pile of Marlburian Infantry sprues went in as each sprue has 12 figures on and costs just £2.50! Don't ask how many I ordered, but free postage is such a temptation! Unlike other ex-Wargames Factory plastics, these aren't as slim and fiddly, the main reason I resisted the AWI sprues...Warlord Games Malburian Infantry (photo Warlord Games)The uniforms are pretty generic, so can be painted up as a number of nations, the issue now is which ones... As interesting as Marlborough's campaign is, I have been intrigued by the operations in Portugal and Spain between 1701 and 1710, and there is a book by Nicholas Dorrell coming out at the end of the month (Marlborough’s Other Army: The British Army and the Campaigns of the First Peninsula War, 1702–1712). It looks like it will provide a good overview of all the participants, not just the British (one of the things that interests me is the wide variety of a

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2 units of French Cavalry completed

So I've finally finished up some French Cavalry for my War of Spanish Succession project.  I've been a little burnt out on painting troops for this project as I've been working on them non-stop for over a year now.  I guess I needed a bit of a break from them.Here are some quick shots of the Simiane and Anjou cavarly units.  I hope you like them.Only 3 more French units to go and then 16 Spanish units of Cavalry to do. :)

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