Sunday, 17 June 2012

Cabrera's Guard

I've fallen very badly behind again - apologies.  This is another Carlist unit for the First Carlist War, but is a bit removed from my other ones.  There were several Carlist armies, the most effective of which were the Army of the North and the Army of the Centre.  The former is the one I have been concentraring on so far, as it engaged the British Auxiliary Legion in the north of Spain and this is the theatre I'll concentrate on.  However, the Army of the Centre, led by Ramon Cabrera and concentrated in Aragon rather than the physical "centre" of Spain, has some interesting units and last year Perry Miniatures released these figures for Cabrera's Guard.  With their dark blue coats and black top hats, these men certainly had one of the most unusual uniforms of the war.
This guard unit was very small - only 100 men, attached to Cabrera's staff.  At my general scale fothis period I would need 3-4 figures, but Perry make one pack of 6 figures so I've used them all.  Essentially this unit is an elite group of skirmishers and are based as such on standard "General de Brigade" skirmish stands (actually those supplied in the Perry plastic Napoleonic infantry sets).    

These were painted in February.  Since then, I have painted up several more First Carlist War units, a brace of ECW command stands, more 1815 French and lots of ACW.  I also have 2 regimental museums to blog about, so I'll make a bigger effort over the next few weeks. 

6 figures. Painted February 2012



8 comments:

Mericánach said...

They look excellent as always, Giles.

Rodger said...

Fantastic work there Giles. Interesting subject that I don't think I have seen much of.

David said...

Nice work, Giles!

legatus hedlius said...

As you say, most unusual and quite splendid. I know how you feel about not having enough time at present! Looking forward to the ECW and ACW!

Willie Anderson said...

Great looking figures Giles really like them!

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Love the hats. They're like the Iron Brigade, only with a touch more flair. Lovely paint jobs as usual.

Silver Whistle said...

Superb painting on this very unusual looking unit.
Look forward to seeing those future posts.

figvfig said...

What great looking figures and beautifully painted, a real treat to see something different- Dave