This is my first unit of cavalry for the First Carlist War, the Ontoria Hussars on the Carlist side. Here's what the Perry/Cairns book says about them: "200 strong, organised in 1838 by General Balmaseda as part of the Army of the North. After the convention of Vergara [August 1839], he led his men to join Cabrera, and the unit joined the Aragonese division." The Convention of Vergara was the agreement that formally ended the war, but the Carlist general Ramon Cabrera continued fighting and in 1840 led the remains of the Carlist forces under his command into France and exile. Therefore, this is a pretty late unit, of limited use. However, the uniform is very dashing and smart and according to the gentlemen on the Carlist Wars Yahoo group there is evidence that these troops carried "death's head" lance pennants. This unit had an "elite" reputation, so all in all these chaps are rather fearsome. At a ratio of 1:30/33 I thought 6 figures was enough for a unit of around 200 men. I think most of my Spanish cavalry units will have 6 figures (rather like the AWI). Perry Miniatures figures, of course.
6 figures. Painted August 2012. Lance pennants and flag by Adolfo Ramos.