Thursday, March 7, 2013

From Millsy: 10mm War of the Spanish Succession Infantry (136 points)

From Millsy:
This is the start of my Franco-Bavarian army for the War of the Spanish Succession. I’m intending to do a fair chunk of the Blenheim order of battle over time, starting with Prince d'Isenghein's Brigade in Marquis de Rosel's Corps. This formed part of the centre of the line of battle around Oberglauheim.

These are all Old Glory 10mm figures which I nabbed off eBay some time ago. Unfortunately I ran out with one battalion to paint in order to complete the brigade. Being me there will always be more orders for more tin so no real drama although it would have been nice to do the lot in one go. These come in strips of five, so I had to cut a single figure off each strip to fit in two rows of eight on a 25mm square base. This gives me good sized units for Maurice at 32 figures each. When battles get really large we’ll use something simple rules-wise I think.

I painted these using the same method I use for 15mm figures and in truth there is next to nothing different in terms of effort required. Over a black undercoat I have two shades of grey for the coats and other bits, followed by another 8-10 colours depending on complexity of the uniform. I initially thought they would be quicker and was berating myself for mucking about but then IanW replied to my comment on his 6mm stuff saying the same thing – 10mm takes as much effort as 15mm for him too.

So to close a quick summary of regiments: 1st Poitou (red and blue colour), 1st Guyenne (pink and green colour) and 2 battalions of Regiment de Beauferme (red and gold colour). The second battalion doesn’t carry the white colonel’s colour I believe, hence the double up on the red and gold. Regiment d'Isenghein will be added in due course.
Next up for me is more 10mm WSS, starting with 10 squadrons on horse forming the first and second cavalry lines of Marquis du Bourg's Corps.

I love the look of these units! 10mm is such a great scale as it provides the sense of mass but one can also see the uniform detail (which I realize is a doube-edged sword for the painter). I have the 10mm equivalents of these for ECW which I'll have to dig up and try out...

These four fine regiments of foot with their brave banners will give Millsy 136 points. Well done!


  1. Nicely done, what I find about most small figures is that the painter uses too big flags, yours are perfect.


  2. Great work Millsy - the regiments look fab :)

  3. Very nice done. The units have a great look.

  4. These are great, you have done sterling work here. Hope you keep the drive going to the end. finished the commanders for the 6mm WSS today which wraps that army up. A great feeling


  5. Great job Millsy, and a great project. This is a period I am really interested in.

  6. Thanks guys. I'm really happy with how they turned out.

    Ian, I'm sticking at it. Got 5 units of horse on the go with 1.5 finished already. Not sure how much I'll get done after that before the end but we'll see. No way I'll make my revised total but I might get to 1K which would be good.

    BTW, noticed an error in my submission - should have been 2 rows of FOUR on a 25mm base. Math isn't my strong point ;-)

  7. great entry
    got to love massed 10mm figures
    Peace James


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