Saturday, 29 March 2008

DBA 1500-1900 20.Spanish

The Mighty Spanish! At one point the hardest Army in Europe. This one covers from 1560 to 1609, but with a few extra Cavalry elements it could form the bulk of army list 33.Spanish 1609-1660. We have already used it in one of our battles & it performed very well.

I got a Spanish copy of 'Alatriste' with Viggo Mortensen, English subtitles needed of course! Hhhmmm.... A good film, but I was very disappointed that there weren't MORE battle scenes. You had to wait till the last ten minutes to see the Battle of Rocroi against the French, The French Cuirassiers looked superb battling away with the ragtag Spanish Tercio. Very nice inspiration!!

What a list of enemies! I fancy a showdown versus the Ottoman Turks, one for the future I think!

20 Spanish, 1560-1609.
Enemies = 24. French Huguenot 1562-1640, 25. French Catholic 1562-1598,
27. Elizabethan English 1560-1620, 31a. Dutch 1568-1590, 31b. Dutch 1590-1660,
32a. French 1600-1640, 67. Ottoman Turk 1512-1570, 68. Ottoman Turk 1570-1718,
71. Berber or Moorish 1039-1700

1x3Kn, 1x4Pi or 2LH (Stradiots), 1x2LH or 1x4Pi or 3Dr or 2Ps, 4x4Pk, 4x4Sh, 1xArt.

The Mighty Spaniards!

All elements included

Flags from Warflag....

Spanish Knights & Pistols, led by the General.

Spanish Light Horse & Mercenary Stradiots Light Horse

Big Spanish Guns

Hmmm.... Don't know if this would work in DBA, but here's a TERCIO.

TERCIO full on. Could work out some House Rules...
Anyone got any ideas??? Comments please.


hermione0 said...

There are a lot of behind-the-scenes photos taken by extras filming Alatriste posted at a site called You have to register to see the gallery, but it's worth it. or maybe it's (without the hyphen).

mrfarrow2u said...


I'll have a good look.
What did you think of the film??
Like I said the Battles scene at the the end was great.


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