Thursday, 27 December 2018
Monday, 24 December 2018
Sunday, 23 December 2018
With phase one of the Spanish Napoleonic army complete, I have moved onto another Spanish project, the expansion of the First Carlist War armies.
After our last Carlist War game I reflected on the imbalance I have within these armies. The Isabelino forces outnumber the Carlists by about a third. Mind you that is only if all of the Isabelino, British Auxiliary Legion and the French Foreign Legion are used together - the BAL and the FFN never fought together historically so I really only intended as supports for the Isabelino troops and not used as a whole, but when has historical accuracy ever got in the way of a good wargame? The result is that in pretty much every game the Carlists end up getting beaten by weight of numbers.
So I decided to expand the Carlists to level the playing field, adding another seven infantry units, two cavalry, one field gun and one mountain gun. This takes the Carlists up to equal with the Isabelino forces in every arm except artillery.
The first units to roll out are two units from the Tortosa region:
A cavalry unit,
and an infantry unit.
Then there is a generic field gun,
a mountain gun set,
and Cabrera's Staff Guard
Also completed, and one could argue still within a Spanish theme, are two more British gun sets for the Peninsular War. These have been in various stages of completion for the three weeks and are now finally based.