Monday, September 1, 2014

Napoleonic Spanish Officer

This solitaire Spanish officer has been lingering in The Lead Pile without any like-minded Spanish Napoleonics.  I liked the look of the figure so added him onto a Brigade Games' order when I was filling out the ranks of British and French infantry.
He is really exquisitely modeled but cannot seem to find a place in my current Peninsular War project.  Rather than leave him unpainted, I figured why not paint and base the officer?  Perhaps he could be used as a special character figure in one of the games?  Perhaps add a mounted figure and make a two figure command stand?

Of course, this will likely lead to fielding a small Spanish contingent.

16 comments:

  1. Very nicely done, and I completely support a Spanish contingent project!! Vamos!

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    1. Thank you, Soren!

      Perhaps he does need a Spanish contingent?

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  2. Classic looking Spanish officer - captures the flavor and character so well.

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    1. I agree! This is a very colorful character.

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  3. Great painting, Jonathan! This fellow has loads of character. Bring on his Spanish reinforcements!

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    1. Monty, thanks! Yeah, he could use some peons to command couldn't he?

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  4. He is magnificent. As he twirls his mustache, he is saying "Por favor, señor Viernes, pintar una brigada de soldados españoles para mí!

    He's also make a good focal point for a scenario - an hidlago who must be rescued/escorted/delivered/protected from the enemy as he caries vital inteligence (or the location of a stash of fine rioja!)

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    1. Brigade Games makes some great figures and this Spaniard is one of them. Great suggestions for using him in a scenario!

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  5. Brilliant job. The pose stroking his moustache, the suggestion of a paunch, and the giant hat all give the impression of braggadocio that you expect of a Spanish officer, at least of one from a Sharpe novel.
    Love him.
    MP

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    1. Thank you, very much, Michael! The pose is, indeed, a perfect rendition of a Spanish officer that we expect to see in many period novels. I like him!

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  6. He's lovely Jonathan, loads of character in this wee character!

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    1. Thanks Paul and appreciate you dropping by!

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