Mid War Spanish Additions (cont. 9) – Guerrillas and another table
Okay, so first I must tell you that you are seeing these units out of painting sequence. I had painted 1st Asturias before these with plans for 2nd Asturias (which I will show you together) but, 1st Asturias brought me to twelve units of infantry and I wanted to skip the number between twelve and fourteen by painting two small units of Guerrillas together – this army will never have thirteen units of anything, and none of my previous armies have either. Actually, I’m not superstitious. I’ll happily travel on a number thirteen bus or stay in a room thirteen (though there are very few of the latter as hoteliers know that some people will want to be moved: Hotels have a 12A or 14A, or more commonly skip 13 completely): For me, skipping thirteen is more of a quirky tradition than anything else, probably acquired whilst working in small hotels.
Anyway, hotel trivia done with, onward and upward. Two units of guerrillas and another command stand. No Spanish army is complete without a couple of guerrilla units, IMHO.
Guerrilla unit 1.
After following my usual practice of painting the hands and faces first, I painted all the base colours for the clothes before moving onto the shading. Usually I do each colour with shading before moving onto the next colour.
The key colour for guerrillas is brown so I painted that colour first, making sure I painted a lot of it. Then I added the other colours.
I have based my guerrillas as small bands in extended line (as per units like the 95th) with two extra skirmish stands per unit.
Figures by Front Rank and feature the guerrilla leader without a modified arm: His extended arm serves to protect the (more fragile) table when the stand is being picked up. The table is actually pretty solid but, clumsy fingers, etc.
The table features a partly rolled up map and some sheets of paper (for orders to be written on). These are paper.
Next up, my 1st and 2nd Asturias.
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Autor: JAMES ROACH / Olicanalad’s Games
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