Santiago y cierra España! Cuirassiers for my TYW Imperial army

I’m working on a very special project, my very own 15mm Thirty Years War army. Unfortunately I don’t have time to paint my own miniatures, as I’m always working on comissions. However, the miniatures from Totentanz have inspired me in a way never seen before in myself. And therefore, I exploit all the gaps I have to paint it. Furthermore, the recent rulebook published by El Kraken: Tercios Liber Millitum is the perfect excuse to use these miniatures.  I have finished today another mounted unit, some Cuirassiers. Take a closer look!

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I have painted 6 horse riders to compose a mounted unit to play Tercios. I have destributed them in two bases (3 miniatures / base) to form a 8cm front. The banner has been painted by hand over a copper sheet. If you are interested, you can find a complet painting guide about how to paint miniatures of this period here.

The horses has been painted using this color:

  • Dark brown: shadows with Dark oxide 302 (Panzer Aces, Vallejo), base with Flat brown 984 (Vallejo) and a slight light with Orange brown 981 (Vallejo)
  • Light brown: Shadows with Chocolate brown 872 (Vallejo), base with English uniform 921 (Vallejo) and lights with a bit of white
  • Grey: shadows with Black grey 862 (Vallejo), base with Basalt grey 869 (Vallejo) and lights with a bit of white

 

Imperial army

Imperial army

Imperial armyAnd here you can see my whole mounted force: a light cavalry unit, a heavy cavalry unit and the mounted General.

 

Imperial army

Imperial army

And this is the current status of my Imperial Army using Totentanz Miniatures:

Imperial army

Imperial army

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