A conversation with Julian, a War of Spanish Succession enthusiast, and member of those irrepressible historical battlers ANV
, lead me to "find out more/anything" about this early 18th century conflict. I found so many things that appealed and was immediately hooked!
Some of them are.
Intriguing political background that leaves room to sympathise with either side.
Many different national armies that can be mixed and matched together. This means I can build my armies in a module style. Paint a brigade of Austrians then a brigade from Swabia etc.
The uniforms are colourful but are easy to paint.
The ease this can develop into ImagiNations should I wish too.
So after ordering about 6 new books I am painting regiments from Allies right flank at Blenheim for the up coming ANV replay. I've needed to switch up to 1/72 scale for this game.
Horse Cuirassier Regiment (Swabia)
Only a couple of steps left. Flag, bases and wash.
I normaly paint the faces last because Terry Wise said so in my first wargame book. :)
I've found the larger scale a bit of a challenge so far.
But I'm enjoying a return to my 1/72 roots.
I'm now undecided wether to continue with this scale for all my WSS armies or switch
to 18mm for my home collection. The problems being having to collect new terrain and the
difficulty getting what you want in this scale.