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T13A

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Basing 6mm Spanish Infantry
« on: September 28, 2016, 03:20:51 AM »
Hi

I'm just about to start painting some Spanish Infantry to join my British/Portuguese Peninsular and realise I have no idea how the Spanish tended to form up in the Peninsular. I have based my British/Portuguese in two ranks with some skirmishers in front and French in three ranks (to look more like a column), again with skirmishers, on standard 3" x 2" bases to simply reflect the different tactics. But did the Spanish still use more 'linear' tactics or would columns like the French look better? I realise it doesn't matter from the rules point of view.

Grateful for any thoughts.

Cheers Paul

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Re: Basing 6mm Spanish Infantry
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 04:10:41 PM »
Hey Paul,
A late reply, I just saw this it and it peaked my interest so I did an online search. I couldn't find anything definitive but line would be your best bet.
This site Napoleon, His Army and Enemies has lots of great general information about the period and their tactics page below is a good read. Really it's a bit of a myth the French used the column all the time the situation and commander influenced the formations used. It does not mention Spain specifically...
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Re: Basing 6mm Spanish Infantry
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 12:57:08 PM »
Hi Darling 

Many thanks for the input.

Cheers Paul