30 Year War Spanish Tercio’s Arrive At Empress Miniatures.

April 10, 2020 by avernos

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Empress Miniatures put a some nice figures, in fact they put out a lot of really excellent figures, but what some people may not know is they also act as distributors for smaller manufacturers or in some cases foreign ones. This is the case with a range that they have added to their website this week of Spanish Tercio's for the 30 year war.

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The figures themselves come from a Spanish company called 1898 Miniaturas the dream come true of Rafael Gómez and Javier Gómez ‘El Mercenario’, two brothers with a decades-long link to the world of miniatures that want to show their personal vision of the hobby.

Who have been sculpting some beautiful miniatures for a while now mostly concentrating on forgotten periods of their nation's past, such as the Cuban War of Independence and the Spanish-American War. At the end of last year, they released these figures moving away from the 1800s and into 1600s.

While relatively small this range allows you to build Spanish Tercios who were roundly celebrated as being the best professional soldiers of the time. In fact their use of combined arms in the Tercio was copied across Europe though few could match them on the battlefield. A variety of poses are available for the pikemen and there are both arquebusiers and musketeers.

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It is the little touches that they didn't have to make but did anyway that I love. If you are gaming in this period then they could easily be used to dress a camp for games or you could find uses as markers depending on the system you are playing.

They have also sculpted a set of dead and wounded which I am always a fan of. Marking casualties with dice is okay, but seeing figures representing them is more visually striking on the tabletop. Or if you're playing a game that uses multibases, and I would expect most people to do just that, then they can be added to your bases to break up the untouched regimentation of the unit.

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It's great to see these figures at Empress, because I would never have known of them without it and they are a joy to behold and hopefully a lot more people will now be able to get their hands on these miniatures. If you're interested in the periods then the brothers website contains information, histories and uniforms for their sculpts. While it is in Spanish google translate does a very good job to help monolingual idiots like me out.

What do you make of these sterling miniatures?

"It's great to see these figures at Empress, because I would never have known of them without it and they are a joy to behold and hopefully a lot more people will now be able to get their hands on these miniatures."

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"It is the little touches that they didn't have to make but did anyway that I love. "

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