I’ve got a Dutch army and the majority of a Spanish army for the 30 Years War (and 80 Years War). The Dutch didn’t fight many open battles during this period so I’m wondering what I can use my existing figures for. That’s what the table below is for.
The numbers in the table are the number of stands for commanders and, for troops, the number of battle groups of that type. These are not complete army lists – for that you’ll have to buy the official books. There is, for example, no mention of morale in the table. That is because I’m only interested in how many units of each distinct type to get. Or put another way, I only need to know how they look.
|Forlorn Hope Carabins||1||1|
|Croats, Hungarians and/or Cossacks||1||1|
|Armoured Pike and Shot||6||3||5||3||4|
|Unarmoured Pike and Shot||3||1||3|
- A cuirassier is a pistoleer in 3/4 armour.
- An “Armoured” pistoleer or carabineer has back and breast plate.
- Later Tercio, Swedish Brigade and Armoured Pike and Shot battle groups include armoured Pikemen.
- Forlorn Hope Carabins, Croats, Hungarians and Cossacks are light horse so are two figures to a base; all other cavalry are three to a base.
- Miquelets are light foot so are two figures to a base; all other infantry are four to a base.
- The Later Imperial Spanish starter army given in the army list book (Wars of Religion: Western Europe 1610-1660) is only legal in the period 1632-34. It basically represents the Army of Alsace in 1633-34. They invaded the Lower Rhine and fought at the Battle of Nordlingen where, with the Imperialists, it whupped the Swedes. Is shown in the table as “Spanish 1632-34”.
- A battle group of Commanded Musketeers might have 2, 4 or 6 stands depending on the list.