Portuguese fought for both sides during the the First Carlist War.
This is a skirmish level mini-campaign set in no-mans land on a fairly static front. It is applicable to any period (see the possible settings). Each player is a junior commander whose job is the patrol and control the area between the opposing forces. Over three game days and nights each player must plan and execute 6 missions from a predetermined list. The interest lies in the fact that each player is picking from a different list to that of his opponent. The key problem being addressed is “How does a commander react when faced with events not covered by his orders?”
Paul Mitchell kindly sent me some photos of his 28mm Carlists. These are the models now produced by QRF Miniatures (ex Helion ex Valiant). In fact this is the unit described at the Battle of Oriemendi as ‘wearing blue berets and grey greatcoats… except officers, who wore all colours’. Paul has painted them with captured Cristino greatcoats, drummers cut down to shell jacket, the firing figure in a Cristino shell jacket, the ensign in Cristino frock, and the officer at the back in a captured French uniform. They are Guipuzcoan, and will form part of the 3 – battalion Guipuzcoan brigade at Oriemendi. The flag is hand painted.
Wargaming flags to use for the First of the Carlist Wars. These flags are intended for using with 15 mm wargaming figures. They correspond to what I know about flags of the war, although where I don’t know specific details I have taken some liberties to get the flags for a complete army. For example, I have used Carlist flag motifs from units that weren’t part of the Carlist Army of the North just to allow more variety.
Here you’ll find a rough sketch of the overall military organisation for each of the major protagonists. I’ve included orders of battle for: