These are the Carlist troops I have at the moment. Nominally for the Battle of Oriamendi using Boina.
My Carlists are predominantly converted from 15 mm Essex Miniatures. Mostly I used American Civil War figures with a beret and belly box added. The Essex Mixed Confederates are perfect = very scruffy. I threw in some converted Napoleonic figures for variety, for example, the British Rifles officer in Hussar jacket makes a fine Carlist officer once given a beret. I tried to maximise the number of figures in frock coats – typical Carlist attire. The main problem is the lack of turn backs on the great coats. But overall I think the effect is quite good.
I’m very grateful to Roland for painting my figures (a fantastic job), Wayne for doing the conversions, and John Mclennan for taking the photos.
Carlist Order of Battle for Boina
I’ve indicated which battalion are considered Elite, hence have Priests instead of drummers.
General staff elements
1 x C-in-C
2 x Aides
5 x Brigade / Divisional commander
Line Infantry (18 Battalions)
5th Guipúzcoa (Elite)
6th Guipúzcoa (Elite)
Other infantry (2 battalions)
Guías de Navarra (Elite Light)
Granaderos del Ejército (Guards)
Skirmishers (5 Stands)
Guías de Navarra (Elite Light) as Skirmishers
Cavalry (2 Regiments)
Artillery (5 batteries)
1 x heavy foot battery (12 pdrs)
2 x foot batteries (9 pdrs) with Limbers
2 x batteries of mountain guns (4 pdrs) with Mule trains
Carlist Brigade or Division
Carlist 1st Regiment of Navarra
Carlist Guias de Navarra
Carlist 1st Regiment of Guipuzcoa
Carlist 2nd Regiment of Guipuzcoa
Carlist 5th Regiment of Guipuzcoa (“White caps”)
Carlist Guipuzcoan Skirmishers
Carlist Granaderos del Ejercito
Carlist Guipuzcoan cavalry
Carlist Navarrese Cavalry
Roland did the conversions and painted them. These guys swords and sword arms come from ACW Officer Figures.
When I get the chance I’ll expand my armies to include all representative forces for the Oriamendi Campaign.