Tuesday 6 October 2020

Late XVII c. Grand Alliance staff officers

 Hello guys,

I was in the mood of painting more officers of Grand Alliance era, so here you have my new command base for my Allied (Dutch, English, Spanish, Bavarian, Imperial...) army in the wars of Louis XIV...

The miniatures are from Casting Room Miniatures, I think they are part of Wargames Foundry,  but they are clearly miniatures of lesser quality than Foundry's original ranges; the miniatures are crudely sculpted (imho), short and beefy, but... I wanted this set because of the nice poses and the table with maps.

This miniature set is labelled as Marlburian/WSS or War of Spanish Succession, so they are intended for a later period than I paint and play, BUT with some changes and conversions here and there, you can make some decent late XVII miniatures with them.  I substituted their tricorns with floppy hats or broad brimmed hats, and added some shoulder ribbons to one of the officers in order to give him more flavour of the period.

The base is mdf with painted beach sand, static grass, tufts and flowers, and the miniatures painted in the usual way with successive layer triads (well not 3 but 4-5) with Vallejo and Foundry paints.

Some pics of the individuals:

I hope you like them!


  1. Wonderful command stand- a set fairly opinionated (possibly angry) men in a tense discussion.

    1. Thanks mate, yeah, when you mix nationalities in a war council, it takes ages to decide the best strategy :D

  2. Cracking job, wonderful colors, figures, and the table adds a lot...😍😍😍😍

  3. Excellent brushwork Jose, great conversion work on the hats!