Now there is the turn of a unit I painted a while ago, but never featured here, Tercio of Valanzart I did not showed before because I misinterpreted the colors of the uniform, which should be all green, and I painted in green with blue facings because I thought that this unit later became "Dragones de Batavia", during War of Spanish Succession, and that is true... BUT during late XVII the uniform was different from the WSS so now I am thinking about repainting in green the blue parts.
The miniatures are Front Rank 28mm French dragoons from WSS but the Spaniards used in some Tercios the same cap for their Dragoons in Flanders, so I used those miniatures as I am a big fan of Front Rank miniatures. I like to base my dragoons in individual bases and sabot bases because they usually fought in a skirmish mode until the very end of the century.
On January 12, 1676, a Tercio of dragoons were raised in the Netherlands by patent awarded to Niklaus Hartmann to participate in the war in Holland. The command passed the following year to Vandewin Vanderpit and in 1684 to Theodore de Valanzart, with whom the unit participated in the League of Augsburg War.
The flag was taken from the book "Spanish Armies of the League of Augsburg War".
This Tercio fought a lot of battles during the late XVII c:
Franco-Dutch War :
Battle of Mount Cassel and Charleroi 1677
1678 Battle of Mons
War of the Reunions:
War of the League of Augsburg:
1689 Walcourt Defense
1690 Battle of Fleurus
1692 Battle of Steenkerke
1693 Battle of Neerwinden
1694 Taking of Huy
1695 Recovery of Namur
I hope you like this little thread.