The War of the Spanish Succession
Starting in 1700 this war came about due to the the expansionism of Louis XIV of France and a desire of Austria to retain their Spanish inheritance, (the last King of Spain, Charles II being of the House of Habsburg) and other European powers seeking to contain Frances expansion.
So the alliances stood much like this on the side of Austria you have Great Britain, Prussia, Spain loyal to the Austrian Empire, the Duchy of Savoy, the Kingdom of Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
Sir John Churchill Duke of Marlborough
On the other side we had the Kingdom of Spain under Philip V, Grandson of the now dead Charles II of Spain and younger son of the Dauphin of France, The Electorate of Bavaria, looking to get as much territory out of the conflict and of course France.
Sir John Churchill Duke of Marlborough, reverse angle.
At the Wargames Holiday Centre we have all the protagonists. In the next few months I will be posting more on our collection, Cavalry, Artillery, Infantry and more command stands.
Initially I have these beauties.
I have to be honest, that I do not know the manufacturer of these figures. I have to say that I do like them though. Any ideas people?
British Commander, reverse angle
Command stand on foot, the Dutch General Overkirk
Close up of the Dutch General Overkirk