Spanish Tercio Musketeer Loading

Price: $74.95


First Legion

The Thirty Years War was from 1618 to 1648 and was one of the bloodiest, most destructive conflicts in human history. First Legion has added to the range to cover the military aspects of it and are starting with the Battle of Rocroi in 1643. The battle was late in the TYW and featured the French decisively defeating the Spanish and marking the beginning of the end of the myth of invincibility of the Spanish Tercio. The Spanish Tercio it should be noted fought gallantly at this battle withstanding repeated infantry and cavalry attacks despite the dissolution of the army around them and were never driven from the field. Rather the French commander, the Duc d'Enghien, offered them surrender terms similar to that of a besieged fortress allowing them to leave the field with their flags and weapons.

This release is very loosely inspired by the wonderful painting of the battle by Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau and features simply wonderful sculpting and hand painting carrying on with the quality level that of the earlier Thirty Years War releases.

Overall, the Tercio release will feature full command, standards, and wide variety of pikemen and musketeers allowing for a fantastic battle diorama to come to life.