Thursday, September 23, 2010
I'll post a more in-depth description and review once I get some quiet time to give them a good read, but in the meantime, here is another film clip from the Spanish film, "Alatriste", this one showing the full combat sequence of the Battle of Rocroi.
Seems that the movie doesn't show the complete battle, just the fighting involving a single isolated tercio. The combat portrayal is a bit episodic, and there are a lot of what I am sure are inaccuracies, but the costumes and uniforms are excellently done - and is there anywhere else where you can see a relatively decent portrayal of pike and musket warfare?
Well, now that I have the rules, I have to decide if I'll be building an Early or Late Thirty Years War Imperialist army, or a Late Imperialist Spanish one. I'll be drawing up different lists in the meantime while I await the arrival of my Testudo miniatures, which have supposedly just been shipped from Italy.