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Post  Mr. Digby on Tue May 21, 2013 1:58 pm

Not Kriegspiel-specific or even SoW but while looking around for maps and city images and other Peninsular War related material I came across a blog that features the work of a particularly talented Spanish artist, Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau. Military paintings from all periods from the 1500s to the 1940s and featuring what I presume are Spanish troops in war. Several paintings have Peninsular themes.

http://lacuevadeloslibros.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/reflexiones-en-torno-la-pintura-augusto.html

EDIT: Found his facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Augusto-Ferrer-Dalmau-Nieto/109177792506472?group_id=0

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Post  Grog on Tue May 21, 2013 3:00 pm

Really nice, thanks Martin. I've not seen any of these before
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Post  Ike on Tue May 21, 2013 3:42 pm

Very nice art work, Digby. I particularly liked one near the end which seemed to me to be of the Spanish Division fighting on the East Front in WW2 - the sense of desperation and abandonment comes out strongly in that one. The Napoleonic Era ones were excellent also.

Thank you for the link to them.
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Post  mbetter95 on Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:30 am

I spent the whole battle trying to avoid your Cavalry. Had I known you were in the same condition I might have ridden up to your units and thrown tapas at them.

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