Monday 22 July 2013

New 28mm Austrian Legion Wargame Miniatures

The Austrians provided the second largest contingent of foreign soldiers during the Maximillian Campaign; the largest being the French.
All Miniatures painted by Andy Taylor 

The Austrian Infantry component of the Austrian Legion consisted of three battalions of Jagers.

There uniform of blue grey jacket, red waistcoat and red trousers (probably French surplus), and black neckerchief topped of by a traditional Jager style hat of Grey felt with red red hatband and feathers was of a more practical design for the harsh heat of Mexico than the European uniform of the regular Austrian army.

The trousers were worn tucked into black leather gaiters. All Leather belts and straps were black and all ranks wore beards.

These all new 28mm miniatures can be purchased from our secure online store at

Sunday 7 July 2013

28mm Conquistadors from Gringo 40's

Conquistadors (From the Spanish Conquistadores meaning Conquerors) were professional soldiers, explorers and adventurers who served the Spanish Empire of Castile.

While Spanish law prohibited non Spanish and non-Catholics from settling the New World many Conquistadors were in fact foreign nationals who to circumvent the Castilian law would Hispanicise their name and convert to Catholicism. Many famous conquistadores were in fact German, Dutch, Croatian, Austrian, Greek and Portuguese.

Administration tended to be left to Roman Catholic Priests who would also educate the men, many of whom were from extremely poor backgrounds, and were therefore illiterate when they joined the Military. The Roman Catholic Religious Orders associated with the Conquistadors and their pacification of the Americas were the Dominicans, Carmelites, Franciscans and the Jesuits.

Gringos is proud to have added these fearsome warriors of Spain to their expanding arsenal of fine 28mm wargame miniatures. These and figures from our other ranges can be viewed and purchased at