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In 1713, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands abandoned the coalition giving support to the Archduke Charles of Habsburg in his war against Phillip d'Anjou for the crown of Spain, and signed the Treaty of Utrecht with France to finish their mutual hostilities. Caught in a risky strategic situation, the by then Holy Emperor Charles VI feels forced to evacuate the Imperial troops from the Iberian Peninsula, so leaving his main supporters there --the Catalans-- hopelessly alone face to the joint Armies of Phillip d'Anjou and Louis XIV. Far from getting scared, the Catalans organize their own army and defiantly raise it on the warpath. No doubt this is one of the most thrilling, epic and dramatic periods in the whole history of the Catalans and the Crown of Aragon, which commoted deeply the contemporary European society, besides of having marked forever the spirit of Catalonia. However, such an episode has been always ignored --if not deliberately silenced-- by everybody, even by the Catalans themselves.
Finally, after several months of intense work, discussing and revisions, we have already a date for the definite publication of the first Wargaming Guide entirely devoted to the Catalan armies: Catalonia Stands Alone handles in detail the organization, uniformology and vexillology of the main Infantry, Cuirassiers, Dragoons, Artillery and Mountain Rifles regiments belonging to the army that defended Catalonia during the last stage of the War of the Spanish Succession; it will include an introduction to the historical context and a chapter specifically destined to orientating wargamers to organize their own scenarios, or to replay some of the most spectacular fightings of that campaign. Finally, a 3 pages bibliographical section should allow readers to increase further their knowledge about the Catalan involvement in the War of the Spanish Succession.
Catalonia Stands Alone is a 44 pages electronic booklet in PDF format, fully illustrated with 24 colour sheets dedicated to each of the 1713-1714 Catalan regiments, with 32 uniform illustrations, 16 detail parts and 31 images of Colonel's, Regimental and institutional flags, besides of 4 maps, 7 images of ancient prints and even some photos. Jointly with the booklet, there also are three DIN A4 sheets of 2-sided flags to be used in your armies. These flagsheets are in GIF format.
Catalonia Stands Alone is available for download at no cost, entirely for free. Click here to download the zipped file containing the booklet along with the flagsheets.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Catalonia Stands Alone
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