Sunday, July 5, 2020

Maximilian Adventure - Republican Army Rebased (plus Queretaro)

The last rebasing project for the Maximilian Adventure is complete. Here is the Republican\Jaurista army!

I really can't tell you own difficult this was to rebase these figures. Nearly all of the miniatures were plastered to metal washers, then glued to the thick wooden bases. Here is an example of that type of basing. Nightmare. As usual, click for larger images. You can also right click and open in a new window for the largest image resolution.

Republican Army

The rebased army is made up of 15mm figures with mainly Freikrop figures, but also Minifigs, Musket Miniatures, Frontier, and Old Glory ACW figures can be found mixed in.

18 Infantry Regiments
7 Cavalry Regiments
3 Artillery Batteries 
4 limbers
4 Brigade Leaders and two more getting painted. (round bases)
1 CinC

The entire army (below)

CinC reviewing the troops


Except for about three units, each Juarista unit has 2 to 4 different figures per base with each figure's uniform being unique. Makes for an interesting and motley group!

8 Line infantry regiments
10 National Guard infantry regiments

Line Regiments

Frontal shot with the Supremos Podres in the center in grey

More angles and a close up shot.

National Guard Regiments

I will likely use labels with names of locations rather than the generic National Guard 1, National Guard 2, etc that I used before.


4 Regiments of Line Cavalry
3 Regiments of National Guard Cavalry

The NG cavalry are in the column on the table (3 regiments), while the second column closer to the right is the Line regiments.


3 batteries (various calibers)

These are in front of the Line battalions along with the oxen limbers in the rear of the column.

Photos are combined with the line infantry at the top of the post

What is Left to Do?
I have enough extra figures to paint up two more infantry units, one batteries, and one or two more cavalry units. None of which are needed to game at this point in time. I do have to put labels on the units in the near future.

Now I just have to get these back on the table!!

Imperial Mexican Army Rebased
French Army Rebased

The Siege of Queretaro the Board Game
I met a gentlemen named Steve Kling who is going to be publishing some unique games and one of them will be the Siege of Queretaro, which is perfect for this blog post! You can follow him on FaceBook @

Also, they are considering making enlarged vinyl maps for those that want to incorporate miniatures!!

Box Cover art for Queretaro!!! (click for large image)



  1. Really interesting war with different and varied troop types. Keep it coming.

  2. Great job rebasing, Eric. I was glad to see that although you used primarily FreiKorps, which are wonderful by the way, you also have figures from other manufacturers/periods represented. I purchased my Maximilian collection unseen and it wasn't until I started thinking of rebasing them that I noticed there were some figures other than FreiKorps including Old Glory, Stone Mountain, and Essex, as well as some I didn't recognize. Your armies look far better with the new basing technique. Really enjoyed the narrative and pictures. Kindest regards - Hal

  3. AS much as I loathe re-basing, this job looks like it was worth the big expenditure of time to do it! Are you going to label them on the back of the bases again?

    I like your rocks/hills/bluffs, too! Malcom Wright's work or some other source?

  4. A lot of work but they do look much better now

  5. Thanks folks! Yes, I will be putting labels on each unit as I can't expect everybody to tell the units apart. :-) It is just too obscure of a period! Rocks are from Howard Whitehouse! I actually sold them to a friend years ago, but he has never bothered to come get them. So, I'm using them for the photo shoot. I have the Mexican Auxiliary troops and baggage train to shoot next.