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I've been looking for info on the Spanish Napoleonic Association, does anyone know anything about them, such as how large it is and what kind of units they have? I found their webpage but it wasn't opening.
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Hi Alan,

You need to talk to Ron Brighouse (Rommel) of the 71st HLI.

He sorts out the Spanish events for us over here and has been involved with organising stuff from their side also (spends half his life in Spain he does - or it seems that way anyway)

Anyway, check out http://www.rommelsraiders.com/
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Ta - I'd like to see if there any groups in Spain, would have thought with a history like theirs it would be bursting with them but no joy so far.
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Well ive been selling napoleonic gear to spain so i would presume there are groups in spain

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A-ha, just found http://www.asocnapesp.org/ while searching for Húsares de Iberia (who Mike Trevor from this site almost joined)
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And they do seem to have some guys fighting, going by this:
BICENTENARIO DEL COMBATE DE SAHAGUN – 21 de diciembre de 2008 100 recreadores
(Bicentenary of the Combat of Sahagun, 21st of December 2008, 100 re-enactors)
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Alan_F wrote:And they do seem to have some guys fighting, going by this:
BICENTENARIO DEL COMBATE DE SAHAGUN – 21 de diciembre de 2008 100 recreadores
(Bicentenary of the Combat of Sahagun, 21st of December 2008, 100 re-enactors)
Yeah, I'm off to that one as it was "our" first battle honour of the war.

Numbers sound high. I was expecting two men and a dog (well, a dozern cavalry per side).

The actual battle was a cavalry only action with the 15th providing the only major numbers on the British side (Jack Slade hiding, I mean adjusting his leathers, untill the fighting finished)
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Andy, you can find the Husares here: http://www.asocnapesp.org/hus_ibr.htm

There's also a youtube thingummy of two of them fighting a duel.
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Thanks Alan.

So come on then, what sparked the interest here then?
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I know that history means a great deal to the Spanish, I just wondered if there many Spanish re-enactment groups, I'd heard rumours of such but sadly never seen any concrete proof. Also, my parents have a house in Spain and if I ever go over there I'd like to see who there is to play with.
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I think the big Corunna is set for the 1st weekend in August next year
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I wouldn't mind finding a Spanish group up near where my parents live in Alicante.
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Found this as well: http://www.portalhistoria.com
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Alan_F wrote:Seems there's a few more groups: http://66.102.9.104/translate_c?hl=en&s ... 13,PCTA:en
Now this was another international re-enactment of the WSS.

They're doing one in Belgium in July, but this was the first Spanish event.

A number of British and Irish re-enactors were present.
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What's the WSS?
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War of the Spanish Succesion

(Marlborough and all that)
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Ahhh.

Were you one of the ones who went to Buenos Ayres last year?
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No, that was Rommel and crew again.

We received an invite, but it was a long (and expensive) way to go.
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