Source for WSS French Uniforms

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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by Arthur » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:27 am

Hi Doug

Yes, your rendition of feuille morte - i.e dead leaf - is as good as any. And though they may seem like a detail at first sight, the red waistcoats really add a welcome dash of colour amidst all that grey.
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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by Prince Henry » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:16 am

Thanks Arthur! :D On to the next regiment... Rg't de Nice, I think.

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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by yar68 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:33 pm

The red waiscoats do add tha nice splash of colour!! 8)
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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by jezamonos » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:01 pm

They are looking great. Question on the artillery, some people paint them as you have with the grey coats and others paint them blue with red cuffs. Which is right for 1704?
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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by Arthur » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:41 pm

WSS French gunners - a.k.a the Régiment Royal de l'Artillerie -wore grey coats lined blue with red waistcoats, breeches and stockings. The blue coat with red facings only replaced that uniform in 1720, five years after Louis XIV's death, and blue remained the colour of French artillery uniforms for the rest of the 18th century.

The only French gunners to wear blue coats before 1720 were the Cannoniers des côtes de l'océan, raised in 1702 in La Rochelle to serve coastal guns. The nature of their duties meant they never left their fortresses and didn't serve with the field armies, until they were absorbed into the artillery corps in 1720.
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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by Prince Henry » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:06 am

Whew, I got it right! 8)

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BTW - I got some of Maverick's flags for my English troops - they look great!
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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by Prince Henry » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:50 am

Now for some French Command...

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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by jezamonos » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:20 am

Those horses are nicely done, as are the riders
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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by Prince Henry » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:03 am

Thanks! I am now struggling to get the time to get more of the French done :( - but working on a 2nd battalion of Navarre, then on to a foreign reg't and then some cavalry... meanwhile Donnybrook is calling for my attention... 8) so little time. :?

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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by Prince Henry » Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:06 am

Here is the 2nd battalion of Navarre...

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Enjoy!

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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by jezamonos » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:18 pm

You are more productive than I am Doug. They are really nice French guys.
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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by Prince Henry » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:36 pm

Thanks - now onto some cavalry! I got the Hall cds for French Infantry and Cavalry, so I am set for uniform information.

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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by Prince Henry » Sun May 04, 2014 5:12 pm

French Cavalry Regiment of Orleans

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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by Artimas » Sun May 04, 2014 11:20 pm

Lovely work!

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Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Post by PaulMc » Mon May 05, 2014 9:37 pm

Nice figures! The flag is good too, it has the right effect and you can identify the unit from looking at it too. Not always possible with some renditions of French flags for units of horse that I've seen.
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