ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

The War Of Spanish Succesion... French Infantry Regiment Reding Allemand.

Greetings...


Yet another French regiment for this collection...
I have to say that the reason I picked this unit has nothing to do with its illustrious career or its truly unusual uniform...


Its the STANDARD!


They spent most of their time in Spain..


Montmelian... 1705.
Barcelona, Carthagena, Almaza... 1707.
Mequimenca, Lerida, Tortosa... 1708.
Balaguer... 1709.
Gerona... 1710-11.
Barcelona...  1714.


And they had a lovely Standard...






Lovely Standard...



Coat and Waistcoat... Citadel... Caledor Sky.
Cuffs... Citadel... Evil Sunz Scarlet.
Belts... Citadel... Balor Brown.
Musket/wooden bits/powder flask... Citadel ...Mournfang Brown
Ammunition pouches and scabbards... Citadel ... Skrag Brown
White Bits... Citadel... Pallid Wych Flesh.



The miniatures are as always Front Rank...
https://www.frontrank.com/product-category/18th-century/spanish-succession/
The paints are Citadel...
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Painting-Modelling
Bases from Warbases...
https://warbases.co.uk/?product_cat=premier-bases-metric


The lovely standard was made by me based on the Robert Hall plate from the Pike And Shot Society book...
Flags and Uniforms of the French Infantry under Louis XIV 1688-1714.


https://www.pikeandshotsociety.org/


All the best   Aly



27 comments:

  1. Lovely brushwork, Aly. I agree that these lads carry a very handsome standard!

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  2. A fine looking unit and what a snazzy flag to boot.

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  3. That is indeed an exceptional standard! I've been looking for a French regiment with a different coat for my army, but I don't think I could do that standard justice!

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    1. Try the French Sparre-Allemand Infantry Regiment...
      I put a post up in October 2017...
      Same colour uniform but with Chamois yellow facings and a simpler but very nice standard

      All the best. Aly

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  4. Wonderful work as always Aly and ...my oh my...lovely standard old boy!

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    1. Thank you Carlo...
      A very pleasing unit... and yes that Standard...

      All the best. Aly

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  5. That is stunning work Aly. I love that blue and the standard is brilliant!

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    1. Thank you Mark...
      It is an all round pleasing unit....

      All the best. Aly

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  6. C'est magnifique mon ami!!

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  7. Beautiful unit 😀 and yes the standard is very smart

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    1. Thank you Matt...
      It is now one of my favourites...

      All the best. Aly

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    1. Thank you Jay...

      All the best. Aly

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  9. Nice work, but you forgot to mention their standards 😉

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    1. Thank you David...
      At least you noticed them...;-)

      All the best. Aly

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  10. Nice job Ally! I like to see the French based 3 deep.

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  11. Lovely looking unit and of course the flag is splendid!
    Best Iain

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  12. They look just the ticket! Very well done on the standard too.

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    1. Thank you...
      Photoshop helped a lot...

      All the best. Aly.

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