Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Seneffe 1674 refight: Final French reinforcements

With Saturday and Battleground looming I've just finished the final unit for the French army. I'm not 100% happy with them but they'll do from a few feet away. They represent a squadron of the Gendarmes de France. Part of Louis XIV Maison du Roi but not if that makes sense? It doesn't to me but they are French. I had two Gendarmes flags but only one squadron and couldn't make my mind up so thought I would use both and make them a composite squadron from two different companies of Gendarmes.

The Queen surveys her troops before they are returned to barracks prior to mobilisation.
The pride of France in all their glory. They will be brigaded with the rest of my Maison du Roi cavalry; 3 squadrons of Gardes du Corps and a squadron each of the Grenadiers a Cheval and the Kings Musketeers.

 A couple of limbers and teams plus an artillery battery from Hanover and its all done. I hope I don't need a bigger car!

8 comments:

  1. Will be great to see the battle in all its glory (Gloire?)
    Does Louis know about the cat?

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    1. I hope the game lives up to expectations. Yes, Louis knows all about pussy.

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    2. LOL...yes, according to the primary sources, and very much so according to the recent BBC version ;)

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  2. A wonderful addition, lovely uniform and great job...

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    1. Thanks Phil. Glad you like them but not my best. They will no doubt run away on Saturday.

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  3. Another fine addition to your modest collection...šŸ˜‰

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  4. Nous avec un chat de guerre!
    Looking forward to seeing some pics of your game.

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