|The Royal Italian regiment. They need some tufts adding and a little tidying up but otherwise they're ready to go. [I have since painted their legs white as they’d be wearing gaiters by the WPS]|
Here is a sneak peak of one of the infantry battalions forming my French army for the War of the Polish Succession, the Royal Italien regiment. Right, I freely admit that I am fundging a few things with this army. I had the chance to buy the core of the army in bulk from Ebor Miniatures. Now, I know that Ebor’s figures are for the War of the Spanish Succession which ended 20 years before the WPS and 30 before the WAS, BUT I got a whacking great once only discount of approx 45% so this unit of about 40 figures cost me a tad over £20! A no brainer really and the French uniforms didn’t change very much until the middle of the SYW. So, if one is prepared to overlook the hairdos, which I am, that is how I’ve ended up with a big box of French infantry and cavalry, most of whom are finished and just in need of basing. My mate Barry painted 10 units of cavalry and six battalions of foot, and I have another six of foot, some artillery and commanders to do myself.
So, watch this space.