Sunday, 5 April 2020

Another Emigre Unit - Mirabeau Legion Grenadiers

For some reason I had a battalion's worth of Dutch Grenadiers for the War of the 1st Coalition.  Not needing any more Dutch I remembered a picture I'd seen of a group of soldiers from the Emigre Mirabeau Legion. Whether there was a full battalion in reality I don't know but it was a 'Legion' complete with chasseurs, hussars and fusiliers.

I love the Legion's uniform, very striking, and easy to paint. The flag is copied from a book on French flags of the period then overpainted.

If 'The Great Confinement' goes on for another 10 weeks at this rate I'll have no excuse not to start my 1/72nd scale Marlburian figures.

Take care and keep safe.

12 comments:

  1. Lovely looking unit Colin. The black with blue is striking.

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  2. 'Not knowing' is the best reason to build a full unit and shrug if you later find out reality was not so kind to the recruiter.

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  3. your nothing but inspirational!

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  4. Nice work Colin filling in the tiny gaps in your collection

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  5. Why not? Your toys in your game! Good addition too!

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  6. Excellent work! Are these the figures from Emperor Toads Emporium?

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    1. Excellent, many thanks. Have to say your blog is an inspiration!

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    2. Thank you. Forgot to say the figures are the Dutch grenadier castings.

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