Friday 12 April 2024

28mm SYW French: Tallyrand Cavalry

This is the last of the Horse regiments (so 9 in total) which, using French nomenclature, are classified as cavalerie légère or light Horse. I will also be doing two Dragoon regiments to finish off the left wing. The Talleyrand coat of arms was red with three golden lions rampant so I have given the musician a red coat.


Saturday 6 April 2024

28mm Perry Plastics FPW 1870: French Infantry


Here are the latest FPW French infantry from the Perrys. I have painted two battalions, the first and second of a notional Regiment. The Eagle and flag are carried by the second battalion. They are nice figures but the coats are so voluminous that it's quite hard to fit all the figures on a stadard plastic green base.

I posted a Prussian battalion back in August 2021 and actually I prefer the poses of those figures although the French uniform is quite pretty. The Perry uniform quide is, as always, useful but not detailed enough concerning the kepi so I have posted here a more detailed picture of the kepi from a reproduction company in France.

Friday 29 March 2024

28mm SYW French: Noailles Cavalry

Another regiment of Horse done. This is the 8th out of the nine planned.

As for the musician, the house of Noailles' coat of arms was red-yellow so the coat might have been a combination of those two colours. Equally, it might not. There are no sources and this is an 'educated' guess.


Wednesday 20 March 2024

28mm SYW French: Henrichemont Cavalry


I'm slowly plodding my way through these French cavalry regiments and this unit finishes my second brigade and the right wing.

Sunday 3 March 2024

28mm SYW French: Conti Cavalry

This was a 'Prince de Sang' Regiment as the Conde-Conti family was a part of the larger Bourbon family. They used their own livery of sand with light blue as per the infantry drummer picture attached.

This is the 6th regiment finished for my French army.


Friday 1 March 2024