Tuesday, 14 April 2015

French SYW: Dauphin-Étranger Cavalry

Here is the last of the three French cavalry regiments I have painted over the last few days.

This regiment was raised in 1674 and is a Royal regiment with associated privileges. Quite why it was called "foreign Dauphin" is a mystery to me but maybe it should be Dauphine with an 'e' as 1674 was also the year in which Louis' younger brother 'Monsieur's wife (who was a foreigner from the Palatine) gave birth to Philippe d'Orléans.

1 comment:

  1. Very fine looking unit. The trumpeter is exquisite. I'm assuming they're 28s. If you told me they were 15s, I'd be gobsmacked.