Thursday, 2 June 2011
Arquebesiers de Grassin
The Arquebesiers de Grassin figurees are from Eureka and gorgeous they are too. They have one of the most complicated and theatrical uniforms of the period - a red mirliton, edged blue, with a brass front plate, blue cockade and white plume. The blue coat is trimmed in black fur for the rankers and I have given grey fur for the officers, though this is speculation on my part.
There are sources out there (Pengel & Hurt) for the rankers but very little for the officers. The only thing I don't like is the sash for the officer as I'm sure this is wrong. Still, for those wishing to defend the bois du Barry (Battle of Fontenoy), you will need this hard-fighting unit.
I believe Eureka plan to do the mounted element of hussar-type figures but there is no sign of them yet, unless I have overlooked them.
Lastly, a pack of Foundry dismounted French dragoons - great character but crude detailing
as per most of the Foundry SYW range.