Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Two 15mm French Seven Years War French Infanty


I continue to add to The Boy's army, this time with Regiment 43 Bourgogne and as usual these are from Lancashire Games but a slight change to normal I had included grenadiers on one stand.


Having painted a reasonable number of these fellows up it was straight forward, the flag is from Cadogan Hobbies I bought the sets for French infantry and cavalry and the two sets for the Prussians  so literally have hundreds of the buggers.

These have already seen action in a rare loss for The Boy. The three bases allow us to move them in march column or deploy in line. The cavalry come on 60x60mm bases that conform to three bases of infantry.

Just four grenadier figures on the right hand base allows them to have the correct position and adds a little something to the base. Difficult to believe we have been building these armies for over two years now. Still once I have a couple more cavalry units painted he will have a reasonable force for a full game.

It's never worth just doing one regiment so her we have Regiment 37 Royal Roussillon, The boy picks the units he wants painting based part on uniform and part flag. Mostly the flag is the driving force behind the regiment, here the two uniforms colour pops nicely.

Again I did grenadiers for this regiment, not sure how many more units worth of infantry I have for him left to paint but I have at least two units worth plus at least four of cavalry.

Not a fan of stiff flat flags I like a little movement in them so some repainting tends to be required where the flags show white crease lines but it's worth the extra effort.

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful job on the Bourgogne, my ancestors must have been inside!

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    1. Pleased you like them then Phil

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  2. Very nice work and I agree about the flags... A little life in them makes all the difference.

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    1. I also paint the flag edges, otherwise...........

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    1. Thanks Ray, will be doing plenty more for sure

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, nice break from the Prussians in both scales

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