Saturday, June 09, 2007

Almost completed those French




It's been a slow painting week so far. I'm nearly finished with these French troops who could as well be from the Compagnies Franches de la Marine or from the Languedoc Regiment. I like the idea of them being the picquests and Grenadiers of the Languedocs quite a bit. Time will tell.
Just to throw out a query, who thinks that any French regiment in north America had it's Grenadiers in Bearskins? I know of one re-enactment group that does this, and that there is a description of British troops plucking the "plumes" from the hats of French Grenadiers after Quebec, but it seems that this is too early in the Seven Years' War for many of the French infantry to be wearing this king of head-gear.
Opinions?

4 comments:

Fitz-Badger said...

Looking splendid!

I like the white coats with the blue facings (term?).

Bluebear Jeff said...

Yes, the troops look good . . . as they always do when you paint them.


-- Jeff

Alte Fritz said...

I think that it is highly unlikely that French grenadiers in North America ever wore bearskins.

Bloggerator said...

I think I agree.

It was those Languedoc re-enactors with their snazzily yellow-piped bearskins who made me rather uncertain.

And the RSM Grenadier is a pretty nifty figure, you'll admit.

Perhaps my future contains a unit of Grenadiers de France or Grenadiers Royaux (perhaps the latter as everyone seems to go the GdF).

Still, my Ticonderoga French grenadiers shall wear Tricornes and huge moustaches.