Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Foreign Units in French* Service - 200th Post

The first two planned units of a four battalion brigade are complete.  I chose units serving France to both give me more options as a player and also to maximize potential use in our Imagi-nation games.  Hence the asterisk in the title.  Eventually they will be joined by two squadrons of cavalry (one is painted already) and a medium gun, or perhaps battalion guns.

First up is the Royal Ecossaise.  Figures are RSM including the obligatory piper.  The grenadiers I filed and pasted their three-cornered hats to appear to wear tams.  There is no clear view of what headgear the unit wore in their relatively long history, nor even certainty about the cut of  their coat.  Certainly an attractive unit with a beautiful flag.  We use BAR for our games so these are big battalions, in this case of 54 figures.


Next comes the Royal Bavarie.  A solid regimental history, figuring in many battles with another attractive uniform and flag.  Why else do the "Lace Wars" if not for the wide range of colorful uniforms?

Figures have been mustered but not yet painted for probably the Irish regiment Lally and another German unit, most likely la Marck.  Strangely enough, none of these fine units yet figure in our assorted wargame armies.  At least not in 28mm scale.

This is also my 200th post on my humble little blog so I guess that requires some sort of notation.  I've greatly enjoyed sharing the progress of my hobby and the fun times enjoyed with friends.  Hope you have too.


1 comment:

  1. Michael,
    These battalions are indeed striking and resplendent.
    C'est magnifique!
    Congratulations on your 200th post too!