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Re: Nearly there!

Wot? No Napoleonics again? We are *so* hard done by. No I know how Alan feels...!

They look lovely to me who is admiring the scultping, detail and poses.

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That would of course be 'now I know...'. Loses comic effect somewhat with the typo. *Sigh*.

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Lovely Marechal Villars, storming the Dutch lines at Denain at the head of his dismounted dragoons!

Villars

A pity that ridiculous 19th century painting by Alaux was chosen as a model for the likeness of Villars - with a moustache! Not a single contemporary portrait shows Villars with a moustache (and not even the better - equally fanciful - 19th century paintings such as Monvoisin's do). At the time of the WSS, even ordinary officers would not normally have worn moustaches. It was just not the fashion of the time. (Among the rulers, Peter the Great was a remarkable exception, and I discount Leopold I who was quite old-fashioned and died in 1705 ...)

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Samogon
Lovely Marechal Villars, storming the Dutch lines at Denain at the head of his dismounted dragoons!
My guess would be French Grenadiers. I'd have to shoot the chap with the big blade before he got to close.

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Yes, grenadiers. However, first, most grenadiers appear to have worn not caps but hats as the fusiliers. Second, Villars ordered the attack at Denain but, so far, I couldn't find any evidence that he participated personnally in it. Yes, some anecdotes suggest that he was a very courageous man but what was his role on that specific occasion? Any reliable, first hand accounts would be welcome.

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i love how this line is shaping up,im all in.

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Very interesting! Have a good weekend.

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French attacking? Then "Dernière poussée, messieurs, et nous y sommes!"

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Sounds good !!

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Wow Strelets, thank you!!!

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Not looking, no use in the desert at all !

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My sentiments exactly, Alan. And where are the camels?

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Simply great!

Wonderful to see new french troops .... like to see still more of them!

And I don´t think that de Villars attacked by foot!

Little known historical anecdotes

sansovino


And I don´t think that de Villars attacked by foot!


You, sir, have forgotten the famous incident, where after growing an unfortunate moustache, de Villars' facial hair spooked his horse, which threw him. Thus charging on foot was his only option.

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A war correspondent was there with his polaroid too

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Louis_Hector_de_Villars#/media/File:Villars_a_Denain1.jpg

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Wow, just what I need, but also the mounted dragoons as well.

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James Fisher
A war correspondent was there with his polaroid too

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Louis_Hector_de_Villars#/media/File:Villars_a_Denain1.jpg
Excellent photo: colour too!
What worries me is that I can't see that beserker-chap with the big-blade. Could he be sneaking up from behind? That would be foul play; Clearly not British

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http://lasabretache.fr/fonds-boisselier-6/

check this out for great uniform plates
cheers Old John

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Dear Sansovino,

you recon it was more like that?

Not very convenient to climb on bastions, we guess:relaxed:
Best regards,

Strelets

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absolutely brilliant, we need more like this, keep up your excellent work
cheers Old John

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WOW! Stretlets, your work just keeps getting better and better. You are creating small pieces of art, and filling an historical period that has been largely neglected. I am so impressed with the quality of your production. Many thanks, and keep it up!

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Oh dear, all these great wss sets coming out, is more negative for my wallet than the economic crisis caused by the corona virus. At least any quarantine will be a pleasure with all new figures :D Keep up the good work strelets!

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Still of no use in the desert .......

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Poor Alan 😂😂

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Strelets
Dear Sansovino,

you recon it was more like that?

Not very convenient to climb on bastions, we guess:relaxed:
Best regards,

Strelets
Strelets, thanks a lot for this lovely figure ...

Yes, he is a french general/marechal absolutly according to my dreams..... beautiful sculpted and impressive... an eye-catcher in every kind of diorama or war game-table. There are enough other soldiers who may climb...

Hope to see Prince Eugen and the austrians also in near future... my dreams never end, but some become really reality thanks you...

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Austrians!!!! yes hopefully when Austrian cavalry produced there will be mounted musicians in their distinctive headgear,think no-one else have ever done anything like them
again keep up with your EXCELLENT work
cheers Old John

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These look more likely to be Grenadiers than Dragoons, as a couple of members have already pointed out.

As such, frankly I would have preferred them with tricorns. Master Kunz has made the point that that would have been an appropriate choice.

Still, we will strive to make of these sets what we can. It looks lie more excellent sets are on the way and that momentum is being maintained.

A mounted commander is a particularly welcome addition.

While I do think Strelets still needs to get a better grip on the period, there is undoubtedly much to get excited about and to look forward to.