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The battle of Denain is in my opinion one of the most interesting battles in the War of the Spanish Succession. Having seen today the masters of Villars and two dismounted dragoons, I became very excited since one of my dreams as a hobbist is being realised: representing the charge of the French army under the leadership of Villars against the Dutch and Austrian positions. Such thoughts led me to a conclusion: would it be possible to see a set (or maybe more, why not) dedicated to generic WSS infantry? In this case we would have some figures to represent nationalities like Austria and the Netherlands (and more who didn't participate to the battle but who are important as well, like Prussia and Denmark), and give a worthy opponent to such a good general like Marshal Villars.
Who shares my opinion?
Allesandro, I share your opinion. Stretlets are filling in an important historical era here. I like what they have done so far much more than the sets by BUM. I hope that they will follow up with artillery and cavalry, as well as specialized infantry sets....grenadiers in a set have been totally neglected by every producer thus far. The more nations represented the better. In my humble opinion, Red Box have done a wonderful job covering the 1500's. It's time that the late 17th and the 18th centuries got the same attention. Sorry, but I just do not need to see any more Napoleonic troops.
Can't see Villars, just an idea of him. So what?
Thank you so much Chris for sharing your opinion with me😀
It's not a battle I know much about. On your recommendation, I'll do some research.
My fault, these are not dragoons as I thought, they are instead grenadiers. It would be anyway interesting to see some boxes dedicated to other countries which fought during the WSS, maybe prussians or austrians to represent the siege of Turin
Alessandro, I totally agree about the other nationalities, especially Austrians, Bavarians, and Dutch troops. And I apologize to Stretlets for my above mention of needing Grenadiers. I got on your site today and there they were, and I know that they will be beautifully done. Can't wait, and thanks!!
would love austrian sets,there is alot of turkish sets out there for prince eugene to take on.
check out above blog, has a link to an old French magazine on Battle of Denain
cheers Old John
also see above
cheers Old John
Nice to see the French finally managing to win a major engagement in this war!
It did seem to unravel the Confederate's gains, leading to a peace that was hard for sections of British opinion to take, used as it had been to news of a series of victories. See Gulliver's Travels for a taste of the controversy.
my pleasure, if or when i find more on Denain will post, happy to help
cheers old John
take a look here