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Stunning work there Pascal.
Wow, they do look grand. Perhaps even better than the lovely régiment de Picardie that delighted us recently?
I really like the effect of dark undercoating and highlights/shading and you do it so beautifully.
A truly inspirational paint job. These are mini masterpieces..
Stunning work 10/10 from me.
Agree absolutely superb painting ,am extremely envious of talent shown, in fact
am extremely looking forward to release of more French Dragoon sets, any news on this
cheers Old John
A fine paint job on these Listenois/de Beauffremont dragoons.
The only question is....."Maintenant, où sont les chevaux ?!!"
Yes congratulations Pascal! You have done a superb job of demonstrating how good a set of figures these are. I've started on some of these as General Mestre De Camp regiment and would be pleased if mine look half as good as yours!
Merci pour les compliments ,
Concernant ces dragon la tenue beige pâle correspond aux années avant la WSS ,d ailleurs ces dragons ont des tenues beaucoup plus proches du début du règne de Louis XIV que de la fin de règne
I’m a little disappointed by just how many of the dragoon uniforms during this period are red, as I was looking forward to stepping away from the endless red British and grey French infantry. I’m trying to recreate the dragoons in Blenheim and Mestre de Camp, Le Reine and Rohan Chabot are all red! Not so sure about Vasse, one source says red, but a couple of people online have gone for green. If anyone can shed any further light that would be great.
Anyhow, Pascal really has done marvellously with these!
I can understand the disappointment, Rich. Some nice yellow or green-coated dragoons would certainly look good amongst the defenders of Blenheim village.
However...according to the Letrun Histoire et Collections book on Dragoons (Vol1: 1669-1749) the 'Vasse' dragoons were also redcoats, albeit with green facings, breeches and cap (with red bag) and red saddle-cloths.
So it looks most likely that the entire dismounted brigade of dragoons in Blenheim were redcoats.
Incidentally, the above book indicates that the 'Vasse' dragoons only became this when the regiment changed hands in 1706, presumably having been re-built since the 1704 debacle. In 1704 this was the dragoon regiment Heron.