Thursday, 26 January 2012

Recently Painted No 49 NYW Huguenot regt de la Meloniere


Between March and June 1689, three Huguenot battalions of foot were raised. Isaac de Monceau de la Meloniere had been the colonel of the French regiment Anjou in Louis XIV’s army, but in 1686 he was committed to the Bastille for his refusal to disavow his faith. Meloniere contrived to escape to the United Province, where William of Orange  made him a Colonel in the Dutch army and his personal Aide-de-camp. In 1689, he transferred into the British Army as the Colonel of one of the new Huguenot battalions. Meloniere commanded his unit throughout the war in Ireland and Flanders and was raised to the rank of Major-General.



Once again the figures are from Essex Miniatures and the bases are from Warbases.  Earlier this month I posted the flags for this unit, here.
At the Battle of the Boyne, it is believed that the unit had no pike element, but I've included them for my unit as they fought in the later battles in Flanders and may well have been issued with pikes by that time.






51 comments:

  1. Nice job, Ray. The troops look like they're about to blow a few holes in someone!

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  2. You certainly do these wonderful figures very well Ray! I must also thank you for all the information as it is a period that I no very little about.

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  3. Nice subdued tones here, look rather earnestly bad-ass

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  4. Great looking unit. Love the flags.

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  5. Very nice unit - like them a lot. But - after all - WHO WANTS TO BE A MELONIERE?

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  6. I'm with fireymonkeyboy - they are dark grim and I wouldn't want to meet them on the battlefield! Lovely..

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  7. These flags of yours work so well and look great with your wonderfully painted figures.

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  8. Nice looking unit with some great flags. Very interesting read also.

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  9. I have no knowledge no the period but cool figures Ray!!!

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  10. Great looking unit there Ray :)

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  11. Now wouldya look at this group of badass individuals right here!

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  12. I'd like to know how you turn out such great looking units so quickly....respect.

    (the tracking thing obviously works, thanks for the help)

    Iain

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  13. Looking good old chap - I've always had a soft spot for Huguenots.

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  14. I remember these flags Ray, they're beautiful and they look great with the soldiers. King James made so many mistakes and those mistakes had such tragic consequences. So much of the upheaval in history seems to stem from the decisions of a single person. And those decisions effect the lives of these men who are sent into battle. I'm so glad you include the history in your posts Ray. You must have worn out your library card by now!

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  15. Very nice, Sir Ray. Keep up the great work. Hope you have a groovy weekend and Happy Painting.

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  16. Another great looking unit. Very grim and businesslike. The flag goes perfectly with them.

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  17. WOW! Those look incredible! Well done!

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  18. Superb unit, that'll look impressive on the field!

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  19. Nice unit Ray, Tidy paintjob!

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  20. Very nice looking unit Ray !

    Greate flags to, I might try to get some more flow in them as they seems a little flat? at the moment.

    Best regards dalauppror

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  21. Keep it up lad, you're rapidly cornering the market here!

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  22. Very nice unit, Ray, they are brilliant. And the information, very interesting, as ever.

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  23. Great work, painting, basing...as usally!

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  24. great unit Ray. your output is amazing

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  25. Great looking miniatures. Speaking of "Warbases" bases, I got my order today and am very pleased. They were fast, cheap, polite and informed me on order status and once it was shipped. Really recommend those guys.

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  26. Superb looking unit. I second what Anatoli says about Warbases, great company.

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    1. They do make a quality product, I previously bought bases from other companies, but Warbases knock spots off their competitors!!

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  27. Great painted unit Ray!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  28. OMG mate you are almost as busy as Galpy is! They look very nice! keep it up...

    Cheers

    Eric

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  29. Hi Ray, again another nice unit. I really ought to take a leaf out of your book and write a little bit of history about my units too!

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  30. Great figurines...Thanks for the historical background on the units.

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  31. And another fine unit. You have an amazing output of fine units Ray

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  32. where i can fond the flags ? they are originals or others ?

    A FRENCH HUGUENOT

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    1. Sorry for the late reply Archi, no-one sells these flags, just download them and print them off.

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  33. jean-Michel Paris25 June 2012 at 10:27

    Very nice figures and flags. Are you certain about your sources concerning the flags and the dark grey uniforms ?

    Jean-Michel painter of another LOA Army

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    1. Its certainly written that they May have worn grey, (seems to be likely?) but the cuff colour are pure guesswork.

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  34. Isaac was my 7th great grandfather. Thank you for your excellent work and for posting it on the internet where I was able to find it in Australia.

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