Thursday, 2 February 2012

Recently painted No 50 NYW Huguenot regt Le Caillmotte


In April 1689, Pierre Massue, Comte de la Caillemotte, raised a regiment of Huguenot foot, he was the younger brother of Henri de Massue the Marquis de Ruvigny, who fought at Aughrim and Neerwinden. Later Ruvigny  was given the title Earl of Galway. 
La Caillemotte's memory is chiefly associated with the Battle of the Boyne. In the midst of the river, when he was at the head of his regiment, and in command of the Huguenot brigade of foot, resisting the Irish cavalry, he was shot through the thigh. As he was carried off by four soldiers, he encouraged his men to advance, by calling out cheerfully and undauntedly, " A la gloirc, mcs enfa/is, h la gloire !

 The first news that reached his friends in England was, " Monsieur Caillemotte is wounded, but (it is hoped) not mortally." (Letter from the I Ion. Mrs Edward Russell.) On the morning after the Battle, Dumont de Bostaquct had an opportunity to enquire for him at his tent; lie found that he had fallen into a pleasant slumber, and the surgeon spoke hopefully of his case. But too soon the wound proved to be mortal. At his own request he was removed to Dublin; and he died there, aged 37.

He was replaced by his Lieutenant Colonel, Pierre, Marquis de Belcastel another Huguenot refugee and from then on was known as regt Belcastel until it was disbanded in March 1699.









43 comments:

  1. Ray, these chaps look excellent. The flags looks very plausible. The three Huguenot regiments are really interesting additions to any Williamite force. I liked that you went for a red coat on the Major/Colonel but kept with the grey coat/ blue cuffs for the soldiers. Also, the mitre hats on the grenadiers is a very nice touch - it makes them look very distincitve and slightly-Anglicised! Great stuff.

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    1. Purely conjectural, but like you said, it makes them distinctive looking. Wish |'d painted the other two regts like this!

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  2. Are you, like, really aware of what the flip's happening to our internet, sir?

    On a main-esque side note, that's really impressive.

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  3. Looking good Ray! I like these guys.

    Cheers

    Eric

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  4. Nice work Ray, great colour choice; flags, uniforms & base all tie in well.

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  5. Very nice Ray, plenty of colour there, flags work well also.

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  6. Very nice unit, Ray. The red coat is an interesting touch.

    Best regards.

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  7. Beautifully done Ray. A stunning little unit.

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  8. Nice looking unit ! Like your small history introduction on each unit.

    best regards dalauppror

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  9. Great painted unit Ray. As always I should say ;-)

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

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  10. Another beautiful unit. The flags are always so striking and so much to the units. Once again, thanks for providing the unit history. I always enjoy reading that almost as much as I like seeing your excellent painting.

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  11. Colorful regiment,Sir...waiting for the dice to determine their fate.

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  12. Very nice!! I like the colours that you are using.

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  13. Reading your posts keeps nearly dragging me into a new period. You make it hard to resist.

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    1. Go on, you know you want to.............

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  14. Great job on those minis.

    Wait, I'm writing something nice about these renagades, who refused to follow the one true religion, whose leader was noone else than our beloved French King?

    Death to the huguenots!
    ^^

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  15. Yet another great looking unit

    Cheers

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  16. Nice work Ray and again with the background

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  17. Looking good Ray. And totally agree with the other comments -those flags are top notch!

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    1. Cheers, nice to have you back blogging Sir!!!

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  18. great work...and really set off by the flags

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  19. Those are gorgeous! Wish I had some other historical players in my area. Alas, I paint alone.

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  20. I love my flag Ray! I'm painting a castle, so that I can fly the flag from it. I hope to have it up on Monday. Enjoy your weekend.

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  21. Another nice Regiment, love the background you supply as well

    Ian

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  22. Once again, a very nice work...and background!

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  23. Not a period I play or know a lot about but you are making me very curious and interested. Another fine unit there.

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  25. Good stuff again mate. Lovely job on the flags and the figures.

    Still teetering on the verge of getting some figures for this period, but, thankfully, can't make my mind up between scales!

    ;O)

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  26. where you fin the flags of this unit ? They are historic or no ? you know where we see a pic of this flags ?

    A french huguenot

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    1. Hi Archi, Nobody knows what the Huguenot flags looked like for these regts, so I made them up, with both English, French and Huguenot styles. Here's a link to my post for all of the Huguenot infantry that fought for William III.
      http://onelover-ray.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/nyw-huguenots-flags-revamped.html

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