Friday, 10 February 2012

Recently painted No 51 NYW Huguenot regt du Cambon


Francois du Cambon had been a French engineer officer until 1685 when the Revocation of the Edit of Nantes obliged him to seek employment overseas. 
On 21 August 1688 he was appointed as William of Orange's Chief Engineer and Director General of Fortifications in the United Provinces of the Netherlands. After service in the Dutch army, du Cambon was commissioned Colonel of one of the new Huguenot regiments in England in 1689 and he fought with his battalion through the Jacobite Wars in Ireland before leaving for service in Flanders. He was killed at the Battle of Landen/Neerwinden on the 9th August1693 and was succeeded by Frederick William de Roy de Rochefoucauld, Comte de Marton, later created Earl of Lifford, who had entered the English Army under James II as a guidon in the Life Guards.

Once again the figures are from Essex Miniatures and bases are from Warbases, links for both these companies can be found in "My Favourite Links", on the left of this page. Once again I've included a stand of pikemen, although the regt never had them at The Battle of the Boyne.








33 comments:

  1. Yet another nicely painted unit Ray. I do love the brief histories you give with them, especially as I know very little about the period.

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  2. Excellent again Ray. Great work.

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  3. Wonderful Ray, just how do you manager to paint these wee soldiers?

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  4. Love the guys with mitra-cap. The banners look very nice. Excellent painting-job and very interesting unit!

    Greets!

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  5. Nice job! Line 'em up and move'm out!

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  6. Lovely paint job. You must be getting quite a large collection of these?

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  7. Nice work on the figures and the historical write up.

    Christopher

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  8. Those pikeman are a great addition Ray. I clicked on the Essex link and they don't distribute in my area. Sam at Sam's minis gave me a great idea. He said I should do Midieval figures and use my artwork for backdrops. I might do that and I'd get my horses to boot!

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  9. Feck, Medieval. Sometimes I'm such an eejit, I amaze myself!!

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  10. You are fairly churning out these great looking units at a rate of knots ! keep up the good work

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  11. nice little set you've made yourself, great details when zoomed!

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  12. Hey Anna, check out how Scheck does his backdrops, he makes those 40mm figures look like they're really out there and the viewer is too. Not so much this post but look back through his pics how he does that. It's here:

    http://scheckssyw.blogspot.com/

    maybe highlight right click open in new tab, or some such

    I never knew Cambon was a top engineer like that, Ray. Most of the accounts and interest comes from people who don't emphasize the Huguenots very much, what with so many other things to think about. They barely get mentioned most of the time.

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    1. Thank you, I'll do that now. I've been wondering how I'd get it too look realistic.

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  13. I've been meaning to write, I love how you post a little biographical / regimental blurb for each of the units you finish. Adds a nice sense of context.

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  14. Another great set of minis, Ray. I also really enjoy reading the histories you provide. Really brings the minis to life. Keep up the great work.

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  15. Thanks for all the comments guys'n'gals!!!!!!

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  16. great stuff Ray! I like the bits history you've provided on the unit!

    Cheers Sander

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  17. Lovely unit and an unusual subject (which only makes it better IMHO)

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  18. I just can't do more than agree with all the above.

    Ian

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  19. My apologies for the tardy response but just wanted to add my admiration to the above; more top work Ray.

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  20. Again an excellent painted unit! And thanks for the historical background.

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

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  21. Excellent figures (green and grey, I love it!), excellent flags, and excellent background!
    François du Cambon is very proud, I'm sure!

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  22. Ray, I really like these guys. Another splendid Huguenot unit with a fine history. I'm very much looking forward to seeing these chaps in one of your games.

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  23. Another top notch unit Ray.

    Why did the revocation of the Edict of Nantes oblige Francois to go oversees? Was it some sort of bail order??

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  24. Nicely done Ray. Interesting read on a saturday afternoon too

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  25. Very nice unit, Ray; they are very serious.

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  26. Great unit again Ray, do you paint in your sleep because your output is phenominal :D

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  27. This is a good looking unit, Ray. Nice post. A picture of your entire Huguenot army would be cool.

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    1. Photos already taken, may not be the next post, but its on its way.........

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  28. great looking unit and top flag!

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  29. Another really great unit. Well done!

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