Tuesday, 8 May 2012

RP 72 NYW Jacobite's - Boisseleau's regt.


My first two regts of Jacobite foot for the Battle of the Boyne, belong to Alexander de Rainer de Droue, the Marquis de Boisseleau's regiment. Boisseleau was one of the French officers who came over to Ireland, by an agreement between Louis XIV and James II.
Boisseleau's were one of 10 Jacobite Infantry units to have two battalions, others include The Kings/Irish Guard, John Hamilton's,The Lord Grand Prior's, Lord Galway's, Lord Kenmure's, Col Henry Dillon's, Cormuck O'Neill's, Col Edmund O'Reilly's and Walter Bourke's.
At the Boyne, Boisseleau's two battalions fought in Richard Hamilton brigade at the Oldbridge sector of the Boyne, other regiments were King James' Foot Guards and the Earl of Antrim's. Boisseleau's were said to have been the least experienced of Hamilton's command but the best equipped.
There is no record of what the 2 battalions true uniform was, others have painted them with red coats and various coloured cuffs and linings. As you can see I've painted mine up French style, a white coat, lined white, for two reasons, one being, having a French commander they may have been dressed in French coats?? The other being they were a darn site easier to paint!!!!
I've already posted the flags I made for this unit, you can see them here, if you haven't already!!


1st Battalion


2nd Battalion





34 comments:

  1. nice work again ray... am I the first to comment?

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  2. Very fine as usual! :)

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  3. These types of gaps in recorded history make for some of the most interesting discussions. Trying to take what was known about a given period and suss out details such as dress based on available facts. I wonder do you enjoy painting the figures that you are absolutely certain of the details of dress or do you enjoy painting regiments like this where there is room for your own interpretation>

    These do look nice Ray, good job on the flags as well.

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    1. Cheers Anne! A bit of both really, I'd rather paint up units that all the colours are known about to be truthful, but I love all the research involved as well, trying to work out what colours could or should have been used and then taking your pick!

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  4. It would make sense that they still wore the colours of their commander. Him being french, white it is.

    And looking pretty good I might add!

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  5. They look great; you really make 15's look larger than they actually are. Best, Dean

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  6. Looks great, especially the white coats!

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  7. Yes the white coats look good on them. How about a group photo of all the units together?

    Ian

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    1. Yep, that's in the pipeline, once my camera is working again or another has been bought, out of of Warchest.....damn it!!!!!!!

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  8. Excellent work Ray! Must admit, this is a period that is growing on me... ;)

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    1. Good! It could be your new thang!!!

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  9. I think this is one of the finest you have painted! And the previous ones were very, very nice!
    Best,
    Phil.

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  10. Lovely work Ray; you are certainly in a rich vein of form at the moment.

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  11. Great work there Ray and it is good to see King James II force's coming along.

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  12. Another super looking unit even if it is Jacobite scum :-)

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  13. Fantastic work Ray. Always impressive.

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  14. Nice work, Ray. I am partial to the old standard bearer without a hat.

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  15. Still making the whitecoats look impressive. Get that new camera, so we can see the entire set.

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  16. That's more like it. I was wondering when you'd be painting some proper French ;)

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  17. What a very interesting and nice unit, Ray. Wonderful painting work.

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  18. Excellent work Ray, really like the whitecoats

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  19. That are some fine units Ray. Excellent command stand with those flags.

    The red coat looks a bit shiny. Did you use flash to take the pictures?

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

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  20. Lovely... I still like the flag with its Irish Harp on the white flag best!

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  21. Great set of regiments, Ray. I lthink I prefer these flags that have a bit of a wave in them.
    -Curt

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  22. great work as usual! Your attention to detail is amazing.

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