Friday, 31 January 2014

RP No 152 NYW French Dauphin Dragoons




The Dauphin Dragoons were raised on September 24th 1673 by Marquis de Saveboeuf.
After his death in combat at Consaarbruck in August 1675, King Louis XIV 
gave the regiment to Monseigneur Louis Dauphin of France.
They fought in 3 major battles during the Nine Years War.
Walcourt in 1689, Namur in 1692 and Steenkirke also in 1692.
I'm really struggling trying to find out any info on the French units,so that's it I'm afraid!

The figures are form Essex, bases from Warbases and flags from Maverick Models.

The Dragoons were entered into Curt's Analogue Hobbies Challenge on the 20th January and earned me
70 points putting me back up into 19th place, seems like I just can't get any higher than 19th
Oh well!








54 comments:

  1. Only enough to bump you back up to number nineteen? What a crime. Should've been much more.

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    1. I must have this tang for No 19?? The last 3 entries put me back up to no 19, wonder where the next entry will put me??

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  2. Yet another good looking unit Ray and worthy of the points I've no doubt, but remember it's not the taking part that's important as long it's as you're ahead of "someone else" that's important surely ?

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  3. Fabulous troops in blue, Ray. I agree about your placing too - might be some backdoor deals going on :) Best, Dean

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    1. I'm destined to stay at the No 19 spot!

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  4. The blue you chose looks perfect! Kettle drummer is cool too!

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  5. Very nice Ray! Strangely enough I'm doing the same unit for Spanish Succession.

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    1. If memory serves me well, they would/should have red cuffs by the WSS???

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    3. You really know your stuff Ray - you're right about the cuffs. I am having mine done with a slightly darker blue though. It will be a little while before they make it to the blog as I'm waiting for the second squadron to come back. However, a squadron of the Dauphin cavalry should hit the blog in the next couple of days.

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    4. I have my uses Al?? I'll look out for them on your blog!

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  6. Well done Ray! Another very nice looking unit!

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  7. Great looking unit, Ray! Like I noted on the contest blog, beware the color blue! It has insidiously crept into common use in my scifi and fantasy minis! ;) Although your research is sparce for the Dauphin Dragoons, it reminds me of begging for Airfix 8th Army and the Afrika Korps troops. To get them I had to tell my parents about them. The first units of many that taught me also of encyclopedias and the dewey decimal system. My son has it far easier with google! He doesn't have to trudge to a library barefoot in the snow uphill both directions fighting bears!

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    1. ha ha! remember never feed them.........the bears not your son!

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  8. As always you demonstrate a keen knowledge of wargaming this period with anoth splendid unit of troops.

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    1. I bow to your knowledge of my knowledge Clint!

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  9. Splendid, they are splendid! Love the blue...

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    1. Hey, came by to tell you that I laughed at your singing on my boobie post. That was a great fun. Hope your weekend is going well. Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  11. Nice! Does sneaking up on the enemy while banging on drums really work?

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  12. Quality work Ray, this is so nearly making me want to start a couple of GNW armies

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  13. Fabulous! Your blue is fantastic.

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  14. These French are worse than the allies........sheesh!

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  15. Another fantastic set, Ray. Would you be surprised if I told you I love the flags?

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  16. Very nicely done there Ray but I am surprised that youdidnt do you own flags.

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    1. Just don't seem to get the time anymore PK and finding info on the French cavalry flags is a nightmare!!

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  17. Good stuff, Ray. Nice unit for your French army. I am painting Napoleonic Bavarians, so I'm seeing blue as well.

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    1. I like the Bavarian uniform, its a lovely shade of blue!

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  18. At least you're stable in a position and not spiraling downwards, eh? Maybe with an extra oomph..

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  19. love the blue of their uniforms and love the horses too

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  20. Little Dauphins, very nice. It is a struggle in the mid ranks of the challenge!

    John

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  21. Top work as always Ray.
    I little tip I just found, when trying to research into none-english historical units - try doing a google search in the language of the nation in question. It may find more relevant sites. though you'll need to translate back again to read it, unless of course you're a cunning linguist! ;-)

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  22. Another gorgeous Squadron Ray. Cracking stuff.

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