Saturday, 8 February 2014

RP No 153 NYW French Royal Grammont Dragoons


This unit confused the hell out of me, I couldn't work out why and how there were two different regts of French Dragoons named Listenois, at different times with different uniforms. I could have painted them in the old Listenois uniform of a yellow coat, now how cool would that have looked??

Royal Grammont were raised for the term of 100 years by Charles, Paul of Bauffremont, Marquis of Listenois on 14 September 1673, as the Bauffremont or Listenois Dragons, he died at the battle of Saint François at Entheim on 4 October 1674.
Pierre of Bauffremont, Marquis of Listenois took over the Dragoons on 14 November 1674.
Then came a break from the House of Bauffremont, on 30 August 1685 Jean Ferdinand, Count of Grammont became the Mestre de Camp when they were known as the Royal Grammont Dragoons.
They changed leaders once more in January 1696 when they were led by the Knight of Malta Jean du Mas, Viscount Payzac or Peyssac, (depending on the spelling), the younger brother of the Marquis of Payzac. They were known as the Peyssac Dragoons.
Then the unit came back home when Jacques Antoine of Bauffremont, the Marquis of Listenois became the next Mestre de Camp on 20 May 1699, he was killed the 24th September 1710 during an exit from the city of Aire.
Louis Benigne of Bauffremont, the Marquis of Bauffremont became the next Mestre de Camp later in 1710 and I'll think we'll leave the unit history there......


The Royal Grammont Dragoons earned me 94 points in the 
Placing me back up to the dizzy heights of No 19 again!!!


You'd never believe that these are Essex figures would you??
The flag is from Maverick Models.







70 comments:

  1. Another great addition to what must be a huge collection by now Ray! I must admit that I have run into similar issues for the WSS - it's so much easier when the armies start using a consistent naming or numbering system later! Very nice!

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    1. I do love the research part of the hobby, but sometimes it does drive me up the wall!!!

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    2. I know what you mean Ray but it is rewarding when you finally find something useful. It's the contradictory stuff that I find a pain.

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  2. Another excellent looking regiment Ray

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  3. Beautiful Essex figures...great looking regiment Ray!

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  4. Very respectable unit there Ray, nicely done.

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  5. These figures are painted in your usual high standard, but it is my firm believe that only Redcoats are alowed to carry, well erm, red uniforms... :-P

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    1. The French are copycats Sander, maybe a green Dragoon next?? Maybe???

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  6. Gotta love the dragoons. Firepower and mobility. These guys look wonderful.

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    1. Their tactics were still in infancy at the time, really they're just mounted infantry.

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  7. Well done and great look Ray .
    Greetings .

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  8. Nineteen! You are soaring.
    Nice work. You should take a picture of the different units side by side.

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    1. It seems I can't get any higher than 19th place, but that is gonna change! And yeh more group shots to come!

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  9. they do look great, especially the mounted ones!

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  10. Interesting historical research and a very handsome unit of dragoons! You are correct! I wouldn't guess those were Essex figures.

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    1. You never guess I'm quite partial to Essex would you??

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  11. Another lovely unit Ray! You also really do an in-depth research into your units, their history, battle honours etc.

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    1. Yep, I like to have that inner knowledge, I'm a bit of a nerd at heart Ken!!

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  12. Great looking unit Ray and as always I fins it hard to believe that these are 15's.

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    1. Thanks Zaba, they are indeed 15's! Your eyes do not deceive!!

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  13. They look great Ray. How big are your NYW hordes now? I'd love to see them deployed for battle.
    Cheers
    PD

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    1. Easy answer BIG!! I really need to put on a game with them, soon hopefully!

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  14. Sometimes the confusion makes the creative juices really flow!

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  15. Wonderfully painted figures there Ray and all this Age of Reason stuff has got me buying Donnybrook and has got me looking into the period now, lol

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    1. You won't be disappointed PK, they're very good!

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  16. Always a nice touch putting a little history with the unit you have painted. Quality work as always.

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    1. I do like the research/history part of the hobby, it takes up far too much time, but hey? What else have I got to do!

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  17. I knew they'd been painted by you even before I saw the blog name (I read in Feedly) so you must be developing a style.... good history too, well done...

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    1. Cheers Steve, I'll check out this Feedly?? Not really sure what it is??

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    2. I use it as the replacement for Google Reader - think of it as all your blogs on just one web page - new posts added automatically... means you don't have to go off to a hundred different web pages for content - they all get delivered to one place.. in my case Feedly....

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  18. Personally, I'm glad you choose the red over the yellow. It just seems more appropriate. Another fine job, Ray!

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    1. Red's nice but I think the yellow would have looked the biz....dammit!

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  19. You seem to have painted a heap of lovely units, particularly cav. May I request a review of them all for a future post?!

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    1. Yep, its in the pipeline James, too much to do and so little time!!!

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  20. I just noticed the horse way way in the back.

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