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.