Tuesday, 22 July 2014

RP No160 French NYW Infantry Royal Italian regt


Hmmm? Nearly a month since my last post?? That's bad......still no painting done.....let alone blogging?


Just as the title of the post says, its another Nine Years War French unit!!
These were painted back in Feb-March of this year and very nearly made it into Curt's Challenge


I just had to paint this unit up, you don't very often get to paint units in a brown coat unless like Loki you're painting up Continental line units for the AWI.


The unit in question the Royal Italian regt is 1 of the two brown coated units from the period, in the French army, the other being Provence. The unit fought in the battles of Walcourt, Fleurs, Namur, Neerwinden, Brussels, Dixmunde and the siege's of Deysne and d'Ath.


50 comments:

  1. Has it really been a month?
    Great paint job on the figures, Ray.

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  2. Nicely done Ray. Brown coats can be a nice change from all those bright colours.

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  3. You are back!

    I really enjoy watch your NYW collection grow.

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    1. Yep! And thanks, I'm glad you enjoy watching the collection grow!

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  4. They look great Ray and your not the only one who has been slow of late.

    Christopher

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  5. 15mm eye candy and a brief history lesson - what's not to like ?

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  6. Handsome fellows everyone, Sir Brush.

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  7. Brown coats and red cuff trust the Italians to think that up. Nice unit with nice flags. Fran is beating you on number of posts per month.

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  8. Lovely painting and basing, Ray! If the Italians were wearing brown in 1688, it must have been all the rage on the Continent.

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  9. Wonderful stuff Ray. I bought a copy of BtLB just last week. Seeing this isn't helping my restraint one bit...

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    1. Glad to hear it, you'll be painting the figures soon!!!

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  10. A month! A month! I am getting withdrawal symptoms. I need to see more lace shirts and floppy hat malarkey. If you can't provide a fix I might have to look elsewhere!

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  11. great to have you back and with such a colourful bunch of Froggies at that, well done. It's Dixmuide btw ;-)

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    1. Cheers Sander, English and Dutch spelling ah!

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  12. We've missed you my good man, but great to see that you still have a splendid unit or two up your sleeve.

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  13. Wow you slacker! Great looking unit though didn't realise the brown uniforms were such a rarity.

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    1. Slacker's my middle name! Brown was a very much unused colour throughout history.

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  14. Great work there Ray! Basing is wonderful too!

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  15. I have them in my WSS army - so slightly later period - same uniform though, just tricorn - and I chose them purely because of the brown coat as well - a welcome change to all that light grey!!

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    1. Yep, the French for both periods are pretty boring compared to other countries uniforms.

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  16. Another great addition to your massive collection!

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    1. Yep, I'll stop..............one day??

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  17. Beneath the Lilly banners...lovely work Ray! :)

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  18. No painting and no blogging? Not good, not good.

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  19. Good looking unit, it's hard to paint at the moment so I get it

    Ian

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  20. Another great looking regiment Ray, nice job!

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