Friday, 9 January 2015

RP No 163 NYW French La Marche Infantry regt


My last unit painted in 2014 and my 1st entry into this years Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. In fact its the first unit I've painted for myself in a couple of months!! These fine looking fellows are the regt La Marche and they earned me 42 points and pushed my up to the dizzy heights of No50 in the standings!!!


The regiment quite obviously is another of my Nine Years War French units, and are once again based up for the Beneath the Lilly Banners ruleset. The regt is one of the 6 French regiments that were sent over to Ireland and were present at the Battle of the Boyne. The other being  Forez, Merode, Tournasis, Famechon & Zurlauben (which I've already painted, here) The plan is to paint one more of these regts up, but I'm not sure which one yet, it really depends on which one has the best looking flag!

La Marche were commanded by Colonel Armand-Charles de Gontaut, the Baron de Biron, After they left Ireland, In 1691 they were posted to the Alps and Nice, then they were sent to Flanders were they fought at the Battle of Neerwinden.
The figures are from Essex minis and the flag is from the Warflag website.





55 comments:

  1. Glad you're painting for yourself again. Good luck, Ray!

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  2. Looks good, Rayolla. Happy Weekend.

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    1. Hey Ray. I laughed about your tummy trouble fart comment.
      I didn't realize it but yea, that fits. Too funny.

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  3. Very very nice work there Ray!

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  4. I am extremely envious of your sort Ray, who can seemingly quite merrily paint all these cuffs, and hat piping etc and at such a small scale and make them look so very good. Great stuff!!

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  5. Hoorah! Good to see a return to your NYW project.

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  6. Splendid work! And a nice period too...

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    1. Its a great period to play and paint.

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  7. Excellent work on this beautiful French regiment!

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    1. Thanks Phil, I thought you'd like them.

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  8. Great painted unit again! Like the grey and red combination on the uniforms!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Unfortunately its a pretty common uniform for the French and other countries, it gets a little boring, but needs must!

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  9. Nice stuff, I like the colourful flag.

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  10. Nice unit - love the stuff from this period :)

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  11. Lovely minis, excellent artwork - great uniforms & banners!

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  12. that is quite a bunch, Ray!

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  13. Very sharp looking work Ray. Nice one.

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  14. Nice post dude! Lovely job sir, like the white on white flag.

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  15. your works are always amazing !
    this one is excellent, of course !
    Good luck for the Challenge ...

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  16. I really enjoy seeing not only this unit, but all of your NYW miniatures; not enough to start a new project of my own.

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    1. Come on Mike, you know you want to really?????

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  17. Fine unit to close out 2014, Ray. Nice addition to your collection.

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  18. Another nice unit to add to your collection.

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    1. Hopefully not many more to go, Ken????

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  19. Great looking unit Ray, I think you must have quite a collection.

    John

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    1. Thanks Razor, nice to see you back in Blogland.

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