My second entry into Curt's Analogue Painting Challenge is this regt of French Chevauleger or Light Horse. They weren't Light Horse as you'd think though, they were infact on the same level as English or Dutch Horse of the time.
The figures are once again from Essex Miniatures and represent the St Germain-Beaupre regt of Horse. The unit fought at 3 major Battles during the Nine Years War Namur, Steenkirk and Neerwinden/Landen. The regt were raised in 1653 in 1692 their name changed to Gournay and again in 1696 they had a name change to Cosse-Brissac. A further two name changes occurred after the war was over, in 1704 during the WSS they were named Magnieres and in 1710 Monteila.
Unfortunately like most of the French Horse during the war they wore a very boring grey coat cuffed in red, hopefully I'll be adding a splash of colour with some of the other regts.......probably not though!!!!
The flags are from the old Venexia website, the website is down and has been for some time now as the company has been sold, hopefully they'll get the flags back up for a free download again soon??
The unit earned me 50 points putting my total up to 105 and placing me in 29th place.