After a month or two of intermittent painting I am pleased to introduce the 1st battalion of the Regiment de Guyenne as the latest infantry unit to join my SYW/ FIW French army. The Front Rank figures were easy to paint and a splash of Citadel Fleshshade gives some definition to the faces. The flags are from GMB Flags.
|The sergeant on the right pointing at the enemy is one of my favourite poses in the French SYW range|
|The royal livery of the drummers isn't quite right, but it was easier to leave some lace off |
|Note the grenadiers with moustaches on the left. I had to order these separately as they are not included in the battalion packs|
|The colour I used for the coats was Vallejo Game Color Ghost Grey and I think it's not a bad representation of what I think the regular French infantry coats may have looked like. I'm sure others may disagree, but I'm happy with it.|
I have another French infantry unit undercoated and ready for some colour. It will probably represent the Dauphin's regiment as it's regimental standard is superb. At this stage all of my regiments are only represented with one battalion, but my thinking is to include two or three regiments having two battalions and having them fighting together, as was historically correct for campaigns in the European theatre. Anyway, it's back to the painting table while my painting 'mojo' hasn't run out.
Thanks for taking a look.
Until next time!