French regular infantry masters

08 Feb 2020
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You can see here the masters of my first French regular infantry figures, a much needed addition to my War-of-the-Austrian-Succession range. These French line infantry fusiliers (equivalent to British musketeers), come in the following poses: Standing, holding musket at ready. Standing, firing musket. Standing, thrusting bayonet. Standing, charging bayonet breast-high. Standing, thrusting bayonet shoulder-high. Kneeling, [...]
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Canadian Militiamen

23 Mar 2019
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Here come my latest three Canadian Militiamen (see the masters here), just painted and ready for battle. Disciplined, frugal, and well trained in forest warfare, Canadian Militiamen proved to be an invaluable asset in the defense of New France. On campaign, their dress was hardly distinguishable from that of their native companions. In the Summer, [...]
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More Coureurs-des-bois

07 Nov 2018
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Here are the masters of three more Canadian Militiamen, or perhaps Coureurs-des-Bois, all wearing the usual mix of European and Native American items. The running Militiaman is dressed just like my other Canadians (see here), in a coarse linen shirt and cloth breech-clout, while his standing-and-firing mate also wears wool leggings, or mitasses, a convenient [...]
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Painted French Hussars

21 Mar 2018
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Here come a party of wild Hungarian horsemen in the service of the King of France, ca. 1745. In 1740, at the start of the War of the Austrian Succession, the French establishment included three hussar regiments (Rattzky’s, Bercheny’s, and Esterhazy’s). Impressed by the performance of the Hungarian and Croatian light troops that had been [...]
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French hussars

22 Jan 2018
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I decided that my first light cavalrymen should be French hussars, so as to employ them against my British regulars. By the time of the War of the Austrian Succession, most hussars in the French service were no longer recruited in Hungary as had been the norm during the 1720s and 1730s. For the most [...]
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FIW war band

25 Mar 2017
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Here come my first eight resin French-and-Indian-War figures... Indeed a wild-looking FIW war band just about to fall upon an unsuspecting British settlement somewhere on the frontier of Pennsylvania or Virginia!
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French colonial infantry muskets

18 Mar 2017
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French colonial infantry were organized as independent companies under the jurisdiction and in the pay of the Ministry of the Marine (hence Compagnies Franches de la Marine). From the close of the 17th Century, the soldiers of the Compagnies Franches were issued flintlock muskets manufactured by the gun factory of Tulle, France. By the early 1730s these muskets, [...]
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Canadians

07 Jan 2017
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These are the master and primed metal casting of one of my Canadians, a Militiaman or maybe a Coureur des Bois, ca. 1745. As usual, the starting point is a resin casting of one of my anatomy mannequins, to which I have added the details with DURO epoxy putty. I made the head in A+B putty, [...]
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Flintlock muskets

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Here is the master of a French trade gun (Fusil de Chasse), made of balsa wood, A+B putty, lead foil, styrene sheet, and sewing pins for the barrel and ramroad. Below is a white-metal casting of the same. Since the lock is the most complex part of the musket, I have used locks removed from scrap [...]
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