Saturday, 4 April 2020

More WSS previews from Strelets-r

 Hope these aren't boring anyone? I think these are French. Look good to me.


The March of the Guards to Finchley William Hogarth 1750

Detail. See the whole picture here

Friday, 3 April 2020

New books on Louis XV's infantry by Dr Stephen Summerfield published by Ken Trotman

 A REVIEW
The FRENCH INFANTRY OF LOUIS XV Part 1 and 2
are EXCELLENT. I wish I had had these 10 or more years ago - it would have saved me a lot of money and effort. I think that this is an absolute triumph by Stephen and much wider appeal than redoing Moullard. They are an absolute must for anyone interested in the French Army of that period. The production quality is also excellent. Well done.
Yours aye, Charles S. Grant (Author and Wargamer)

FRENCH INFANTRY OF LOUIS XV VOLUME ONE [MC010].
SUMMERFIELD (S.)
72pp., 4to, over 385 colour illus. of uniforms & incl.105 of flags, P.B. 2020. This is the first of several volumes on French Infantry uniforms including the Seven Years War period. Stephen presents the known evidence and disentangles the confusions that have arisen because of frequent uniforms changes over the period. This first volume studies the 35 Regiments that made up the ‘Les Vieux Corps’, ‘Les Petits Vieux’ and the Royal Regiments.

FRENCH INFANTRY OF LOUIS XV Part 2 [MC011]
SUMMERFIELD (S.)
72pp., 4to, over 400 colour illus. of uniforms & incl.125 of flags, P.B. 2020. This is the second of several volumes on French Infantry uniforms including the Seven Years War period. Stephen presents the known evidence and disentangles the confusions that have arisen because of frequent uniforms changes over the period. This second volume studies the the 61 Provincial Regiments.

Brent Nosworthy tactical studies

There are some interesting titles coming out through Venture Miniatures who have a range of Syw 28mms.

Marlburian British by Francesc Riart

I think this image is from God Save Catalonia which is a free ebook in the English language. Or try here

Thursday, 2 April 2020

5th Foot at Wilhelmstahl 1762


From Kronoskaf's piece on the 5th Foot
In June 1762, the regiment still was with Granby's corps in Germany and took part to the battle of Wilhelmsthal. During this battle, the regiment captured a large body of French grenadiers. Because of this feat of arm, it received the privilege of wearing French grenadier busbies.

More WSS previews from Strelets-r

 Look like French fusiliers. I must admit I think this range of figures will raise the profile of the period within the hobby. Not everything they do I like - those swallows nests on the drummer's shoulders aren't French but all in all they are well-proportioned and for the most part researched well.