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SYW French on the march

Posted by Ochoin on 20 May 2024, 01:11

I really love my SYW French army. They rarely win but they have colour, presence, panache.
Anyway, on display:
19 infantry battalions, 8 cavalry regiments, light troops, artillery etc:
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The van, guarded by light troops:
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A mounted dragoon brigade, leading the way, while a dismounted unit prepares for trouble:
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The heart of the army, infantry brigades of line & grenadier troops, march on:
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Elite cavalry ride on with some style:
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Marshal Soubise looks proudly on:
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The rear guard of a gentlemen's cavalry brigade & a line infantry brigade & the etranger infantry brigade:

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Far too many figures but you have to like the flags!

donald
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Posted by Rich W on 21 May 2024, 23:29

All looks great Donald.

I would have loved Strelets to have had a go at the SYW range, as based on their WSS output, they would have smashed it. Alas not to be.
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Posted by k.b. on 22 May 2024, 01:08

Now that is what I would call a very beautiful army indeed donald!
Congratulations and never mind their poor performance on the battlefield, in terms of style (at least) they’re definitely a tough army to beat!
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Posted by Bessiere on 24 May 2024, 01:18

Such a fine army Donald. That is a lot of time and effort to produce such lovely results. Those tricorns grow on me the more I see them.
Cheers,
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Posted by Ochoin on 24 May 2024, 10:41

I should remind myself that when the SYW French lose a game, it's actually me that's lost!

Thanks for the kind remarks. Sourcing figures from a range of manufacturers & putting together an army is, for me, one of the joys of the hobby.

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Posted by C M Dodson on 27 May 2024, 08:25

An excellent display indeed.

I am amassing Austrians but it’s a long haul.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Ochoin on 27 May 2024, 10:06

C M Dodson wrote:An excellent display indeed.

I am amassing Austrians but it’s a long haul.

Best wishes,

Chris


SYW? Yes, it is a bit laborious. I very much like the HaT infantry & the Revell artillery is great.
And there it about stops. I also have 3 units of Grenz, various Hussars & cuirassiers but they were all difficult to source/complicated conversions. My last conversions were Hungarian infantry - not too hard & they look so good IMO.

I would love to acquire a SYW Russian army but I'm waiting till one or more manufacturer provides all the troop types needed.

I think I'll be waiting for some time.....

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Posted by Peter on 07 Jun 2024, 20:26

Is that Chris' garagedoor? :mrgreen:

Nice show Donald and I love the figures! :love:
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