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Condé drummer from Rene Chartrand's "Louis XV's Cavalry"Amongst a bulk lot of Front Rank figures that I bought recently were these cavalry figures on galloping horses. All my other mounted units are on standing or walking horses, so it was a change to paint up these more animated figures, and I was very pleased with the result.

This regiment was owned by the powerful Condé family, and so its musicians wore the family's colours instead of the regular French royal livery. The picture of the mounted drummer (left), from the Osprey book Louis XV's Cavalry, shows the yellow-buff and red Condé livery, with which I have painted the trumpetter in my unit.

Observant readers might have noticed that some of the swords are longer than others - this is because these figures are a mix of older and newer Front Rank castings.

Condé flagI had to interpret a written description to design the flag in CorelPaint. The cross-hatched design on the yellow-buff side of the flag is a symbolic funeral pyre.

Condé flagsI wasn't too far off in my intepretation of the Condé flag. After I had done my flag, I came across this 1771 print which shows the flags of the French infantry and cavalry regiments of that time. You can see the funeral pyre on the Condé flag quite clearly. The original print has faded considerably, so the yellow-buff colour has changed to white.

 

 

 
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