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Montcalm     Soubise

My commander-in-chief "mini-diorama" depicts two generals discussing an obviously important stage of the battle.

In painting the officer holding out the baton, I've loosely based him on the Marquis de Montcalm, the general who lost the Battle of Quebec in 1759.

Both generals seem blithely unconcerned about the dead French soldier lying at their feet.

   

Charles de Rohan, the Prince of Soubise, was the rather timid and indecisive general who lost the Battle of Rossbach in 1757. It was said he only owed his appointment to the influence of Madame de Pompadour.

This picture doesn't do justice to this lovely Front Rank model - the head doesn't look oversized as it does here!

Soubise is portrayed wearing his elaborate red coat and carrying a marshall's baton.

Chevert     Camembert

Lieutenant-General Francis de Chevert, famous for his part in the Battle of Hastenbeck, was a much tougher proposition than General Soubise.

This model shows him wearing his regulation French general officer's uniform.

It was fun painting the white wig, which gives a real eighteenth century feel to this miniature.

   

This determined-looking mounted officer serves as my third general.

He hasn't got an official name, so I've called him the Comte de Camembert - a bit cheesy, I know!

Brie   Port Salut
Another mythical staff officer, the Duc de Brie (continuing the cheese theme!) is painted as a French commissioner.

The model portrays him holding his hat out in salute.

  Here is the latest officer to join the General Staff. In keeping with the cheesy names of my brigade officers, he has been dubbed the Chevalier de Port Salut.
 
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