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Grenadiers de France
 

"As fierce and terrible fellows as I ever saw", remarked a British eye-witness about the Grenadiers de France at the Battle of Minden in 1759.

Grenadiers de France

Cimier postcardThe four brigades of Grenadiers de France were composed of the former elite companies from several disbanded regiments. Their blue and red uniforms with the black bearskin hats (as shown in the Cimier postcard on the left) gave them an imposing appearance.

I obtained quite a few miscellaneous Front Rank grenadier figures in a bulk second-hand deal, so it was only natural to paint them up as this very distinctive unit.

Flags of the Grenadiers de FranceMy first version of the Grenadiers de France flags was scanned from Terry Wise's excellent Military Flags of the World 1618-1900 (see right). I added the silk texturing myself, and also made up the conjectural white colonel's flag.

Since making these flags, however, I have produced new ones based on the GMB Designs flags used by most of my other units. These later flags are portrayed in the photos above.

 
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