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Regiment la Reine by Capitulation
 

The Regiment de la Reine marks a new direction for my French army. Unlike the remainder of all my units, this regiment is not made up of my beloved Front Rank figurines, but instead uses the products of a French company, Capitulation. These are the first figurines in their new range of 30mm figures sculpted in anatomically-correct proportions.

Capitulation have set their new range during the War of the Austrian Succession, which is a little earlier than the era depicted by the remainder of my army. But I have chosen to paint them in the later uniforms of the Seven Years War. I selected the Regiment de la Reine because of its colourful combination of red cuffs and blue waistcoats, and also the flag with the interesting crowns in the white cross.

Regiment la Reine by Capitulation

These figures are markedly bigger than those of Front Rank, so there is no way that this regiment will ever be able to fight alongside the rest of my army. However, I have a friend who is building up a collection of 'Last of the Mohicans' figures made by Redoubt, which my Capitulation figures don't dwarf quite so much. Thus my Regiment de la Reine is destined to fight in skirmish games set in New France.

The real regiment was issued with a slightly different uniform when it served in America. But as these figures are equipped for the European theatre of war, rather than America (swords instead of tomahawks, and the officers with spontoons instead of fusils), I have depicted them as perhaps they might have looked just as they first landed from France.

La ReineA brigadier comes free with each two packets of figures you buy from Capitulation, so I got two of them - one I painted as the colonel of the regiment, whilst the other is wearing the blue coat and red breeches of a general officer (shown in the picture on the left).

I love the character of the command figures. The officers look like real 18th century dandies. I've emphasized this by painting them with lavish white wigs, faces with make-up, and even a beauty spot or two!

And if you look closely at the photographs, you'll see that each fusilier is different. They are in various poses, and have quite individual faces. This makes the whole regiment look very lfelike.

These figures are very authentically equipped, right down to details such as the musket sling on the side rather than beneath.

Regiment la Reine by Capitulation

The flags are from the Nec Pluribus Impar website. I will be replacing them in due course with the exquisite flags produced by GMB Design, but these will do in the meantime. The finials on the flagpoles are by Front Rank.

If you would like to know more about Capitulation's new figures, read this review I wrote for the Kapiti Fusiliers website.

Regiment la Reine by Capitulation

 

 
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