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My 18th Century French Army
 

  Old Jean's Favourite Links

Old Jean"Zis page features a list of links to eighteenth century warfare websites, and uzzer sites of interest. Ze Latest links appear at ze top of ze list."

 

  • Age of Reason - a fantastic 18th century reenacting site, featuring photos, artwork and articles about French, British, Prussian and other armies of the period. Very useful for wargamers, even if you're not into reenacting yourself.
    [Added 2 July 2004]
  • Capitulation - a brand new range of 28mm eighteenth-century figures made by a French company. These are designed to be more "anatomically correct" than most other manufacturers, and also strive for superb accuracy. You can read a review of this range here.
    [Added 2 July 2004]
  • Les Sujets du Bien Aimé - a French site belonging to a reenactment group that portrays units of the the 18th century French army.
    [Added 25 March 2004]

  • French Uniforms 1734-57 - this site is the best thing since sliced croissants for we Francophiles! Geoff Nurcombe has reproduced the full set of uniform plates by Mouillard, giving uniform details and flags of every French cavalry and infantry unit of the period. A "must see" website!
    [Added 12 July 2002]
  • Tricorne - a new site featuring the magnificently painted 18th century armies of Eric Veitl from Paris. His handpainted flags are truly exquisite. I'm personally quite proud of Tricorne, as I was the site designer! The site is in both French and English.
    [Added 13 June 2002]
  • Valeur et Discipline - my latest project is a Napoleonic French army in 25mm. On my Valeur et Dsicipline website you can see photos of the units as they are completed, and read all about them.
    [Added 13 June 2002]
  • My Confederation of the Rhine Website - this site features my next painting project, which is set in the Napoleonic era. Similar in layout to this site, you should feel quite at home!
    [Added 15 September 2001]
  • Spanner and Yank's Wargames Review - this is where you go to look for reviews of miniature soldiers (and much, much more!). This site is absolutely jam-packed with information and pictures. A definite "must" to visit!
    [Added 15 September 2001]
  • Par Toutatis! - this has to be one of the nicest looking wargames sites I've ever seen. It is a French-language site (English version under construction), and features some stunning photos of miniatures, mainly (but not entirely) from the ancient period. A site worth visiting, just to look at the mouth-watering pictures alone! Even their club logo is beautifully crafted.
    [Added 8 July 2001]
  • Czapska.Com Miniatures - Mike Siggins is a columnist for Wargames Illustrated magazine. This is his site, where you'll find the past six years of his informative and entertaining Wargamers Notebook column, as well as amazing pictures of miniatures (both his own and those of some of the foremost painters in the UK).
    [Added 8 July 2001]
  • Wellington Warlords - I haven't been a member of an official wargaming club for over twenty years (!), but I think I'll soon be joining this one, as so many of my gaming friends are members. There is plenty of interesting material here on their brand new site. It is pleasing to see that "horse and musket' is making a big come-back in the club.
    [Added 13 March 2001]

  • Bavarian Cavalry Uniforms - I know it is not exactly on the topic of the French army, but I recently put together a website featuring a set of wonderful postcards depicting the history of the Bavarian 2nd Chevauxleger Regiment Taxis.
    [Added 22 January 2001]

  • Alan Hollows' Wargames Page - I have known fellow New Zealander Alan as a wargamer for well over twenty years. This site has some really terrific pictures of his incredibly well-painted armies, including a shot of a very colourful Swiss regiment in French service.
    [Added 13 November 2000]

  • The French at War - a fellow Francophile, Mark McLaughlin, has written a very entertaining history of the French army of this period. A great site for those who want to know more about the real-life background of my miniature army.
    [Added 13 November 2000]

  • Regiment de La Sarre 2nd Battalion 1756 - 1760 - this is the website of a group that reenacts the Regiment de la Sarre (which is one of the units in my miniature army). The site includes some very good information on French uniforms, history and even military music.
    [Added 13 November 2000]

  • The Society of the Irish Brigade - my army includes a regiment of the famous Wild Geese (Irish exiles in the service of France). You can learn more about the history of the doughty Irish soldiers at this site. I'm told there are one or two few historical errors, however, so use this site cautiously.
    [Added 13 November 2000]

  • Warflag - if you want to download and print flags for wargames armies, this is the site for you. All sorts of periods are represented in this amazing range. I have used some of the coloured cloth textures also available from this site for enhancing the flags you can see on my regiments.
    [Added 13 November 2000]

  • Nec Pluribus Impar - a fantastic site of information on various eighteenth century armies, especially that of France. This site is mainly in French, but don't let that put you off because, even if you don't speak French, there are plenty of great illustrations!

  • Le Cimier Postcards of French Uniforms - these postcards, painted by the French Army's official artist, feature a lot of eighteenth century uniforms. They are available for sale, but are also all pictured on this website.

  • Front Rank Miniatures - all my models are by this British company. Unfortunately they don't feature images of their whole range on this site, but there are still plenty enough to whet your appetite!

  • The Bavarian Army at Leuthen - before starting to collect a French army, I was originally interested in starting a Bavarian army, so put together this little website. It is mainly based round a postcard of a massive diorama of the Battle of Leuthen in 1757.

  • Lace Wars - this is an e-Group, or message board, where people from all over the world who are interested in eighteenth century warfare gather to share information.

  • Friday Night Fusiliers - also an e-Group, but on a much smaller scale than Lace Wars, this site is a communication channel for the small informal group of wargamers I belong to here in Paraparaumu, New Zealand.

  • Roly's Gettysburg Website - a bit out of period, but this is another of my sites, this time featuring my participation in a huge reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg, involving over 23,000 uniformed reenactors.

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