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My 18th Century French Army

What's New

You'll be able to check out what's new on this website from this page.

  • 30 July 2004 - I have finally added a new unit to my French army - the Regiment de la Reine. This unit is made up of figures produced by the French company Capitulation. Take a look to see some great pictures of their wonderfully character-filled miniatures.
  • 2 July 2004 - I haven't done anything with my 18th century wargmes figures for a while, having been more involved in painting my Napoleonics. Also, feast your eyes on this new link - a fabulous 18th century reenacting site called Age of Reason.
  • 30 December 2003 - a major site overhaul! Having finally borrowed a decent digital camera, I have replaced most of the photos on this site with pictures of much better quality. I'm still experimenting with taking photos of miniatures, so the results are far from perfect. But they are still much superior to the images that I have had on this site up till now.
  • 6 December 2003 - the website of my favourite manufacturer is soon to go live. Front Rank Figurines show photos of every one of their figures, some beautifully painted and some in undercoat to show off their amazing detail.
  • 4 August 2003 - Very exciting news for enthusiasts of the 18th Century period. A French company is planning a range of 30mm War of the Austrian Succession figures. See photos of some of the first masters on the Kapiti Fusiliers Historic Gaming Club website.
  • 17 July 2003 - the wargames club I belong to has just launched a new site, the Kapiti Fusiliers Historic Gaming Club. You'll find an interesting range of pictures and articles, so do drop in and see us.
  • 20 November 2002 - I know this is a bit off-topic, but a few months ago I was commissioned to paint a Napoleonic Portuguese army for the Miniature Service Center in California. You can now see pictures of the figures I have finished so far on the MSC website.
  • 29 June 2002 - I've put together a new "front end" page to combine all my various wargaming sites. This new page is in the form of a virtual wargaming display cabinet! Take a look at it here.
  • 13 June 2002 - I've added a link to a new 18th century miniatures website, called Tricorne. It features the magnificently painted 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!Tricorne website link

 

 

 

 

  • 24 February 2002 - I now have a small collection of military history and wargaming websites that you might wish to visit. Just click on these buttons to visit my other sites:
Napoleonic Confederation of the Rhine website a French Napoleonic army in miniature 18th century Bavarians at the Battle of Leuthen
American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg
let me make a wargames site for you!
  • 17 August 2001 - there's been nothing new on this site for over a month now. I feel I have nearly completed my 18th-century French army, so am now about to commence a new project. I was recently given several battalions of 25mm French Napoleonic figures made by the company Hotspur, now obsolete. I've decided to paint them as a Confederation of the Rhine army. This means I'll have lots of colourful units from the tiny German duchies and principalities that fought with Napoleon. I know next to nothing about Napoleonics, so would appreciate any advice I can get (especially about Confederation flags and uniforms). I also hope to once again accompany the new army with a website, so watch out here for news of further developments!
  • Les Régiments du Passé 19 July 2001 - Another exciting new link on the Links Page: Les Régiments du Passé - a reenactment group that portrays the 18th century Royal-Ecossais Regiment, as well as the FitzJames Cavalry and the Royal Artillery. The photos on the site are simply superb - (some are even taken at the palace of Versailles).
  • 14 June 2001 - due to technical reasons, I've changed the way the message board on this site work. Instead of my old EzBoard message board, this site is now linked to my Friday Night Fusiliers YahooGroup. There you'll be able to participate in discussions, download and upload files, and share links. Why not drop in and visit us?Vist the Friday Night Fusiliers YahooGroup
  • Click here for an 800x600 desktop background of this painting.10 June 2001 - as this French Seven Years War army draws near to completion, I've begun thinking about my next project. I've decided to work on another French army, but this one from a slightly later period - the American War of Independence. I've already bought my first unit, Old Glory's Lauzun's Legion (you can see one of these hussars in the background of this painting of Rochambeau at Yorktown by Couder - w", incidently, you can download as a nice 800x600 desktop wallpaper by clicking on the image - I got the original image from AWI historian Robert A Selig).

  • Meet Old Jean, the new host for my Links page!

  • Visit my latest battle5 March 2001 - here for some photos of the latest battle in which my French army took a part. You'll see some great pictures taken by my fellow French general, Alan Hollows.

  • 3 March 2001 - I had to change my messageboard, as my old message board host service, Inside The Web, is getting out of that business. The new message board will be hosted by EzBoard, and can be found here. I've also changed all the links throughout this site to point to the new message board. Obviosuly, if you've previously listed my message board in your Favorites or Bookmarks, you'll have to do so again, as the old address will no longer be valid.

  • 22 January 2001 - I recently found a wonderful set of postcards depicting the history of Bavarian cavalry uniforms, so I've posted them here if you wish to take a look.

  • 27 November - a wargames army needs some terrain to fight over, so I've put aside painting models for a while in order to make some scenery. My first project was to assemble some trees from 'Woodland Scenics' kits. I've made some of these into small forests, as you can see here.
    I've also painted a 25mm Tudor (what do the French call this style - surely not Tudor?!) house, made in resin by the New Zealand company, 'Battle Front'. This lovely character-filled model was completed in one evening, using a mixture of dry-brushing and ink wash. I think you'll agree that the result is very charming. I'll have to get some more models in this excellent range!

  • 10 November - my French army has a new mascot ... my new little daughter, Monique Jeanne (good French name) born at 8.13pm today!!

  • 14 October - a wargaming friend, Paul Crouch, has taken some photos of my army against the backdrop of his beautiful wargames scenery. One of the photos has been placed on the home page, and here is the other one:

    French Army - photo by Paul Crouch

  • 11 October - added several more websites to the Links page. Also a few more flags and pictures have been added to some of the unit pages. And you can now even hear the sound of military drums as you browse!

  • 10 October - this site is up-loaded and launched! No champagne across the bows, though! New pages and fine-tuning of existing pages is yet to come.

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