Monday, 12 November 2012

New Generic French Infantry Template

I was never very happy with the first generic French infantry template I did. It was crude and anatomically rather odd - looking much as if the man was overweight and somewhat slumped! So here's an improved version looking rather more upright, slim and soldierly... His tricorne is also improved.

I shall eventually redo all the French uniforms for Quebec that were previously based on the poor first template, with all the appropriate pocket and cuff variations.

I've now added the template coloured (and slightly modified) to represent the French infantry regiment La Sarre, one of the Quebec regiments whose flags I have already posted on the blog.

First raised 1651, the 2 battalion infantry regiment La Sarre supplied its 2nd battalion for the war in Canada. It arrived in 1756 as part of the convoy carrying the new commander Montcalm. It was at the capture of Oswego 1756; the capture of Fort William Henry 1757; the French victory of Ticonderoga 1758; the siege of Quebec and battles of Montmorency and the Plains of Abraham; elements surrendered at Fort Niagara 1759; it was at the French victory of Sainte Foy and the siege of Quebec 1760; and finally it was on the retreat to and at the surrender at Montreal 8th September 1760. Only the ordonnance flag was carried in Canada and was burned before the surrender at Montreal.

Also now added below the French Infantry Regiment Guyenne, another Quebec regiment.


Bluebear Jeff said...

I like it, sir.

-- Jeff

David said...

Thanks, Jeff. :-)

Hope you're feeling a bit better and managing to have a bit of fun with the wargaming and other things in life too.



Ray Rousell said...

Very nice David!

David said...

Thanks, Ray. :-)



Capt Bill said...

Excellent as usual, can't wait to see the Minden flags!

David said...

Thanks, Bill. :-)

Hope to do a few of the Minden flags soon...

All the best,


Foss1066 said...

Very clean and easy to "read". I am particularly fond of this colour combination, so may be swayed a bit.


David said...

Thanks, Thomas. :-)

Sorry haven't yet replied to your email from some time ago - as you can see from the paucity of recent entries on the blog, "real life" has rather got in the way. Anyway, I do intend to reply to your email as soon as I can.

Hope all's going well.



Paintpig Dave said...

Lovely work as usual David, Minden flags sounds interesting!

David said...

Thanks, Dave.

Will get there eventually on the Minden flags...



Darcy Jones said...

Hi David,

I have a request for something that I'm hoping you can do :)

My email is

Please get in touch me with,


Darcy :D

Moshe Malyevshevsky said...

Sorry to have bothered you all!