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Author Topic: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.  (Read 18500 times)

Offline chema1986

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Petard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #180 on: September 27, 2021, 08:01:55 AM »
Hello guys,

It has been a while since last time I updated this post! In the last months I was more in a WW2 mood, and also the summer holydays kept me far from my XVII c project, but now I am back here, and now is the turn of some newbies

French Petard
Blog : https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2021/09/french-petard-xvii-c-siege-party-for.html

This unit is intended for my project "The Siege of Gerona 1684", shown previously in this blog (just tag "Gerona 1684"), although as the pétard is in a separate base, I can use it for games set in 30 Years War or English Civil War  or Franco Dutch War...

The soldiers are French, from "La Reine" regiment, present at the historical battle, I like their uniform, so finally I went for them instead of other famous regiments that assaulted the walls of Gerona after a heavy bombardment.

These guys are ready to join my previously painted armoured enfants perdús and grenadiers to storm the breach!





The miniatures are a mixture of Wargames Foundry and Dixon's Grand Alliance, both ranges are quite old, but still very nice with a lot of personality, I love both of them although  they are more in the small size compared to more recent North Star 1672 or Front Rank.

There are also minor conversions; the officer with partizan is Foundry Marlburian officer, I cut and trimmed his tricorn, and put him a broad brimmed had and plume instead, also a shoulder ribbon from Front Rank and a partizan by Bicorne miniatures.

The other conversion is a Dixon's grenadier throwing his grenade, he had originally a tricorn too, but it was cut and substituted by a informal tricorn or slouch hat.

Finally the paints are a mix of Foundry triads and Vallejo, I like to mix different shades of light grey to my units in order to break the monotony, this time I used Vallejo neutral grey for some and Citadel Rakarth Flesh+Ivory for the rest.

 I specially like the the tones of some Foundry triads like Buff Leather and Dark African Flesh, I use them a lot for creamy tones and dark browns.

















TERCIO OF DRAGOONS VALANZART
blog:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2021/09/tercio-of-dragoons-vanderpitvalensart.html

Now there is the turn of a unit I painted a while ago, but never featured here, Tercio of Valanzart I did not showed before because I misinterpreted the colors of the uniform, which should be all green, and I painted in green with blue facings because I thought that this unit later became "Dragones de Batavia", during War of Spanish Succession, and that is true... BUT during late XVII the uniform was different from the WSS so now I am thinking about repainting in green the blue parts.

The miniatures are Front Rank 28mm French dragoons from WSS but the Spaniards used in some Tercios the same cap for their Dragoons in Flanders, so I used those miniatures as I am a big fan of Front Rank miniatures.  I like to base my dragoons in individual bases and sabot bases because they usually  fought in a skirmish mode until the very end of the century.

On January 12, 1676, a Tercio of  dragoons were raised in the Netherlands by patent awarded to Niklaus Hartmann to participate in the war in Holland. The command passed the following year to Vandewin Vanderpit and in 1684 to Theodore de Valanzart, with whom the unit participated in the  League of Augsburg War.

The flag was taken from the book "Spanish Armies of the League of Augsburg War".







Cheers!!

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #181 on: September 27, 2021, 09:57:21 AM »
Nice to see you back with the pretty wars.
Up to your usual high standard.

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #182 on: September 27, 2021, 10:21:43 AM »
Wow!  Stunning paint jobs all around  :o

Love them all - inspirational stuff 👍

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #183 on: September 27, 2021, 10:29:31 AM »
Superb  8)

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #184 on: September 27, 2021, 10:55:38 AM »
Very nice!
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #185 on: September 27, 2021, 11:00:44 AM »
All of your painting is brilliant but I particularly like those dragoons.
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Offline chema1986

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #186 on: September 27, 2021, 04:17:28 PM »
Nice to see you back with the pretty wars.
Up to your usual high standard.

Many thanks mate!

Offline chema1986

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #187 on: September 27, 2021, 04:19:01 PM »
Wow!  Stunning paint jobs all around  :o

Love them all - inspirational stuff 👍

Glad you like them mate!

Superb  8)
Many thanks !!

Offline chema1986

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #188 on: September 27, 2021, 04:20:33 PM »
All of your painting is brilliant but I particularly like those dragoons.

Thanks, Front Rank miniatures are the easiest to paint, with all those chunky details :)


Very nice!

thanks!

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #189 on: September 28, 2021, 09:04:20 AM »
A superbly conducted project  :-*



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Offline DintheDin

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #190 on: September 29, 2021, 05:02:24 AM »
First rate jobs! You picked up all the details down to the smallest one of these fine sculpts!   
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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #191 on: September 29, 2021, 07:15:54 AM »
Beautifully done my friend 👍

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #192 on: September 29, 2021, 10:32:35 AM »
oh aye. top class.

Offline chema1986

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #193 on: September 29, 2021, 10:54:13 AM »
A superbly conducted project  :-*



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thanks sir!


thanks for your kind comment mate!

Beautifully done my friend 👍

Thanks ;) I will slowly expand the armies,   did you finish yours ??
First rate jobs! You picked up all the details down to the smallest one of these fine sculpts!   

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