Today we have the Irish (in French Service)
Been looking forward to getting these on the table - a small unit of Irish volunteers under the command of Colonel Bulkeley.
|3 bases of marksmen, including command. Figures by warrior miniatures.|
This Irish regiment was raised on June 18 1690 from Irish soldiers who had followed James II to France.
During the War of the Polish Succession, the regiment served at Kehl in 1733, then on the Moselle and the Rhine in 1734 and 1735.
During the War of the Austrian Succession, the regiment took part to the invasion of Bohemia in 1742. It followed Maillebois in his retreat towards France in 1743. From 1744 to 1748, the regiment served in Flanders.
The regiment counted only 1 battalion. (but I have fielded 3 here ... coz I can !)
When the French infantry was reorganised in 1762, the regiment incorporated the disbanded Royal Écossais Infanterie on December 21.
|Natural leather equipment, just like the French. Pleased with the way the red turned out here - flat red, black glaze, and a watered down 70929 Amarantha red highlight.|
|A regiment of marksmen to save the day ... to be sure, to be sure.|