This time around I've started a new regiment of Hanoverians and completed another French command stand. Figures are all 28mm Front Rank.
Napoleonic gamers know Hanoverian troops either as unwilling members of the French Army in the Peninsula War or as more willing but not very well trained members of Wellington's army in the 100 Days. Back in the SYW, they were a more formidable military presence and formed the bulk of His Britannic Majesty's Army in Germany. More to the point, fighting in their own turf and under their own officers they were much better troops.
Here are the first 8 members of Hanoverian Battalion 4B known by the inhaber's name in this case Marschalk until the end of 1760 and Crashaur after that. They served in all of the key campaigns and in many actions. The Hanoverian army wore red like the British army, but I've used a more classic red instead of British Scarlet. The Front Rank castings are very nice and have "germanic" looking features including moustaches, which will help me keep them straight from the British (or Swiss in the French army for that matter).
My french command stand uses the Front Rank personality figure for Charles de Rohan, Prince de Soubise. Soubise was prominent in the French army during the SYW for mostly not very good reasons. We was in command at the French and Empire's epic fail at Rossbach in 1757, yet managed to find commands up to the end of the war. He had considerable pull at Versailles including the ear of Mme. de Pompadour. He also has a cooking sauce named after him. Hopefully the model does better than his namesake! I did read of one set of SYW gamers who presented their opponents with the worst generals from each army - including a Soubise figure presented to a gamer with a French army.
Soubise is accompanied by an officer of the Cuirassiers du Roi, the only French cavalry regiment to wear breast and back plates. His uniform looks an awful lot like Napoleon's Cuirassiers, but with a hat and his coat has a much fuller cut.
Points wise that's 8 foot and 2 mounted figures for a total of 60 points, all of them counting on the BP duel.
Nice germanic redcoats and a lovely French command base, 60 points it is!
All the best Iain