Completed 54mm Labayen, Regiment de Dillon 1781

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    Just finished this figure from Labayen.this is a Flagbearer Officer of the Irish Brigade in French Service, Regiment de Dillon.
    Im 1779, the regiment would have had the traditional red coat ( Irish and Swiss regiments) with white collar, yellow lapels and cuffs, white vest and troussers, black felt tricorne hat with black brim.
    The flag has the Motto: " IN HOC SIGNO INVINCES" , IN THIS SIGN YOU WILL CONQUER
    A little bit of background about the regiment:


    Dillon's Regiment (French: régiment de Dillon) was first raised in Ireland in 1688 by Theobald, 7th Viscount Dillon, for theJacobite side in the Williamite War.

    As a part of the Irish Brigade, the regiment covered itself in glory at thebattle of Fontenoy in 1745, but suffered heavy losses. It was reinforced by a merger with the régiment de Lally in 1762 and with the régiment de Bulkeleyin 1775. From 1777 to 1782, the Dillon regiment fought as part of the French expeditionary force in the American Revolutionary War, capturing Grenada in 1779. It was also involved in the failedFranco-American siege of British-heldSavannah in that year.

    The Irish Brigade remained loyal to the King at the beginning of the French Revolution and this led to its dissolution in 1791. The constituent regiments lost their traditional titles and uniforms at this time. Along with the other non-Swiss foreign units, the Dillon Regiment was transferred into the regular French Army as line infantry, although always known as an Irish regiment was designated the87th Line Infantry Regiment before being dissolved as a separate entity in 1793. The second battalion had been destroyed in Saint-Domingue in 1792 and its survivors absorbed into the British Irish Brigade operating in the Caribbean. Its first battalion then became the 157th Line Infantry Regiment and the reconstituted second battalion the 158th Line Infantry Regiment. Arthur Dillon, the last colonel of the French regiment wasguillotined in 1794 during the Reign of Terror.

    I hope you enjoy the figure.
    Cheers

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  2. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Switzerland
    You've certainly brought that golden oldie to life and lovely painitng on the flag. Well done.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Thanks Huw :)
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  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Forgot to upload this one... 20180211_160208.jpg
  5. John Bowery PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nicely done and the flag is wonderful.
    Cheers
    John
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  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Thanks John
    Best regards
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  7. Oda A Fixture

    Another beautiful creation and some fascinating historical background.Well done Daniel.

    Oda.
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  8. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Daniel

    Great finish on this , like the uniform whites and the red coat.......nice flag work as well

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Daniel, you've certainly pulled out all the stops on this one, very nice clean painting, well done
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  10. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Excellent work. The flag is terrific.
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  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Thanks my friend :)
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Cheers Bob, thank you !
  13. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Thanks! :)
  14. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful work and nice painting

    Mobo
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  15. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Very nice Daniel! You are certainly on a roll! :)

    Well done,
    Ken
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  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Cheers Mobo :)
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Haha, yep, painting like a maniac these days.
    Best regards Ken
  18. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Very nice work Daniel. Well done on the flag. Lovely figure.
    Chris
  19. bucsfan21 Active Member

    Marquis Mini, Nice job on the Labayen Dillor Standard Bearer! You certainly took an old figure and made it a stellar, appealing one! Great work and thanks for sharing! Really like the standard as well. Lots of detail!

    Best of Everything, Terry Martin-member of the Atlanta Miniature Figure Society(y)
  20. Jaybo Active Member

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    United-States
    Great painting on the standard Daniel. Maybe Ivo is getting some competition.....

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