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Completed 75mm Officer of the Royal Écossais Regiment, 1740

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Hello folks,
    Just finished this converted figure from Carrano in 75mm.
    The head is from a batch of spare JMD conversion heads.
    I have added the plaque using a metal base for another figure, hanpainted the letters and decided to add a pice of cloth with the Stuart Tartan pattern hanging on a round pin.

    Little bit of background

    Royal Ecossais

    The regimental
    Colour of the Royal Ecossais
    The Royal Ecossais was raised by John Drummond in 1744 and disbanded 1763.

    Alan Breck Stewart is generally held to have been the murderer of Colin Campbell of Glenure, however, Stevenson's fictional character is more closely based upon John Roy Stewart, himself at one time an officer in the Royal Ecossais.

    Raised by John Lord Drummond of Perth with a capitulation dated 3rd December 1743 followed by a royal ordnance dated 1st August 1744. Their organisation was to be based on that of the Irish regiments ,to be made up of 11 companies of fusiliers and 1 of grenadiers each of 50 men plus officers for a total of 660 effectives. The officers and men used to form the regiment came from several different sources, firstly from Scotsmen serving in the Irish regiments, Scottish exiles living in France together with recruits smuggled out of Scotland. With an effective of 500 men and officers assembled at St.Omer, with John Lord Drummond as lieutenant colonel, (as for all Royal Regiments, the King of France was always the colonel ) although Lord Drummond wrote on the 29th December 1744 that he was missing only 10 men to complete the regiment.

    This regiment, as many other foreign regiments in tjhe French Army were not mercenaries as is often claimed, they were more often than not political or religious refugees who could not safely return to their homeland for fear of persecution.


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    BESPJL, phil_h, Lvdovicvs and 3 others like this.
  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    That is a lovely figure, well painted too. The free hand on the standard is beautifully done.
    Well done Daniel.
  4. Nap Forum Moderator


    Great result with nice addition of the better head

    As Bob says the freehand is beautifully done

    Nice presentation with the flash of tartan and groundwork

    Thanks for sharing

  5. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Daniel, your hard work has rewarded us with a lovely and unusual figure. Well done.
  6. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    A lovely piece and well painted

  7. Lvdovicvs New Member

    Very nice work, with tons of character.

    I have recently joined the forum, but I have been following your inspiring work for a long time now. Like yourself, my main area of interest are uniforms from the era of the 'Lace Wars'; I am particularly fond of the military apparel de la Maison du Roi; the royal household regiments which guarded the royal palaces and the king's person and took part in the major ceremonies of state.


  8. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Beautiful, just beautiful Daniel,

    Well done,
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Beuatifull paintwork Daniel.

  10. phil_h A Fixture

    Great job Daniel. (y)
  11. Edorta A Fixture

  12. Joe55 A Fixture

    A proud flag bearer beautifully executed Daniel(y)!


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