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Regiment Diesbach, 1757

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by MarquisMini, Oct 29, 2021.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Hello folks,
    Calling this project complete.
    Just in time since i've got a new job and will be away from painting for a while.
    I must say i had a great time painting these chaps, lost of red try outs.
    I jave added 3 casualties from the Provence Regiment, they were first in line while Diesbach was a reserve unit.
    A little bit of background taken from Osprey :
    "The time was now 4.30pm and disaster had befallen the allies, now nothing more than a disorganised mob in flight from the battlefield. The stage was set for the Prussian cavalry to apply the coup de grace and turn the flight into a headlong rout. In this they were frustrated, however, by the four battalions of the Swiss regiments of Planta and Diesbach who formed square and fought off the pursuing Prussians. The cavalry regiments of La Reine and Bourbon-Busset on the left of the allied columns also tried to intervene and win a little respite for the fugitives but with little effect. However, the two Swiss regiments were like rocks in the swirling sea of fugitives and Prussians as they steadily carried out a fighting retreat. Frederick is said to have remarked, "What is this red brick wall that my artillery cannot manage to bring down?" and, being told it was French Swiss infantry, he silently saluted them by doffing his hat as they marched off the field with flags flying and drums beating."
    Cheers! 20211029_200036.jpg 20211029_200006.jpg 20211029_195951.jpg 20211029_195935.jpg 20211029_195920.jpg 20211029_195845.jpg
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  2. clrsgt A Fixture

    Terrific diorama. Don't know how you can paint those little fellows so well an so fast.
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  3. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Excellent diorama and very nice paintwork

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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Wow Daniel that is some painting and you have pulled it off. Absolutely superb museum quality. Well done.
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  6. MarquisMini A Fixture


    Thanks for your kind words mate!
  7. MarquisMini A Fixture


    Thanks Mobo!
  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Hey Bob, thank you so much for your comments.
    Best regards.
  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Thanks Kev , just posted on that thread :)
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  10. Jaybo Well-Known Member

    History & art married, wonderful! I have always loved the Frederick line about the Swiss.
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