dinsdag 22 november 2016

Ca-Ira will disappear

As I don't have time to host two blogs ( www.aldegarde.blogspot.nl  and this Ca-Ira site) I will combine these two.
When the information will be transferred (and info will be added) to the Alde Garde blog, this blog will be closed.

maandag 16 mei 2016

Small step for mankind, big one for me

Maybe a strange title, but underneath is the first (although small) unit of French Revolutionary figures I have finished; and even a Dutch one.
May I present to you; in 28mm: the Löwenstein-Wertheim jäger unit; from 1794 part of the Dutch army.

Pictures of the Dutch Military museum give the following info:

The "Jassenboekje" gives the following uniform and the grey with green facings I have followed in my painted models. The officers had an orange sash in honour of the ruling house of Orange.  

According to Gouvel,; Les Corps de troupe de l'emigration Francaise, they had a grey coat with green facing but mention a hat with one side (the left) up, a kind of Corsenhut which more emigré units had. I liked the helmet which show their Bavarian heritage as the helmet is the same as the Rumford helmet, the Bavarians wore at this time.


Just a small remark: on the seperate "Figures" page, I have started with information about figures and manufacturers of FR Figures.

If you have any additions, remarks etc, please let me know.


zaterdag 16 januari 2016

Trent Irish

Trent has added an Irish mounted leader.
In total there are now 5 packs/individuals in the Irish range by Trent

Revolutionary books- series Les Batailles Oubliées

Mont-St Jean 6-7 juillet 1794
A new (the fifth) revolutionary book in the series Les Batailles Oublies by Historic'one Editions just appeared.
A battle which took place at the same region where almost 21 years later the battle of Waterloo was fought.
As the other four, this book is also in French but although my French isn't my strongest language I will manage to wade through.What I have seen up to now of the content I like it.

For some who like the Egyptian campaign of 1799/1800, there are two books of earlier date about this campaign.

dinsdag 24 november 2015


I have added a new page regarding books about the French Revolutionary period.
Will add all the books I know about this period.

Swedish and Russian figures for the Revolutionary period

Great War Miniatures ave released some figures for the Russo-Swedish War  of 1788-1790. Although up to now only a small batch; consisiting of 3 packs of Russian Infantry (command-infantry-grenadiers) in their impressive Potemkin uniform and 2 packs of Swedish troops (command-infantry) in their top hats, it would be great if this range was expanded.
The Russians are alos usable for the Russo -Turkish war of the same period were also Austrian troops could be used.
Some pictures of the range from the Nort Star site: