zondag 7 maart 2010

The French revolution (2)

While on the subject of Youtube (what would we be without it??), another filmfragment about the revolution.

Although maybe not all the uniform information is correct (eg the French regular army still existed at the 1792 Battle of Valmy and was clothed in their Bourbon white uniforms), it gives a great picture of the revolutionary period. Oh, and it is proven to all wargamers now that overhead artillery fire is possible.

As the revolution gained momentum, the heads of the Royal family were chopped off.
Here, the execution of Marie Antoinette.

3 opmerkingen:

  1. mate , terrific stuff terrific , I have posted a link to your blog on our forum if that is ok by you excellent

  2. M. le Duc,

    Perhaps you should not tell the revolutionaires of your title, non?

    I have just bought the Eureka 28mm French Revolution infantry and artillery, and am looking for rules. I have the set "Revolution to Empire" on order.

    I look forward to your blog.

    Vive la Révolution


  3. Conrad, of course you may post the link, hope you enjoy the future of the blog.
    Ed, yes, the Eureka figures are great, but still in doubt what scale it will be. But they are tempting.
    And regarding my name, maybe I will join the army of Condé to fight against those anti aristocrats.