Friday, 14 December 2012

WSS: Régiment de la Reine

My next French unit is the Régiment de la Reine.  The regiment's origins were in the Mazarin Français Regiment, which in 1661, was named Régiment de la Reine Mère by Louis XIV as part of a general reorganisation of the French Army. Following the death of Louis' mother in 1666, the regiment was renamed the Régiment de la Reine.  The regiment was part of the Marquis de Rosel's Corps at the Battle of Blenheim under the Marquis de Buzancois.

The regiment also fought alongside the Régiment de Languedoc in New France in the Seven Years War.  I also have this unit in my French & Indian War collection.

The figures are from Black Hat and the flag is from Warflag.