Sunday, 16 December 2012

WSS: Régiment de Navarre

My penultimate foot unit for the French this phase is the Régiment de Navarre.  First mentioned in 1597, the regiment has a long history prior to the War of Spanish Succession (WSS) including fighting in the Nine Years War.  During the WSS it fought at the Battle of Blenheim and almost the entire regiment was taken prisoner in Blenheim village.  The small number of men who escaped capture were assembled at Nancy as the core of the reformed regiment. The regiment also fought at the Battled of Oudenarde and Malplaquet.

As before, the figures are from Black Hat and the flag is from Warflag.