Monday, 17 August 2009

Regiment de Berry

Once a reenactor always a reenactor- well maybe - and I can't help thinking of what would be interesting to recreate and also what noone else is already doing as that's sort of important. Even though there were only a handful of French troupes de terre regiments sent from France some are still unrecreated - left on the shelf 'til someone dusts them off. (Footnote: Maybe someone is doing it - this sutler is producing a Berry coat - see photo left). Maybe this one should be done somewhere. Two battalions arrived in Quebec City - the 2nd on 11 April 57 and the 3rd 24 July 57. Fought at the battle of Sainte-Foy and elsewhere.
Further reading

I guess it would look a little like this excellent Vermont-based regiment - Bearn.

I guess you're thinking what fusil would be appropriate? The M1728 would do it I reckon - available from Loyalist Arms at a reasonable price - now there's no excuse!
Note this figure is wearing the waist-belt (ceinturon) under the coat.

The excellent Duchy of Alzheim has recreated this unit in miniature - different colour uniform though - not sure why.

3 comments:

  1. Hello!

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog, and I couldn't help but post because that is a picture of me! I put together a Berry impression a few years ago with the help of the Quartermaster General. Sadly, there is no unit recreating this regiment.

    Cheers!

    Cole

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  2. Go to a website called www.whitehistoricart.com look at artwork from Bryant White, look at Native American Art and you will see a painting he did of me wearing a deBerry wiastcaot and justacorps. Yes I am Native and the de Berry uniform I bought from The Quartermaster General is seriously fantastic and goes well with my Native F&I persona. I hope you like the artwork of the White's.
    David Bad Fish Musser

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  3. PS. the name of the painting of me in the de Berry Coats Painted by Bryant White is called " Danger In The Woods".
    Okpullo nuni

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