Monday, 26 September 2011

French army in the American Revolution

Smarting from their defeat in the Seven Years War the French army went through a big shake up in the decades before the Revolution so by the time they appeared on the American scene they were a state of the art force. It would be great if one of the regiments could be recreated in France - if there are any groups out there get in touch. Similarly if you are an individual in France maybe you aren't the only one - Pedersoli do an interesting 1766 fusil - not sure if that's correct though as I am not an expert. (The artwork image by Don Troiani of the Regiment Saintonge captures the elegant efficiency that typifies the French army at the time).

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