Compagnies franches de la Marine - the early years

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This is concerned with France's colonial troops in the late 17th century and early 18th century.

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Paul's Antique Arms & Armour--Armour

Ambrose Antique Guns, Antique Firearms, Guns, Firearms, Antique Weapons, Antique Arms & Antique Armor, Antique Armour--Armour

Ambrose Antique Guns, Antique Firearms, Antique Arms and Armour specializes in the sale of high quality original European and American firearms and weapons. Most items date from the 16th through the mid-19th century.

Repro French plug bayonets

Plug bayonet

French Partizan or Halberd c.1720-1750

French Partizan or Halberd c.1720-1750

French Partisan, c.1710

French Partisan, c.1710

This is a beautiful musket with all iron hardware and octagon to round barrel, with two wedding bands. The stock on this musket has been cut back to accommodate a socket bayonet, however, our production models are full stocked to the muzzle, (like the originals), and will only accept a plug bayonet, unless the customer desires to cut  the stock back themselves.  Ram rod is wood, and there are no sling swivels.

This is a beautiful musket with all iron hardware and octagon to round barrel, with two wedding bands. The stock on this musket has been cut back to accommodate a socket bayonet, however, our production models are full stocked to the muzzle, (like the originals), and will only accept a plug bayonet, unless the customer desires to cut the stock back themselves. Ram rod is wood, and there are no sling swivels.

Marine musket repro

St Remy 1697

swords final part

Swords part 4

swords part 3

sword part 2

Infantry sword at the end of the 17th century

Books

This illustration depicts a clash between Abenaki warriors and Dragoons in 1707. As the Dragoon riders came up, other hidden warriors opened fire on them from the edge of the trees in what was obviously a deliberately planned ambush. During the five‑hour running fight that followed, the Albany militiamen never succeeded in catching up with the elusive warriors, who eventually vanished – taking some scalps with them, and seemingly suffering no casualties themselves.

Raiders from New France

This illustration depicts a clash between Abenaki warriors and Dragoons in 1707. As the Dragoon riders came up, other hidden warriors opened fire on them from the edge of the trees in what was obviously a deliberately planned ambush. During the five‑hour running fight that followed, the Albany militiamen never succeeded in catching up with the elusive warriors, who eventually vanished – taking some scalps with them, and seemingly suffering no casualties themselves.

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Part 5

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Part 4

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Part 3

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Part 2

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

part 1

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Available as a facsimile reprint.

Exercices pour les Compagnies franches de la Marine. 1704

Available as a facsimile reprint.

The Bayonet in New France 1665-1760

French Arms Drill of the 18th Century: Historical Arms Series, No. 19 Houlding, J.A

Watteau's military pictures

drummers

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), Two Studies of a Soldier, One Seated, the Other Standing, ca. 1712. Red chalk, within brown ink framing lines, 5 9/16 × 5 7/16 in. (14.2 x 13.8 cm). Musée du Louvre, Department of Prints and Drawings, Paris.

Frick exhibition examines a fresh theme in the work of Jean-Antoine Watteau - Alain.R.Truong

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), The Portal of Valenciennes, ca. 1710–11 (detail). Oil on canvas 12 3/4 x 16 inches The Frick Collection;...

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), Three Studies of a Soldier and a Kneeling Man, ca. 1710. Red chalk, within brown ink framing lines, 4 13/16 × 7 11/16 in. (12.2 x 19.5 cm). École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.

Frick exhibition examines a fresh theme in the work of Jean-Antoine Watteau - Alain.R.Truong

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), The Portal of Valenciennes, ca. 1710–11 (detail). Oil on canvas 12 3/4 x 16 inches The Frick Collection;...

Antoine Watteau, (1684-1721), Three soldiers, ca 1713–1714. Red chalk, 17.3 x 19.9 cm. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Kupferstichkabinett, Sammlung der Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik Berlin. Photo: bpk / Kupferstichkabinett, SMB / Volker-H. Schneider.

Städel Museum opens comprehensive exhibition of works by Antoine Watteau - Alain.R.Truong

Antoine Watteau, (1684-1721), Standing girl with bare feet, lifting her skirt, ca 1715–1717. Red, black and white chalk on...

Pour découvrir l'exposition consacrée en 2016 à New York aux "Soldats de Watteau/Watteau's soldiers", cliquez sur cette toile !

Past Exhibition

Pour découvrir l'exposition consacrée en 2016 à New York aux "Soldats de Watteau/Watteau's soldiers", cliquez sur cette toile !

Watteau Common Soldiers

Watteau Common Soldiers

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), Three Studies of Soldiers Holding Muskets and Wearing Capes, ca. 1710. Red chalk and stump on cream paper, within black ink framing lines, 5 11/16 × 8 1/16 in. (14.5 x 20.4 cm). The Courtauld Institute Galleries, London.

Frick exhibition examines a fresh theme in the work of Jean-Antoine Watteau - Alain.R.Truong

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), The Portal of Valenciennes, ca. 1710–11 (detail). Oil on canvas 12 3/4 x 16 inches The Frick Collection;...

Jean Audran After Jean-Antoine Watteau, Soldier

Jean Audran After Jean-Antoine Watteau, Soldier

Jean Audran After Jean-Antoine Watteau, Soldier

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) - Three Studies of a Soldier, One From Behind, 1713-15

Drawing Books: Watteau's Soldiers - Artists Network

Drawing magazine reviews the book "Watteau's Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France."

Coureurs de bois

Coureur de bois costume 1

Useful images

Compagnies franches de la Marine c.1712

Compagnies franches de la Marine c.1712

N Guerard

N Guerard

French justeaucorps of c.1687 kept at the Armémuseum of Stockholm

Earl of Bath's Regiment

As I live near Bath it has come up a few times - the idea to recreate this Blue coated British regiment. It could have a dual identity as a French unit on occasions especially as French styles were pretty universal at the time and it was before standardisation in the English army. The musket would be the main difference but as this is mainly a think tank or place for ideas let's first look at the history of the unit itself. From the Tenth foot website In 1685, James II was compelled to add…

Leaders

Jacques Testard de Montigny

Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville

HERTEL DE ROUVILLE, JEAN-BAPTISTE,

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Compagnies franches de la Marine c.1712

Compagnies franches de la Marine c.1712

Wars of Louis Quatorze: French fusils for the frontier - 1690s and beyond

French fusils for the frontier - 1690s and beyond

An ideal gun for the 1690-1700s Canadian militiaman or allied native is the Tulle Fusil de Chasse - available from Loyalist Arms Another suitable fusil is the Boucanier - a very long barrelled musket often used on ships as well as on the frontier.

This illustration depicts a clash between Abenaki warriors and Dragoons in 1707. As the Dragoon riders came up, other hidden warriors opened fire on them from the edge of the trees in what was obviously a deliberately planned ambush. During the five‑hour running fight that followed, the Albany militiamen never succeeded in catching up with the elusive warriors, who eventually vanished – taking some scalps with them, and seemingly suffering no casualties themselves.

Raiders from New France

This illustration depicts a clash between Abenaki warriors and Dragoons in 1707. As the Dragoon riders came up, other hidden warriors opened fire on them from the edge of the trees in what was obviously a deliberately planned ambush. During the five‑hour running fight that followed, the Albany militiamen never succeeded in catching up with the elusive warriors, who eventually vanished – taking some scalps with them, and seemingly suffering no casualties themselves.

Canadien Raider (LeChiot) Tags: wool grey gris gray deerfield serge 1704 nouvellefrance diberville karpus tapabord niagaracanadien

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Raid on Deerfield Deerfield 1704 Abigail Nims amp Josiah Rising

Sign in to Alchetron

The 1704 Raid on Deerfield or the Deerfield Massacre occurred during Queen Annes War on February 29 when French and Native American forces under the comman

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Part 5

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Part 4

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Part 3

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Part 2

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999