Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Fitzjames Horse

Fitzjames Horse in French service. Minden Miniatures figures.

I had this beautiful regiment of Minden French cavalry in bearskin hats commissioned to use as a display piece for my vendor booth at wargame conventions. The figures were painted by Michael Siwek and I think that he really did a fabulous job of painting.

They are the Fitzjames horse. The "foreign" cavalry regiments in the French army of the SYW tended to wear bearskin hats rather than tricorn hats.

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The regiment of 12 figures consists of the following Minden French figure packs:

One pack of MFC-012  French Cavalry in Bearskins Command figures (3 per pack)

Three packs of MFC-013 French Cavalry in Bearskins Troopers (3 per pack)

The cavalry packs contain three figures including horses at a price of $18.00 per pack. You can order these and other Minden French army figures by clicking on the link, below, to the Fife and Drum Miniatures web store:

I use a 1:20 figure to men ratio so a 12-figure regiment equates to approximately 240 horsemen.


  1. They are amazing and look much larger than their 1/56th scale. Wonderful brushwork!

    Best Regards,


  2. Great paintjob. The horses are very disciplined. I still love the uniforms of those foreign regiments.

  3. Damn Jim, I have these waiting on my table to be painted. I cant hope to make as decent a job as these lovelies. You lucky so and so.

  4. Faces on these are so real! Fantastic painting.