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Thursday, April 26, 2012

French Parade 18th Century

My French commander flanked by the Guard Frances

40 Regiments of Metropolitan (native French) Infantry

4 Regiments of German infantry. De Sax once said that every German in French uniform is worth three men, 1 serving ion our ranks, 1 French man freed for productive work as a civilian and 1 man taken from the ranks of our enemies.

The Swiss are an important component in any French Army.

On the Left 4 Irish Regiments and on the right two Scottish Regiment both contingents had a great fighting reputation but were important for political symbolism as well. The Irish wear red because they are loyal to the true Stewart monarch of Great Britain.

21 Regiments of French Cavalry.