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By smacdowall, Nov 29 2020 05:10PM

The 77 year old veteran Paul-Bernard the Count of de Fontaine, commanded the Spanish Tercios against the French at Rocroi (1643). Due to his age and infirmities he had to be carried in a sedan chair but this did not prevent him from conducting a valiant defence which cost him his life.

Fresh off the painting table is my representation of the Count of Fontaine. The man himself and the sedan bearers are Warlord Games’ models of the Swedish general Lennart Torstensson who led Swedish armies in the 1640s while crippled by gout.

The bugler is from Wargames Foundry and the halberdier from 1898 Miniaturas.

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