With the death of the last male member of the Bouillon-Cantinat line in 1969, discovered amongst the treasures bequeathed to the La Bibliothèque Nationale de la Lorraine were the hitherto unpublished Memoirs of His Excellency, the 10th Marquis de Sangfroid, Comte de Roue and the Prince Ecclesiastical of the Bishopric of St. Vignobles (1711- 1788).
La Bibliothèque Nationale de la Lorraine has graciously given permission for selected portions of the manuscript to be made available here to the general public for the first time. These form a valuable insight into both the history of the War of the Austrian Succession fought from 1743 to 1748, as well as to the role played in the said struggle by the Marquis de Sangfroid and of his regiment, the Regt. De St. Vignobles.
They also show just what kind of nonsense a wargamer with an interest in the 18th C. can get up to when given some 28mm miniatures, a good set of rules (currently Koenig Krieg), and too much time on his hands!