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French captain pirates (3 miniatures)

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François NAU nicknamed l'Ollonais
He was first employed as a regular mariner, but after some time he began attacking Spanish vessels in the Caribbean. His base of operations was the Isle of Tortuga. With a fleet fitted out and manned at Tortuga he was also able to capture and plunder the cities of Maracaibo and Gibraltar in 1666. In May 1667 he left the Isle of Tortuga on board his vessel Saint-Jean, a ship that he ahd taken at Maracaibo. He plundered the harbour city Puerto de Cavallo and the town of San Pedro.

After having captured a Spanish ship in the neighbourhood of the coast of Yucatan his fleet split up. L'Ollonais left with his ship, but at the Isles De las Pertas his ship ran aground. After several futile attempts to get it afloat again they made a long-boat and part of the crew left with L'Ollonais. He reached the river of Nicaragua where he and some of his crew were captured by Indians and eat.

Moïse Vauquelin
He was part of a fleet fitted out and manned at Tortuga under the command of the buccaneer L'Ollonais.
He was captain of a ship captured at Puerto de Cavallo, (probably) left together with Pierre le Picard. Vauquelin sailed (in 1668) for the town Veraguas on the coast of Costa Rica. The town was captured and plundered by him. Afterwards Vauquelin made an attempt to capture the town of Nata nearby. He did not succeed this time.
Not long after this, he lost his ship. He embarked on board a privateer from France, commanded by Chevalier du Plessis, in 1668. After the death of its captain in the same year he was elected captain. Near the port of Havana he took a rich prize that was loaded with Cacao. In 1670, at the request of the Vice-Admiral of France Jean d'Estrées, he wrote an account of the coasts of Honduras and Yucatan.

Pierre Le Picard
He was part of a fleet fitted out and manned at Tortuga under the command of the buccaneer L'Ollonais.
In 1669 he was a guide for Henry Morgan's fleet at Maracaibo. Afterwards he was part of the expedition to Panama. During this expedition he commanded the vessel Saint-Pierre, of 10 guns and 90 men.
We hear of him again in 1682 when the Governor of Jamaica mentions him as the Captain of a small vessel, cruising along the coasts of the Island of Jamaica and disturbing the trade between the English and the Spanish.
Sometime during the first half of 1685 he was part of a fleet of French buccaneers that crossed the Isthmus of Panama on their way to the South Sea. They sacked Guayaquil in May 1687 and in the same year Picard leaves the South Sea and retuns to the Caribbean waters. He attacks and plunders the city of Segovia. In 1688 he retires to Acadie.
In 1689 and 1690, during King William's War, Picard commands some small ships. In 1690 he attacks an English colony at Rhode Island, but he is forced to abandon the attack with heavy losses.

Painted by : Olivier Herblot

Graphic Designer : Belisama miniatures
Sculptor : Luc Trichet

Stock=75% In stock

Reference : BP01

Price : 6€

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