Infantry of the Sun King
An army is also a symbol of their king, his prestige and majesty so it's only right that the King Louis' own army will be the most powerful within Europe to represent him as the most powerful king. His men will deliver the Spanish throne to him, no matter how many 'puny' countries band together to stop him.
Within this boxed set you will find all the parts necessary to recreate many of the units that fought to support the claim of Louis XIV. Each box is designed to allow you to create a 24 strong battalion consisting of 20 rank and file, two standard bearers, one drummer and one officer. The variety of heads allows you to re-create each nationality as well as allowing you to personalise your army and make each unit unique. The drummer has a mitre head or a tricorne, depending on the nationality of the regiment you are creating, whilst the Officer may have a sash to the side or front. He also has a choice of sword or pistol to lead his men against the Holy Roman Empire and their dastardly allies.
You will also find enclosed a selection of colours carried by King Louis' fores and his allies. Presented here are two French line regimental colours, one Bavarian regimental colour, and one colour of the "Wild Geese," Irish regiments in French service. Also included are the colours of the French Guards.
Also provided are head options, pouches and belly boxes to allow you to create a separate company of grenadiers to replace the line infantry. The headgear worn by the grenadiers often varied between nationalities, and sometimes between regiments, but those included here represent the most commonly used.
- 24 plastic Allied Infantry:
- 20 musketeers (options to build four grenadiers).
- 4 command figures: officer, drummer and two ensigns.
- 4-page background and assembly guide including eight full-colour flags.
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted