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Regiment la Marck
Regiment la Marck
 

The Regiment la Marck was one of the German regiments in French service, and was initially raised in 1682. King Louis paid them and furnished them with clothing, arms and ammunition. German regiments generally wore lightish-blue coats, but were otherwise armed and equipped as French infantry.

La Marck standard bearer from Mollo's book My source for painting these figures was the illustration in John Mollo's Uniforms of the Seven Years War 1756-63, which you can see here.

I especially liked the combination of yellow and light-blue, which makes a nice contrast against the other colours in my army so far.

The drummer is wearing a white coat with black and white chequered lace.

If you look closely at the back rank in the top photo, you'll notice Grenadier Hans Gruber is building up some Dutch courage just before the battle!

The flag is a reworked image from the Nec Pluribus Impar website. I reduced the width of the chequered border to make it more like that shown in the Mollo illustration. The image below is an earlier attempt I made at doing this flag, so is not the same as that in the photos above.

Flag of the Regiment la Marck

 

 
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