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Volontaires Etrangers de Clermont-Prince

Volontaires Etrangeres de Clermont-Prince

These light troops wear an odd type of helmet, called a "schomberg". This makes quite an interesting change from the tricornes mainly worn by soldiers of this period.

According to my references, the Clermont-Prince's coats were coloured "ventre de biche". A request to French-speakers revealed this to translate as "doe's belly". I was told this colour is a kind of light pinkish white, so that is what I used to painted my troops' coats. However, I found out later that pinkish-white is incorrect - it should be a shade of ochre. I guess in time I'll repaint my Volontaires ... let's say for now that their coats are very faded!

I particularly like Front Rank's officer figure, with his voluminous frock-coat contrasting with his strange helmet, and wielding his sharp-looking sword.

Volontaires Etrangeres de Clermont-Prince

 

 
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