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