|The regiment with full flank companies|
|Colonel H. Liamont, vicomte de Poudeux|
The uniform consisted of the traditional white coat, waistcoat, breeches and garters. The facing colour war a light pink, which appeared on the cuffs and the linings of lapels, collars, shoulder straps and on the badges on the turnbacks. At least this was the uniform according to the new regulation of 1779.
|Fusiliers and Chasseurs (left flank of the regiment)|
Of course there are other flaws that I cannot be held responsible for - or only partially: The chasseurs wore their hair tucked up (and not in a queue as the figures do), and their bayonette scabbards ought to be on the left side next to the sabre, and they did not have epaulettes, of course. Well, I could have scraped off the epaulettes, I could even have remoulded their fashion of wearing their hair. But shifting their bayonet scabbards to the other side would have been too much for me. So I left the figures as they are.
The most common hair colour in central and southern France is dark brown or black (and was more so at a time of limited mobility). So I painted my soldiers from the Loire Valley with dark brown (Van Dyke brown) hair.
The colours of the regiment were the traditional of one per batallion. The first batallion carried the King's Colours, a white cross on a white field, the second batallion the regimental colours, showing the white cross and coloured quarters, in this case blue-orange-green-red. The tassels repeat these colours. By the way, the flags are my usual do-it-yourself product, using steel rod, wine bottle metal covers, and heads by Front Rank.
|The King's Colours|