Thanks to Clibinarium again for alerting me to these new figures from the Glory of the Sun range. His mail out says
A few new packs for the Glory of the Sun range:
GS14 French Sergeants
GS15 Dutch Musketeers Firing
GS16 Dutch Musketeers at Ready
GS17 Dutch Unarmoured Pikemen
I`ve called the last 3 packs Dutch because they were inspired by a contemporary print of the siege of Naarden in 1673, in which very wide-brimmed hats are worn by many of the troops. Although I`ve called them Dutch they could be equally well be mixed in figures from other packs or used to represent soldiers of other armies. The bigger hats somehow give them a scruffier look probably fairly typical of the time. The idea of uniformity was new at the time and I suspect most soldiers of the 1670`s would not look very smart or soldierly to us. I do have a couple of pictures of the musketeers painted by Mark Allen:
Mark Copplestone ps I am workin on the cavalry - honest!