Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Infantry Regiment Hirzel
Although the Dutch provided a considerable proportion of the troops available to the "Grand Alliance", many of them were units of foreign origin, paid for and maintained by the Dutch government. Many of these units were composed of Swiss, Scots or Danes. Infantry Regiment Hirzel was one of the former. The inspiration for this unit was one of the magnificent Hall plates, available from the Pike and Shot Society. The figures are Dixons and the standards hand painted. I normally try and avoid this painstaking process if possible, but no-one produces the flags commercially that I know of, so I had to do them myself!