This fellow who is blowing on his match as he readies the musket to fire.
Priming with his powder flask as the 12 apostles (as the cartridges were called ) carry only the charge not the priming powder.
Firing, show from the back so you can get a look at the fine detail of buttons on the tails of the coat.
Ramming, this face came out really well in the picture, all of these faces came out really well but this one shows best on film.
Last of all we have at the ready... waiting for orders or a target. In addition to his musket each man also has a plug bayonet that doubles as a dagger and the "epee soldate" a sword that with minor changes would be carried by French line troops through the Seven Years War. These guys are all Front Rank 25mm scale figures so another 25 points. I need some officers but I want them to by in dynamic fencing or shooting pistol type poses not just pointing or exhorting the troops so if you have some suggestion I would love to hear them.
I like these fine musketeers Adam! In fact I think these are the best figures you entered to the Challenge this year. Your technique of painting faces really suits these Front Rank figures and your got clean crisp lines on the uniforms which seems to fit the period. I've been eyeing a late 17th century skirmish force for En grade and you are inching me closer to that end.