PnM060 The Cardinal’s Guard w/Shouldered Musket



Just after Louis XIII raised his own personal guard company, “The Musketeers” he raised a second company to be the bodyguards of his most trusted Cardinal … Richelieu.
A great rivalry grew up between these two bodies of fighting men … resulting in almost ‘open-warfare’ whenever (and wherever) their separate paths crossed. One simple way to recognize each group is by their ‘casques’ (or cassocks)… the Musketeers wore blue … the Cardinal’s men adopted their master’s preference … RED!