The fact that the gun sends it´s enemies to thier doom and it´s muzzle is black is the reason for the French gunners painting the carriage as it is and it´s "petname" name "Arlequin". The whole of the IVth cent French ordnance was nicknamed the Mesnée d'Hellequin, the household of hellequin, whose traditional colours are black and red, but the yellow and red colour scheme looked better.
|I know the Flag is a (speculative) company flag of the French Ordnance but it looked a lot more colourfull than the individual unit flags.|
Phew!!!! I almost believed my made up historical background bumpf myself ! :-D
Real fact of the matter is..I saw this one...I liked the colour scheme so much..I had to have one ;-D
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Hello to Jose from Muñequitos de goma blog . An amazing collection of largescale "toy soldiers"