The Blog post regarding the King's birthday generated some positive comments, especially on our local german forum (sweetwater-forum.de; see the Links section). Many thanks to all who took the time to post.
Our mate Don 'discovered' this beautifull Frech unit in his collection:
La Couronne Regiment (Crusader Miniatures; originally, the hat lace is silver and the cockade black)
Originally intended by him for the French and Indian War in the New World, it was quickly reassigned to the Western Front in Europe. The strong blue colour really makes the figures stand out.
As pointed out by the owner, the hat lace should be silver instead of white and the cockade black instead of blue. That really doesn't matter that much, as our gaming group does not contain any "button counters".