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Jacobite Grenadier, 1691

This soldier is lighting a grenade taken from the bag at his waist. In a few seconds he will hurl the explosive device at the opposing soldiers.

Grenadiers often used these weapons to repel enemies attacking a breach in the wall of a fort or town. In order to throw the grenade, he needs to carry his musket slung over his shoulder - he also wears a soft cap that will not get in the way of his movement.


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