Soldiering at Home
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.