The regiment was raised in Piémont in 1630 and transferred into the French service on May 16 1635 under Commander de Souvre. On March 20 1647, Anne d'Autriche purchased the regiment for her second son, Philippe d'Anjou. On April 20 1660, at the death of Gaston d'Orléans, he took the name of Orléans and his regiment was renamed accordingly. The regiment was disbanded on April 18 1661 but raised anew on December 7 1665 for the duc d'Orléans.
The figures are from Black Hat, painted by Roger and based by me. The flags are from Maverick Models.