French infantry at the start of Louis XIV's reign (15 May 1643)
On 15 May of 1643 French infantry composed of 166 infantry regiments: 141 of French & 25 of foreigners. Plus 200 independent garrison companies. They totaled on paper 218,860 men.
Source: Belhomme V. Histoire de l'infanterie en France. T. 2. S. 5-10. Summary of the troops: