Finally, a set that I have!
The colour scheme with red and yellow is odd, but perfectly understandable, given that this is a Shell promotional set. So the guy uses Shell gas for his flame thrower - and yes, he keeps it in a wooden barrel. (If you think this concept is silly, check out 2539
, which is even weirder.)
Up side: a good generic soldier w/ crossbow + wheels + barrel + bat.
Rebuilt in black, it's a good base for a simple hand cart.