Saturday, 18 August 2007

1st Russian Infantryman - Musketeer


And here is the first Russian infantryman - a musketeer. The Russians had an unusually simple standardised uniform in almost every branch of the army, with each regiment distinguished only by its regional badge. The uniform was also rather old fashioned by the standards of the Seven Years War, with a rather more generous cut as seen, for example, in the more ample skirts of the waistcoat.

2 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

I like these two Russian musketeer uniforms a lot -- particularly the 1st Russian musketeer. The lace and buttons on the cuffs really jazz these up a bit. I'll eventually use one of these templates to design a Russian-esque uniform for one of my imaginary units.

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz

David said...

Thanks, Stokes. Yes, it is rather an elegant if simple uniform, isn't it? I look forward to seeing what you do with them!

David.