Sunday, 3 February 2008

British Infantry Uniform, Early SYW, Type 1


This is a generic British infantry uniform of the early SYW. I call it Type 1 because there were 2 major variations in the general style of the uniform - this type with the false horizontal pockets and one which I shall call Type 2 with a vertical arrow-like pattern false pocket. The basic uniform was brick red for other ranks (scarlet for officers) and regiments were distinguished by lapels, turnbacks and cuffs in the regimental colour and also by a coloured tape or lace unique to each regiment which appeared on the cuffs, edges of the lapels, etc.. At this scale it is not possible to represent the individual patterns of the tape; I leave an attempt at doing that to those who use the templates, if they so wish!

9 comments:

Fitz-Badger said...

Timely for me...
Thanks! :-)

David said...

My pleasure, FB! :-)

David.

Herzog Ignaz said...

Just what the nefarious Prinz Friedrich ordered!

Vielen Dank!

abdul666 said...

Already 2
uses in less than 24h!


Warmest thanks from the 'tricorn' community, specially the 'fictitious' part!

Jean-Louis

Fitz-Badger said...

Now I'm going to have to get on it and color some up for posting!

Any plans for doing other British of the period, such as dragoons, dragoon guards, grenadiers, or horse grenadiers?

Also, does anyone know what the furry bag carried on the back of the infantry is for (and what fur was used)? just curious :-)

David said...

Yes, get on with it, FB! ;-)

Oh, yes, lots of plans for those; it just takes time!

Do you mean the cow-hide duffel bag or goatskin knapsack in which the soldier carried his personal possessions?

HTH

David.

David said...

Thanks, Jean-Louis and Herzog Ignaz! :-)

David.

Fitz-Badger said...

It's a rather furry-looking sack (on my Foundry minis). I guess that could be goat or cowhide.

Thanks!

abdul666 said...

This new template proves extremely popular - probably because of the extra lace on the cuffs and lower sleeves, the additional piping... that make it specially glamorous.

Compliments,
Jean-Louis