Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Fusilier and Grenadier of the Sardinian Regiment La Marina 1750-1773


Unit history: First raised as militia 1701. Becomes La Marina 1714. One battalion of 10 companies after 1749. Heavily involved in the War of the Polish Succession and the War of the Austrian Succession. Commanders: 1746-1759 Antonio Faletti Compte du Morra 1759-1762 Ignace Thaon du Revel 1762-1769 Camille Compte du Richelmi

Uniform: Fusilier (left): Black tricorne, white laced edge, yellow metal button, white strap, mid-blue cockade. Blue-yellow-blue pompon on right side (out of view). Black stock. Very dark (almost Prussian) blue coat, orangey-yellow collar, lapels, cuffs, turnbacks, yellow edge to shoulder strap. No lace, yellow metal buttons. Heart patches covering hooks and eyes on turnbacks black or very dark blue. Orangey-yellow waistcoat, yellow metal buttons. Dark blue breeches, yellow metal buttons. White inner stocking. White gaiters, yellow metal buttons.

Grenadier (top): Black fur cap, yellow bag with yellow edge and yellow tassel. Black stock. Very dark (almost Prussian) blue coat, orangey-yellow collar, lapels, cuffs,
turnbacks, yellow edge to shoulder strap. No lace, yellow metal buttons. Heart patches covering hooks and eyes on turnbacks black or very dark blue. Orangey-yellow waistcoat, yellow metal buttons. Dark blue breeches, yellow metal buttons. White inner stocking. Black gaiters, yellow metal buttons.

2 comments:

Capt Bill said...

Sir David,
Thanks for the inspiration, I've decided to build a brigade of these guys. I ordered some RSM figures and can't wait to get started...Bill

David said...

Hi Bill,

Looking forward to seeing your figures - good to inspire people! :-)

All the best,

David/