Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Trooper of the French Gendarmes Ecossais Du Roi 1750s



Uniform and unit details to follow.

6 comments:

abdul666 said...

The Funcken have such a Gendarme in campaign dress with breast- and backplate. Sounds logical for the heirs of the Compagnies d'Ordonnance superheavy 'Gens d'Arme', with the bulk of French cavalry, including the Cuirassiers du Roi, deemed by contrast 'cavalerie legere'. Do you have any confirmation?

regards,
Jean-Louis

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hello there David,

I think red is my favorite uniform color of all time! Especially on cavalry. Your Sardinian Garde du Corps is wonderful (as I mentiopned last week), but these English and Scottish cavalry come in a very close second. What's next? By the way, you new policy of providing the template and a colored version of each historical uniform was a good decision. The real uniform for those who are after that and a great template for "imaginationistes" who want to apply their own ahistorical colors. Brillint!

Best Regards,

Stokes

David said...

Hi Jean-Louis,

I have come across the odd reference to the gendarmes wearing armour (under their coats). I'll try to find them again...

All the best,

David.

David said...

Hi Stokes,

Thanks - yes, I agree. Red is probably my favourite too. I suspect it may go back for me to childhood and pictures of the British Guards regiments Trooping The Colour etc., as well as model soldiers with their bright shiny red tunics. (I remember being a bit disappointed when I first saw uniforms in museums and discovered they were made of cloth and not some shiny glossy seamless material!) :-)

I'm glad you like the new colour and b/w template approach - it helps encourage me to carry on spending the time to do it.

All the best,

David.

Capt Bill said...

We really do appreciate all the extra work that goes into coloring the plates. Thanks!

David said...

Thanks, Bill. :-)

All the best,

David.