Saturday, 25 February 2012

40mm de Ligne 1st Battalion



This fine Walloon regiment (ie raised in the Austrian Netherlands) has made many, but not all, of the official uniform changes ordered between the WAS and the SYW. Turnbacks, trousers and vests are all white but the drummer still wears reversed colours and the officer has kept his 'rosenrot' (rose red) small clothes. Even in 1762 an eyewitness commented about a dead officer he saw at the conclusion of the seige of Schweidnitz who was wearing rose trousers and a rose 'soubise' or waitscoat. I suppose this was named after the French prince and Marshal and he must have been famous for his natty dress sense!


Pink is a tricky colour to work with as there are so many variations but I have given these chaps a vibrant shade of the colour. Who knows if it was correct but I certainly think it looks rather splendid. I'm working on the second battalion at the moment.

7 comments:

  1. A wonderful result...and colours!

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  2. They do look rather splendid Nigel.

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  3. Thanks guys. The pink is from the Foundry triad 'Shadow Pink' using the 'b' and 'c' colours.

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  4. Very nice Nigel. An impressive sight - big battalions of big figures!
    Phil

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  5. what a impressive regt Nigel,
    superb!

    cheers
    matt

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