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"WotR saddle/tack etc colour" Topic


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Last Hussar22 Jan 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

What it says in the title. What colours for the 'furniture' on the horses?

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MajorB22 Jan 2017 6:35 a.m. PST

Conceivably, any colour that you can dye or tan leather.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2017 6:48 a.m. PST

Black, dark brown and red are all shown, but any colour would be possible…

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bsrlee22 Jan 2017 7:55 a.m. PST

As posted above, leather would have been brown, black or red-brown. If you were 'posh' you could have your leather covered in cloth of just about any colour and add silver or gold coloured metal studs and decorations – like the Blackhorse doing a nose dive in the above illumination.

You may also note that the English King in the same illumination does not seem to have any fancy horse gear, but does have a gold crown riveted to his helm and carries a small shield with the English Royal Arms on it while none of the other mounted figures have any shields at all.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2017 3:17 p.m. PST

Medieval taste did veer towards the colourful. As long as you could afford it!

Warspite120 Mar 2017 12:10 p.m. PST

Any colours but avoid modern metallic paints on 'leather' as they did not exist in those days. White and yellow were the 'metals' – white represent silver and yellow represented gold.

Modern metallics can be used on the metal harness items such as studs, the more the merrier. Some could even be gilt (gold leaf).

Barry

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