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oldjarhead119 Apr 2017 8:55 a.m. PST

I have just received my OG 15's Chinese regulars in the westernized uniform. The only illustration I have is the one in the Osprey Boxer Rebellion. Can any one tell me if any other colors than blue were used, or are only the shoulder boards changed. Any help would be most appreciated.

DinOfBattle219 Apr 2017 11:04 a.m. PST

Well, I just made up some additional uniforms. I'm not sure anybody knows exactly what was worn and most gamers won't care.

Link to some of my figures:


Battle with Chinese Regulars:


badwargamer19 Apr 2017 1:35 p.m. PST

I can recommend the Foundry book 'Armies of the Nineteenth Century: Asia book 2:China, by Ian Heath. This pulls together so much great info. If you can find a copy, it's worth it.
Some points mentioned regarding your query:-
Wears a dark blue jacket with traditional white ID disks on front and back, plus white or dark blue trousers.
French prints show a blue-grey jacket and trousers. The jacket has a red collar, shoulder-flaps, and cuff band, with yellow rather than white ID disks. With brown boots of white stockings and Chinese slippers,
1900 description states they were usually blue or black in colour, with red and yellow facings.

Hope this helps….mainly blue seems to be the theme!

Prince Alberts Revenge19 Apr 2017 2:41 p.m. PST

Most depictions I have seen indicate blue and anything from pale to dark blue for the tunic and trousers. Tobacco cards from that era show dark blue tunics also matched with pale blue trousers, yellow vests and green turbans. The ID disk is mostly white but have seen yellow also. I have also seen red, green and yellow from period illustrations…but these appear less common. I don't think you can go wrong with the above colors.

oldjarhead119 Apr 2017 4:21 p.m. PST

Thank you all for you help

Prince Alberts Revenge19 Apr 2017 5:32 p.m. PST

Oldjarhead, my apologies. I didn't properly read your question. I thought you were requesting information on the older imperial uniforms. Looking at some of my books, I see illustrations of Chinese westernized uniforms circa 1910 in khaki uniforms. Additionally, some photographs of Chinese soldiers in a uniform color that looks lighter than your typical dark blue (hard to tell from a B&W photo).

mghFond19 Apr 2017 10:11 p.m. PST

Totally agree with badwargamer, that is an excellent book!

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2017 6:15 a.m. PST

Oldjarhead1, Are you referring to the Chinese Regt loyal to the western powers or imperial Chinese regiments in western dress loyal to China?




oldjarhead120 Apr 2017 7:04 a.m. PST

@SgtGuiness, I was refering to the regiments loyal to China. I already painted the Wei Hai Wei unit.

Smokey Roan20 Apr 2017 10:32 a.m. PST

GREAT stuff! They look great!

You also need Kansus, who were pretty colorful, I hear tell.

Smokey Roan20 Apr 2017 10:32 a.m. PST

DinofBattle2, you need terrain! Build!

Never mind, I saw your blog. NICE buildings!

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