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Marc the plastics fan28 May 2017 1:21 a.m. PST

I have seen a variety of conflicting pictures but nothing authoritative

I can see that senior staff officers had red, but what were the infantry colonels' shabraques please? Around 1809 – 1812 I guess as an aiming point

Some people have done them facing colours, some red, some cornflower blue. And lace – silver or gold?

Many thanks


Artilleryman28 May 2017 3:51 a.m. PST

All my sources seem to point to all regiments of infantry (including the light infantry) using a red shabraque regardless of facing colour (before the line all went red anyway).

Marc the plastics fan28 May 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

Ah ha. Ok, that is helpful. Thank you


Prince of Essling Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2017 12:45 p.m. PST

Agree Red shabraque for both line and light with Silver lace.

Marc the plastics fan28 May 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

Silver lace for all, or gold/silver by button colour?

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2017 2:47 a.m. PST

Not sure, but bear in mind that Bavarian was one of those odd countries in which silver outranked gold – eg the Leib Regt [1st Infantry] had silver lace, the Kronprinz Regt [2nd Infantry] had gold.

Prince of Essling Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2017 10:41 a.m. PST

Looking at various Peter Bunde plates, even those with brass buttons, the shabraque was edged with silver.

Marc the plastics fan29 May 2017 2:33 p.m. PST

Cool. Ok, red with silver lace it is. Amazing how in all my uniform books I don't have enough detail

But thanks all, I have finished the first colonel and 75% through the next five


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