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Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 5:44 a.m. PST

I'm building an ECW army, in part through eBay purchases. I've picked up several batches of baggage train and artillery guards- always wearing green coats. Is this chance, or was there a famous unit of firelocks that had a green uniform?

coopman Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 7:12 a.m. PST
Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

Aha- that could perhaps explain it- Hampdens. It has been bugging me as green is a relatively rare clothing colour and it seems an odd coincidence that I've received three lots of green-clad guard types. Not that I'm complaining…

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2017 5:37 a.m. PST

They can double up, later in the war, as the Farnham Greencoats (also Parliamentarian).

Codsticker21 Jul 2017 7:25 a.m. PST

Tillier's also wore green coats as well as (possibly) Robert Broughton's.

Lapsang26 Jul 2017 3:39 p.m. PST

If they are a Firelock Unit, perhaps they are intended to represent Captain Sandford's Firelocks – featured in an illustration within the Osprey Infantry of the Civil War Book

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jul 2017 12:22 p.m. PST

Hi Lapsang, thanks well spotted! That's a great illustration.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jul 2017 12:28 p.m. PST

Ah thanks for that! It's a lovely illustration.

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