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God wills it Inactive Member07 Aug 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

Just finishing some french old guard and left the gaitors till last and now that they are almost finished Im finding the black gaitors with a generally white/blue uniform quite pleasing to the eye.

I think black gaitors are for winter and white for summer?
but wondering is it likely to bother me if I was to play a battle where they would of been white and mine are painted black….its not as if they are the wrong colour entirely.

Though white gaitors look effective as well.

Wargamorium07 Aug 2017 7:05 a.m. PST


Darrell B D Day07 Aug 2017 8:34 a.m. PST

And do you wear Crocs with your gaitors?

rmaker07 Aug 2017 9:31 a.m. PST


spontoon07 Aug 2017 2:40 p.m. PST


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 1:57 a.m. PST

Crocs with your gaitors…..boom boom.

Now that is not bad at all………best pun of the week

Personal logo Ooh Rah Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 10:05 p.m. PST

To my eye, white gaiters with white trousers is too much white. I like the contrast between black gaiters and white trousers. Purely subjective, but it looks better to me. I actually use charcoal for gaiters and black for the shoes, again for contrast.

God wills it Inactive Member09 Aug 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

The more I look at the white trousers and black GAITERS the more I like them, I think youre right with it them being too white….. plus it saves a bit of painting.

Widowson10 Aug 2017 12:46 p.m. PST

I use white for only Old Guard:
Grenadiers and Foot Artillery.

Garde de Paris19 Aug 2017 9:05 a.m. PST

For my French Napoleonics in 28-30 MM in the Peninsula, I like "charcoal" gaiters to above the knee when in dress uniform. (I do NOT do Guard units, which I would prefer to see with white gaiters.)

For Victrix French, I mix off-white overalls with black, charcoal, mid-gray and light gray gaiters. I often like the dark brown local Spanish wool overalls, over the above variations. The Peninsular War provides endless variations!


4th Cuirassier25 Aug 2017 5:00 a.m. PST

Agree with Ooh Rah – the shoes were leather and the gaiters were cloth so they should be different colours.

I thought white gaiters were only for full dress? They'd get filthy up the ankles within 100 yards of marching.

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