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GARS190001 Nov 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

I have some of Copplestone's excellent Chinese Warlord troops from their Back of Beyond range, and I was wondering what color I should use to paint them. I know the Chinese Army in this period generally used a light to medium grey, with some khaki in the southern regions. The Osprey on the Chinese Warlord Period seems to imply that it was a pale blueish grey. What specific paint colors do you all use to replicate the Warlord era uniform? I prefer Vallejo, but I'm open to other options.

RudyNelson01 Nov 2017 3:51 p.m. PST

Drab peasant colors. Mid-blue, tan, gray.
Sometimes the colors Sr in a unit was uniform. Other were mixed with field signs of hat or arm bands. Osprey does a book book on the era.
In the boxer rebellion era, warlord troops may have the common white patch with unit or allegiance be written on it.

Umpapa02 Nov 2017 3:45 a.m. PST

Sometimes even yellowish-khaki.

I have painted mine 20 mm (1:72 HaT WW1 British) as Mexican federales/Chinese warlord troops with the same desert yellow/khaki color .

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