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Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2018 3:13 a.m. PST

Hello
the question is trouser colours for Russian Foot artillery post 1811.
I looked at Mark Conrad's Russian page, and worked out that in winter they had green trousers. But the position for summer seems unclear to me at least – either white or grey.
There was a good discussion on this in 2008, but that did not seem conclusive either:
TMP link
So maybe there is just no conclusivity, or I am misreading Mark's really useful translations.
What do you guys do – white or grey?
Cheers in advance.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2018 4:35 a.m. PST

I used white because that's what the colored plate showed decades ago when I painted a Russian army. I recently picked up some 25s, and I intend to paint those white as well.

von Winterfeldt02 Oct 2018 9:33 a.m. PST

unfortunately Le Breton isn't active any longer on this forum, another expert of the Russian army who disappeared

Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2018 12:02 p.m. PST

79thPA yes that was basically my approach, until I read that the guard foot artillery always wore white breeches, and wondered about the distinction from line units.
VW – that is a shame. Sascha had left earlier still I think. My current go to Russian expert, Greystreak, dodged the issue (for my purposes) by painting his superb 28mm Foundry Russians with green breeches. Then again that was consistent with his green breeched Jaegers, so I can't complain.

14Bore02 Oct 2018 1:19 p.m. PST

Most plates show white, all my artillerists have white. I only put my jagers in green breeches if no other reason to know their jagers.

Sho Boki02 Oct 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

White – summer, green – winter, grey – engineers, pioneers, some train and overalls for officers.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2018 3:47 p.m. PST

14Bore -- I do the exact same thing.

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