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Last Hussar18 Jan 2019 9:13 p.m. PST

I've got it in my head that an AdC would usually come from a cavalry rgt, and continue with that uniform.

Am I talking rubbish?

Last Hussar18 Jan 2019 9:13 p.m. PST

I've got it in my head that an AdC would usually come from a cavalry rgt, and continue with that uniform.

Am I talking rubbish?

Last Hussar18 Jan 2019 9:13 p.m. PST

I've got it in my head that an AdC would usually come from a cavalry rgt, and continue with that uniform.

Am I talking rubbish?

von Winterfeldt19 Jan 2019 12:17 a.m. PST

For what army?
In the French army they could come from all weapon branches and would wear a ADC uniform with brassard – or a special one.

Artilleryman19 Jan 2019 4:03 a.m. PST

It depends on the Army. Many had a special uniform for ADCs such as the French and the British. Some armies simply added a special feature to the existing uniform such as aiguilettes. However, just to confuse things, officers in armies with special uniforms might just wear their ordinary uniform. You need to study each army in turn.

Finally, I would say that ADCs could come from all arms, not just the cavalry.

Steamingdave219 Jan 2019 4:15 a.m. PST

@ Last Hussar: "Am I talking rubbish". Yes, but don't let it worry you, most of us do.
I think von Winterfeldt is correct re the French. I certainly have sone ADC figures from AB which have a very plain uniform, with the brassard on the arm.
In Wellington's army the aides were often from prestigious infantry regiments, particularly the Guards. I assume they wore their regimental uniform. Some info here:

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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2019 5:55 a.m. PST

With the French it depends, and usually on the status of the C.O. As you von Winterfeldt says, commonly drawn from line regiments--cavalry most often--and continuing to wear their previous uniform or a standard ADC one. But the greater the prestige of the officer they served, the more likely he was to invent his own ADC uniform. Same thing applies to his troop or squadron of guides.

A fun topic for research, and a great excuse for buying plastic light cavalry kits in 28mm!

Lord Hill19 Jan 2019 7:41 a.m. PST

British ADC's had a standard uniform but epaulettes on right shoulder signified ADC to cavalry general, left shoulder to infantry general and both shoulders to commander (or something like that, could be other way round!)

Last Hussar19 Jan 2019 2:09 p.m. PST

Cheers – Google and Bing seems light on the subject.
French now, (Obviously – always have to have the French!)
then Austrians
Not sure if will move into British or Russians after that
The which ever one I didn't do out of those two.

Prince of Essling19 Jan 2019 3:50 p.m. PST

Various French ADCs.
Rigo planches:

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From Figurines magazine;
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Loads more at: link

Prince of Essling19 Jan 2019 5:01 p.m. PST

Austrian ADC to the Emperor 1809?-1815 (at top left)

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Camcleod19 Jan 2019 5:04 p.m. PST

Gallica has a book of plates of various Aides:

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Last Hussar20 Jan 2019 4:10 p.m. PST

Some good links here. Thanks.

I'm going to do some pretty uniforms, but mostly the all blue jobbies for the French. One I will do is 8th hussars, which is the avatar I use for this screen name where I can.

freecloud21 Jan 2019 5:32 a.m. PST

I just use spare figures. Count yourselves lucky you don't play SYW where you have to paint the mistresses!

Last Hussar21 Jan 2019 1:03 p.m. PST

For WSS I keep her in the carriage!

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