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Nic Robson Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jan 2019 3:10 p.m. PST

Eureka miniatures are manufacturing a range of figures for the above. Having accessed photographs of re-enactors online, we were surprised to find them all carrying their muskets on the right. Can anyone confirm this is as standard practice as they would be the only army of the period to do so? Or are the re-enactors incorrectly carrying their guns?

Period illustrations are also conflicting, with some showing guns carried on the right and some on the left, most just illustrate NCO's who generally carry their muskets on the right.

Any help would be appreciated.

Mike Petro21 Jan 2019 4:15 p.m. PST

In the Marine Corps we carried left shoulder arms on all parade ground.

Route march- any shoulder comfortable, I believe Calpe shows this.
March Attack(parade ground)- left shoulder arms.
What Nations- All.

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

Prince of Essling21 Jan 2019 4:36 p.m. PST

link has pictures of privates with the muskets on the left shoulder and NCOs on the right but……you probably need to see a copy of "Instructions que S.M. a fait dresser pour regler les manoeuvres de son infanterie en 1775" – taken from "Le Regie Truppe Sardie (1773-1814)" – but no luck on the internet. It is listed as in the "Museo dei Granatieri di Roma".

evilgong Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2019 2:12 p.m. PST

in 18mm Nic?

Nic Robson Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Jan 2019 6:18 p.m. PST

Thank you both for he comments and David, the figures are 28mm


von Winterfeldt23 Jan 2019 12:09 a.m. PST

I wouldn't use re – enactor photos to answer the question in this case, I would go along with the photos Prince of Essling supplied, the NCOs carrying their musket on the right have a different musket position – here the barrel is turned inward, and the hand around the trigger guard

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