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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2019 3:19 p.m. PST

…. were famous as riflemen. What happened to the other four battalions?

Interesting thread….

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Prince of Essling27 Jun 2019 1:09 a.m. PST

8 battalions – for where they served see British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815: 60th Regiment of Foot link

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2019 11:09 a.m. PST

Thanks!.


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Aethelflaeda was framed29 Jun 2019 5:27 a.m. PST

Iirc only the 5th were rifles with green coats . The rest were normal redcoats, but had some rifles issued to their flank companies. There were 2 more battalions raised but I am unsure if they ever saw combat or their uniform and weapons. The 7th. Bn. was raised a completely rifle equipped light battalion and saw service in North America in the War of 1812 but I believe only did garrison duty in Maine. Red coats?

A bit of research and I see that the 7/60th got a green jacket and green trousers.

dibble01 Jul 2019 7:53 a.m. PST

I posted this some years ago over on the Armchair General site.

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And here are some illustrations starting with the five units that formed the 5th/60th light Battalion:

And now an assortment of illustrations of all the battalions.

And this two-page article that was published in the May 1973 issue of Military Modelling.


Brownand11 Jul 2019 8:47 a.m. PST

Thanks.At the anglo-russian invasion of Holland in 1799, the rifle company of the 6/60th was a reinforcement added end september 1799. Which uniform would this company have worn?

dibble12 Jul 2019 1:30 p.m. PST

It would have been the same as what I posted above. The one which is with…

…the black shako with green tuft plume, black cockade with a central silver/pewter button. Cords in green and a silver/pewter shako badge (I personally think that the shako badge was removed in the field where rifle regiments were concerned)

The green jacket had silver/pewter buttons, piped red around the collar and pointed cuffs. green epaulettes and crescent tufts, red turnbacks and red piping down the front edge of the jacket button 'fly'

The breeches would be white, with dark grey gaiters and black shoes (boots).

The belt equipment and sword frog would be in buff with a powder-flask cord in green, with black leather pouches and sword scabbard.

The rifle sling would have been in buff leather too but the rife would be of a foreign make at that time.

Paul :)

Brownand13 Jul 2019 1:57 a.m. PST

Pauk, thanks for the info

42flanker13 Jul 2019 2:59 a.m. PST

Paul, is there any suggestion that the 6/60th or any other battalons adopted dark coloured pantaloons for field service, as had been seen in the last foray onto the continent 1794-9??

dibble13 Jul 2019 2:00 p.m. PST

Not what I can think of! If there is any evidence I either can't recall, overlooked, or just plain haven't read the proper sources. But I would so love to see those proper sources if they exist.

Brownand04 Aug 2019 12:46 a.m. PST

Are there any 25/28mm figures for this unit (rifle company 6/60th)?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2019 4:26 a.m. PST

Is that not just a paint job of any 95th Rifles, which most makers feature?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2019 3:25 p.m. PST

My friend Brownand… there are a lot… some examples….

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Arcane Steve05 Aug 2019 3:28 a.m. PST

Trent Miniatures produce a pack of 5/60th rifles for the 1798 Irish rebellion. I think that with a slightly different paint job, they will be fine for 6/60th. Hair style and boots being identical to picture above.

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2019 4:50 a.m. PST

That was a clever find!

They really capture that "early" look

summerfield05 Aug 2019 5:52 a.m. PST

The differences at 28mm are large enough to consider a different figure to the 95th Rifleman. Single breasted jacket. rolled wings, boots.
Stephen

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