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Clays Russians21 Aug 2019 1:58 p.m. PST

Ok, that goofy fireman hat waffle fronted monstrosity that was the grenadier helmet,hat,wind catcher thing-a-ma-jig, apparently did not survive very long with service in the field. In representing russia's Grenadiers, (not the observation corps), what would be the best option? Did they procure hats with white lace like the foot? Or did the practice of adding the front plate to a fatigue hat, to remake a facsimile of the 39 model mitre prevail? I love Russians, it will be my third army for Maurice next spring…. advice?

von Schwartz21 Aug 2019 5:13 p.m. PST

Once again my friend, if you have not visited Kronoskaf, Project Seven Years War, I highly recommend it. Its online at that address and the price is reasonable, IT'S FREEE!!!!!!! Check it out, lots of really good info, with color plates, battle accounts with full OOBs, unit histories, and accounts of the battles the unit took part in.

Clays Russians22 Aug 2019 9:38 a.m. PST

Oh yeah, I go there almost every single day, from reading the grenadier description I'm almost lead to believe those goofy things were sh*t canned almost immediately. I've read from the page that the plates were pulled off and sewn onto makeshift proper mitres, or resorted to fatigue caps and/or standard white laced tricornes. I absolutely hate those awful ugly things. But lately I may not even have an issue with this because I'm ordering the GNW reference book from amazon. I enjoy WSS as well and think GNW might be a nice Maurice extension. Are you going to the show in sept? It's a 300 mile drive for me but obviously all the cool cats live down and over the peninsula side of Florida.

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