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Travellera07 Sep 2019 5:38 a.m. PST

Could 1745 miniatures double up for the SYW/FIW? Grateful for any comments and advice!

LtJBSz Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 8:16 a.m. PST

I don't believe that the uniform changed from 1740's through the 1750's. Changes came with the Clothing Warrant of 1768, which made some significant changes.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 8:19 a.m. PST

Depends on how much of a button counter you are, the uniform on the whole is very similar, but the way it was worn was different.
During the 45/WAS the coat was buttoned up and the belt was on the outside of the jacket.
For the SYW/FIW the coat was open showing more of the vest and the belt was on the inside of the coat.

Personally I mix the two periods for the British, but others won't.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 9:38 a.m. PST

At least the Brits had much bigger cuffs earlier on. That said, my Brits served double duty for both conflicts.

foxweasel07 Sep 2019 10:27 a.m. PST

A black tricorne and red jacket is a black tricorne and red jacket, unless you're a member of the 18th century fashion police. My SYW troops have fought Highlanders,the French and rebel colonists.

Travellera07 Sep 2019 11:48 a.m. PST

Thanks for your comments!

What manufacturer would you say are the best option for 28mm British?

foxweasel07 Sep 2019 1:02 p.m. PST

Front Rank probably.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 1:24 p.m. PST

Crann tara if you want 45, minden if you want SYW.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 3:26 p.m. PST

Sash & Saber has a new line.Mainly for FIW though.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 4:55 p.m. PST

Crann Tara and Minden are both sculpted by Richard Ansell, and are totally compatible: Two complete ranges that can be mixed and matched, including personality figures.

mildbill08 Sep 2019 5:40 a.m. PST

I only play the periods in 15mm , so I cheat and use my figures for even , gasp, AWI.

Travellera08 Sep 2019 12:20 p.m. PST

Thanks for the recommendations!

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2019 7:06 p.m. PST

Related questionódoes this mean if you had British for WSS, with buttoned up coat and belt on outside, you could conceivably use them over using SYW figures for WAS Battles?

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2019 9:10 a.m. PST

No, English/British of the WSS didn't have lapels and turnbacks. So no lace to speak of. And different gaiters.

historygamer10 Sep 2019 11:13 a.m. PST

"Could 1745 miniatures double up for the SYW/FIW? Grateful for any comments and advice!"

So yes for SYW, likely no for F&I War. Braddock modified the uniforms of his two regiments in 1755, so they did not look like what you would see fighting in Flanders. The British heavily modified their uniforms as the war progressed in North America, especially in 1758 through 1760.

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