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KeepYourPowderDry06 May 2020 1:08 p.m. PST

Over the course of my ECW project I have started to see a number of errors in lists of ECW Regimental coat colours. So I decided to write my own. Here's part 1 which covers Parliamentarian Regiments of Foot (not including the NMA) link

Timbo W06 May 2020 2:21 p.m. PST

Nicely done KYPD! I'd be glad to hear if you spot some coat colour errors in the BCW wiki or can suggest some additions.

Just to add to this, as far as we know the NMA all got red coats apart from the fire locks in orange tawny, but they were not necessarily all reclothed by Naseby.

KeepYourPowderDry06 May 2020 3:09 p.m. PST

Thanks Timbo – spotted one, and amended. Crawford's. Identified as one of two contenders for being "Manchester's blew coats" ar Marston Moor. The other contender Hobart's were referred to as the Norfolk redcoats four months earlier in Newark.

Yesthatphil06 May 2020 3:14 p.m. PST

Great stuff thumbs up! Really useful!

Phil

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2020 8:08 p.m. PST

Very nice! I am looking forward to the Scots update!

KeepYourPowderDry06 May 2020 11:57 p.m. PST

Thanks.

Raynman – it won't be too scintillating a read 'hodden grey, probably hodden grey, hodden grey, hodden grey, assumed hodden grey' There are a couple of exceptions to 'hodden grey'. But you'll have to wait to find those out #nospoilers

Timbo W07 May 2020 12:28 a.m. PST

😁

Steamingdave207 May 2020 10:43 a.m. PST

@KYPD38

But which "Hodden Grey" is the right Hodden Grey?

KeepYourPowderDry08 May 2020 1:36 a.m. PST

@Steamingdave2

No spoilers! ;-)

KeepYourPowderDry26 Jun 2020 1:30 a.m. PST

Found a couple of references to some of the Cheshire regiments wearing grey coats, so they've been added to my lists (and yes, Timbo I've added them to the wiki too, tidied a few others up as well).

All prescribed coat colours in all my lists now have references.

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