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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2020 10:29 p.m. PST

"The light company of the 49th Regiment of Foot was part of the 2nd Light Battalion formed in North America by General Howe's order of 14th May 1776. The other companies came from eight other regiments. They kept the uniform of their parent regiments, so we find a number of different facing colours within the battalion: buff (40th and 52nd ), white (43rd), deep yellow (44th), deep green (45th and 63rd), full green (49th), dark green (55th), and black (64th)…."

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Armand

Garde de Paris18 Jun 2020 8:50 a.m. PST

Thanks Tango. Great pictures.

To the general UK gamers out there, can you tell me the difference between Deep Green; Full Green; and Dark Green?

The picture of the sergeant and private man above would my my choice for Full Green – sort of like the Royal Blue of the Blue family. But I can't differentiate between dark and deep green.

GdeP

Bill N18 Jun 2020 9:57 a.m. PST

Nice.

42flanker18 Jun 2020 1:41 p.m. PST

I feel his pal might have mentioned red waistcoats as well as black belts

It is intriguing how the story of the 'Paoli massacre' and the defiant red feather endures despite several stakes throug its heart. It'd a good tale that won't lie down.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2020 3:14 p.m. PST

Happy you like them boys!. (smile)

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Armand

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