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Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2021 6:40 a.m. PST

Does anyone know what this was?

I've consulted a wide variety of paper and online sources but I can't find one that says what colour the intra-lace striping was the for Guards. I can find it for every line regiment going, but not the Guards and the Hamilton-Smith schematics lack the resolution to show this (if they even attempt it).

I'm painting 1/32 CTA Guards and this detail is going to be visible. Best guess is dark blue but it will be a pain to correct it afterwards if this guess is wrong.

Cheers in advance.

RittervonBek14 Feb 2021 7:01 a.m. PST

Franklin's books show plain white lace.

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2021 8:15 a.m. PST

Is it illustrated that way or specifically described?

RittervonBek14 Feb 2021 10:18 a.m. PST

Illustrated that way.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2021 11:34 a.m. PST

And in the text for all three regiments.

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2021 11:36 a.m. PST

So would that have looked like a red stripe of the jacket colour visible underneath, or just white?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2021 12:15 p.m. PST

Ian Fletcher's book on Wellington's Army also shows and states plain white lace

RittervonBek14 Feb 2021 12:21 p.m. PST
Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2021 7:38 a.m. PST

Fosten's "British Foot Guards at Waterloo. Vol 2. Uniforms of Officers and Men" specifically states plain white lace as does CE Franklin.
1st Guards single spacing bastion ended
2nd (but I know you must never call them that) paired point ended
3rd triple and pointed.

All three had significant differences in lace application of course both for Officers and ORs, when compared to line.

42flanker15 Feb 2021 7:45 a.m. PST

2nd(butIknowyoumustnevercallthemthat) (37)
coldstream (10)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2021 10:54 a.m. PST

Nulli secundus, as they say.

Funny how many reference books do talk of the Second Guards, variably qualified with a (Coldstream) addition

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