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POLL: Prettiest Uniforms in the Seven Years War?


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Arteis Inactive Member writes:

I like what Mark G. McLaughlin has to say in his web-article about French uniforms from this era (maybe from slightly before the SYW, but pertinent nevertheless):

"Give them their due, whatever else may be said about the forlorn French Army of the 18th Century, they knew how to dress for battle. Larger than the next two biggest armies on the continent combined, the French Army of the Bourbon kings inspired fear and awe in the courts of Europe. The richest and most populous European country of its day, the France of Louis XIV fielded the biggest, best-equipped and most lavishly dressed army of its era. A costumer’s dream, Louis’s soldiery competed with each to adorn themselves in the most brilliant finery and most dazzling martial attire they could coax the tailors of France to sew. Paris was already famous for its innovative and daring fashions. No better showcase for that can be found than in an army whose penchant for frippery was so extravagant that its campaigns were known by contemporaries as “The Lace Wars” (Les Guerres a Dentelle)."

You can see the remainder of Mark's article here.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Great Britain
23
10%
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France
24
11%
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Prussia
38
17%
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Austria
27
12%
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Russia
11
5%
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Sweden
12
5%
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Hanover
3
1%
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Saxony
13
6%
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Portugal
1
0%
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Netherlands
1
0%
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no opinion
18
8%
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not my period
53
24%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

John the OFM asks:

Which country had the prettiest uniforms in the Seven Years War?