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Mooseworks815 Jun 2009 8:23 a.m. PST

In reference to Koenig Krieg. Do those of you that play this system, have matching uniforms for the entire brigade, or do you match your regiments or does each battalion have it's own uniform pattern? Do the rules require that units match?

From what historical references I've read that uniform design was so varied that individual battalions within the same regiment had different uniform colors.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2009 9:36 a.m. PST

Varies from army to army, but certainly within most armies regiments had very individual uniforms – most of my SYW troops are Prussian, Austrian, British and French, and in none of these cases did individual regiments or battalions have uniforms that matched others, except by sheer blind luck – for the Prussians, about the only thing that was consistent was that the infantry had a Prussian blue coat – and black shoes – pretty much everything else was up for grabs, including small clothes – German regiments in Austrian service often only differed by collar and cuff facings, but they certainly did differ on these

RudyNelson15 Jun 2009 10:54 a.m. PST

A great system from the 1980s. Always has been one of my favorites for that era.

kevin smoot15 Jun 2009 11:10 a.m. PST

depends on the army. i match my regiments (2bns painted identical)for my Prussians, Austrians, and French. Russians pretty much all look the same, my british brigade has all diferent looking units

Guthroth15 Jun 2009 1:56 p.m. PST

I agree with Kevin.

Prussian, Austrian and French regular infantry should be painted in pairs, but many of the smaller armies operated with single battalion regiments so could be a virtual kaleidascope.

Russians are just about all identical anyway.

Stavka15 Jun 2009 2:58 p.m. PST

It depends on the army and campaign. Some French brigades could consist of up to four identically uniformed battalions.

Why not look at some historical organizations, and then research what uniforms were worn by the regiments concerned?

I went "semi-historical", with a French order of battle very closely based on the second line at Dettingen in 1743 (with a certain measure of of artistic licence added 'cos it's my army!).

link

marquissangfroid.blogspot.com

My Pragmatic Army is to be more generic, but the composition of each brigade is historical.

link

Jeff of SaxeBearstein15 Jun 2009 4:45 p.m. PST

If you're looking for a way to easily determine which battalion is in which brigade, I have a solution that works well and which most opponents never even notice.

If I have permanent brigades, I will paint the flagstaffs the same color within the brigade. I will then have the "red" brigade, "black" brigade, "yellow" brigade . . . and so forth. It works well.


-- Jeff

Blake Walker15 Jun 2009 4:49 p.m. PST

I painted my French Battalions two to a regiment with matching colors and flags using the SYW Project. I also got information for individual British and Hannoverian Line Battalions and painted them with individually matching facing colors for each battalion (i.e., the French were easier to paint). However, I've also got some German and Swiss Line units that served in the French army (both those them are paired as two battalion line regiments). But both battalions in a regiment have the same facing and uniform colors.

Mooseworks816 Jun 2009 6:39 a.m. PST

If you're looking for a way to easily determine which battalion is in which brigade, I have a solution that works well and which most opponents never even notice.

If I have permanent brigades, I will paint the flagstaffs the same color within the brigade. I will then have the "red" brigade, "black" brigade, "yellow" brigade . . . and so forth. It works well.

-- Jeff


My Lord from Saxe-Bearstein has hit the nail on the head.

Thanks Jeff!

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