Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thinking About Uniforms

Well I've got a bunch of figures on the way for my Stagonian army . . . and I realized that I have got to start thinking about uniforms for the vile ones.

I've long been planning for the infantry to be in an off-white. I don't like a pure white because to me it makes me think of white primer. So I'll probably go with a cream or light buttermilk sort of color.

However I realized that I've not really thought about the cavalry. So I sat down this evening and gave it some thought. I want the uniform colors to be quite distinct from those of Saxe-Bearstein (whose heavy cav is in white; whose dragoons are in buff coats; and the horse grenadiers are in red -- like the infantry).

I've therefor decided to have the heavy horse in light blue (the GNW heavies that have been substituting are in blue and I'd like something a bit distinct from them). The dragoons will, I think, be in a light gray . . . so the dismounts will be distinct from the regular foot.

The hussars, of course, will resemble rainbows (as always).


-- Jeff

9 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

I look forward to watching your forces grow. They have a noble and inspiring King to follow...
best wishes
Alan

Capt Bill said...

Sounds good, now get to work!

Prinz Geoffrey said...

look forward to seeing the army.

Der Alte Fritz said...

Black or red are particularly vile colors too.

Snickering Corpses said...

Soundsl ike a definite plan, Jeff. I like the light gray vs off-white idea in particular.

Stokes Schwartz said...

Sounds great Jeff! Can't wait to see these take shape. Have you chosen RSM95's as the figures?

Best Regards,

Stokes

abdul666 said...

A good and sound - looking forward for the results!
Now, what about some disgusting bile green somewhere?

Fitz-Badger said...

Sounds good, now we can look forward to pics of the troops (and depictions using the Tipplebruder templates?)!
I use very light gray in place of white for most of my minis, reserving the pure white for the rare case. And my Batrachians (who are not vile!) are clothed in off-white colors for most of the infantry.

abdul666 said...

Also (again for facing colors), some hues of violet and (subdued, grayish) green are 'morbid', being associated with hearses and mourning?