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White uniforms 1680-1700

Post by Scrumpy » Tue May 17, 2011 10:52 pm

Which nations other than the French & the Austrians would have worn a white uniform during the 1680s onwards ?

Looking to see which armies I can morph my Louis XIV French into.

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Post by deadtorius » Thu May 19, 2011 1:56 am

not totally sure but did the Saxons wear white or am i thinking later?

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Post by nikgaukroger » Thu May 19, 2011 6:15 am

I don't think the Austrians wore white at this period ...
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Post by Scrumpy » Thu May 19, 2011 10:18 am

I was going off of the 1683 Vienna Osprey book and a link I had found that suggested a few Austrian units wore white.

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Post by nikgaukroger » Thu May 19, 2011 1:27 pm

I've got a booklet somewhere listing a whole load of uniform colours from the War of the Leagure of Auugsburg - War of the Spanish SUccession period which has "pearl grey" as a common colour. I suspect that this is more or less an off white.
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Post by flamingpig0 » Fri May 20, 2011 7:17 am

deadtorius wrote:not totally sure but did the Saxons wear white or am i thinking later?
Iirc up to the early C18th they wore red.

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Post by pippohispano » Fri May 20, 2011 4:19 pm

In the War of the Spanish Sucession, the Portuguese wore a mix of blue and "alvadio" (greyish white) uniforms.
The Regimento da Armada (Navy Regiment) had a green uniform with yellow facings.

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Post by khurasan_miniatures » Fri May 20, 2011 5:57 pm

White uniforms have so many uses!

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Post by pippohispano » Fri May 20, 2011 10:19 pm

Ahahah! That's what I allways think when I play against the Austrians!!! :D

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Post by david53 » Sat May 21, 2011 5:09 am

Army of Savoy had pearl grey, some units of the Dutch army had white, and some later ie 1699 units of the Danish army had pearl grey. I've put pearl grey here since I don't actually know but it could be close to white.

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Post by timmy1 » Sat May 21, 2011 10:37 am

Similar to the grey-white used by France, I have seen references to Coldstream Guards using pale grey on Tangiers station, some Austrians in the 1690, some Danish (buit I think they were cavalry), and possibly Bavarians.

Russian Dragoons are reported wearing white in the GNW but I have no clue when that started...

I will see if I can find more about Tangiers once I find my copy of Childs.

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