Limber riders - SYW

Posted by Ochoin on 05 Jul 2024, 00:27

As my focus is currently on the artillery of my SYW, I'm casting a jaundiced eye over the various limber riders.

I'd painted many of these figures prior to gaining the knowledge they were usually civilians - excepting Fred.the G.'s Horse artillery?
So, many wear uniform-colour coats as I'd believed them to be artillerists.

However, this may *not* be a faux pas? I think I read that old uniform coats were sometimes passed to limber riders- especially in the Prussian army.
I have started to re-paint some limber riders in "civilian" coloured coats - various greens, browns & mid-blues.

Any criticism of the above from the SYW-cognoscenti is sought.

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