Sunday, 10 January 2010

Frundsberg Militia (French Revolution era)

The uniform of the Frundsberg militia is quite different from that of the line infantry with grey coats with yellow cuffs. The collars and turnbacks differ by district enabling the units to be readily identified. The rest of the uniform is based on whatever stocks are available, but by the Revolution era they had standardised on a plain black bicorne with a green tuft and white breeches with dark grey gaiters.
No flags are officially permitted.


A J said...

A nice band of cannon fodder - er, troops there. When it says "No flags are officially permitted" - what about unofficially? Local loyalties and pride in the local unit could lead to an award of colors by some patriotic group.

Fitz-Badger said...

Good work, militia troops can sometimes come in handy.