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Post by RogerC » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:35 pm

Last battalion of Saxon Guard back from the basing department. Mix of Wargames Factory/Warlord plastics and Ebor and Foundry Metals. A few more pics on the blog.

https://gapagnw.blogspot.co.uk/

ImageIMG_20171029_134920 by Roger Castle, on Flickr
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:16 pm

Very nice, Roger:-)

Pardon my Question..but Red laces for the Guard?
I am aware of White and Yellow but Red?

Both Guard Regiments were defined by different Button and lace colors.

White/Pewter for the "Deutsche Garde" Saxon Foot Guards
Yellow/Brass for the "Polnische Garde" Polish Foot Guard(not Crown Guard)

There was a mentioning of red Neck cloth by Kuhn but that is nowhere else mentioned.

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Post by RogerC » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:06 pm

I took the hat lace from the Tacitus web site.
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:17 am

RogerC wrote:I took the hat lace from the Tacitus web site.

Oh. Yes. I remember now. We had that conversation a while ago. With Dan Schorr chiming in too.

It is my believe that, as well as Tacitus website seems to be researched, the most reliable source of information on Saxons are the Saxons themselves.

But, by all means, continue with that source. No problem with that.
It's just me :wink:

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Post by RogerC » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:11 pm

Probably the only lace on the only unit where it wont match your source I guess.
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