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simmo2

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painting egyptian infantry
« on: June 27, 2020, 11:49:01 AM »
Sorry to trouble folks but I'm painting up some Egyptian infantry I note these figures have a bag on their left side, what colour should this be? My Osprey books and 'Googling' don't show it. Great figures though.

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Re: painting egyptian infantry
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 02:07:58 PM »
Osprey books suggest all equipment was black. As nothing else specifically mentions the bag thatís what Iíve gone with.

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Re: painting egyptian infantry
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 12:12:48 PM »
Thanks Nick, BTW what colour did you paint the stripes on your sergeants, this is assuming they are wearing a white uniform ? ....I'm also wondering about the Egyptian artillery should these be in blue uniforms as suggested by this website

https://www.ottoman-uniforms.com/1883-till-1914-army-of-egypt-mounted-troops-artillery-and-government-departments/

But I guess this depends on what particular date the army is trying to represent.

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Re: painting egyptian infantry
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 12:54:47 PM »
Given the "dirty" nature of artillery work would White Uniforms be practical ?  I would assume Blue would be much less likely to show soiling (from powder etc not gun crew having a bad morale test 😁).
Not that this is factual evidence, just an assumption on my part so sorry if it's not much help to you.

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Re: painting egyptian infantry
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 06:19:43 PM »
White for summer and blue for not summer. Officers often went blue all the time, as they had less to sweat about


martin :)