French Uniforms:French and Indian War

Discussion in 'Historical References, Literature & Media Review' started by captnenglish, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    I am looking for good references other than the Osprey title on Montclam's army for French Uniforms during the French and Indian War (on-line preferable). I have looked at some reenactors sites and gotten an idea, but would like more. Thanks in advance!
  2. renarts Active Member

    Matt, go to google images and use the search term "seven years war uniforms".
    Your cup will runneth over.
  3. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Mike, sometimes the easiest answer is too easy;)
  4. Richie A Fixture

    Hi Matt,
    Is this what you are looking for???? Could try military heritage or kronoskaf (thats were these images came from)
    french 1.jpg french 2.jpg
  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

  6. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Richie and Martin, this confirms what I thought, thank you. My problem now is that I have this bust (French Canadian born commander of Fort Duquesne)wearing a coat with facings, which as you can see according to the boxart/painting instructions should be light blue; all of my research and references show no facings on the uniform of the Compagnies franches de la marine. BTW, the bust is fantastic, the painting instructions are crap

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  7. Edorta A Fixture

    Hi Matthew. I usually go this forum when I need extra information about the wars in America during the XVIII century:

    Flintlock and tomahawk

    Compagnie Franche de la Marines du Contrecoeur Reenacting Unit

    Anyway, as Mike said, the french indian war, was the seven years war in Europe, so you can search for this reference too. At that time (1757-63) some regiments had lapels, the less, others not. Your bust is from the first class.I've scanned those images from Liliane et Fred Funcken: LÚNIFORME ET LES ARMES DES SOLDATS DE LA GUERRE EN DENTELLE.

    The last two are for another source. I hope it´s helpful.

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  8. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Thank you for reply. Yes, I am aware that the French and Indian War and the Seven Years War are the same (My education is in American History). The link to the reenactor group further confrms what I suspected, now I just have to do with those lapels. I just noticed also on the boxart, that the waistcoat is white, it should be blue. This is a great example of why figure painters should not always trust boxart/painting instructions. Thank you for the plates as well, these will come in handy for future projects
  9. marco55 Active Member

  10. captnenglish Well-Known Member

  11. marco55 Active Member

    Did you go to FIW website and click on Articles?If you do at the bottom of the page that comes up is an article on the Marines uniforms.
  12. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Yup. The problem I am having is the bust is sculpted with lapels and almost no French uniform of the F&I War period (certainly not the marines) had lapels. It is a great sculpt and I don't want to muck it up, so that is why I am thinking of the AWI. Anyway have to clear some space on my work bench and I am pretty sure Montcalm and the other bust will be closer to the top of the queue.
  13. marco55 Active Member

    Good luck Matt.
  14. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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