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Napoleonic Era Discuss the many wars fought around the globe around the time of Napoleon. This forum is dedicated to the memory of Ben Weider and our late friend and long time ACG Staff member, Michael Brown, better known here as Post Captain.

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Thumbs up Connaught Rangers mounted Officer...

Anyone happen to know what colour the chap's saddle blanket might be? I'm torn between painting it blue or yellow same as the Regiment's facings, any help would be most appreciated.

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The saddle cloth would be facing colour of yellow with silver trim.

A saddle blanket is a different thing. It could be of grey, brown or a cream colour with a ticked stripe up its middle, similar to what army blankets are today.

PS. If it's for campaigning, I suggest you do away with the saddle cloth anyway and opt for a saddle blanket, reserving the saddle cloth for full dress and parades etc.

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Thanks Dibs, he's the Occifer of the Light Company, so I'll go with a mangy looking saddle blanket!

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Thanks Dibs, he's the Occifer of the Light Company, so I'll go with a mangy looking saddle blanket!

If it's for wargaming, go with what looks good. If you like grandeur, go for it! I bet most other wargamers with the same regiment will have their mounted officers 'all belled and whistled'

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