I am modeler and uniforms enthusiast from Russia.
Currently I am working on Historex 54mm figure of the British marine grenadier of the American Revolution era (conversion of "ancien regime" french infantry). I have several questions conserning unit uniforms of the period, will appreciate any advice.
What was the bagde (if any) on the rear side of the marine 1768 bearskin cap (on the red "bag")? I know that some regiments had special badges (for example 5th foot - St George killing the Dragon).
Did marines have any cords on their bearskin caps (as far as I know - there were no regulation patterns, all cords differ from unit to unit)? I will appreciate a picture of the rear side of the marine bearskin cap (if anyone has an idea where to search).
Did marines have any plates on their pouches? What was the style of the marine knapsack of that period - fur or painted canvas? What was the color (reddish brown like other foot regiments)? Any badges on the knapsack rear?
Did marine officers use the same sword as in foot regiments or special marine pattern?
All the best,
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