Assyrian army

Assyrian army

Friday, 4 May 2018

1897 Scottish Light Cavalry

At the moment I seem to be painting cavalry. This lot are based on some Scots - the Spencer Smith catalogue has a painted version described as Lothian Horse, they also appear in the book Vanished Armies as simply Scottish Horse.

Grey uniforms seem to have been used by a number of militia and volunteer units, especially infantry - Scotland and Middlesex seem to have been the most common. One of  my next projects will be to complete some of these units - although again as generic rather than named regiments.


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    1. I would think more transition thasn unusual. It was a time period when khaki was coming in and the term khaki was quite flexible - suspect that the volunteer units were just stretching the definitions a bit in favour of looks over utility - though that is just my guess.