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« on: 02 July 2017, 07:51:01 PM »

Before I launch into painting 30 Gascon crossbowmen tomorrow, anyone any idea if they wore anything approaching uniform during the Italian Wars?
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« Reply #1 on: 02 July 2017, 09:05:07 PM »

Before I launch into painting 30 Gascon crossbowmen tomorrow, anyone any idea if they wore anything approaching uniform during the Italian Wars?
Puzzled of Leighton Buzzard

Why do you ask these questions when I am at work and away from all source material apart from the internet?

Actually if I remember rightly it was a matter of honour amongst Gascon units that no individual would wear a garment of the same shade of colour as any of his comrades garments.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: 02 July 2017, 09:49:16 PM »

I have a contemporary painting of French crossbowmen on the Pyrenees border during the reign of Loui XII. They are all wearing red and yellow parti-coloured clothing, but no two outfits are the same, i.e. some are striped, the number of stripes vary, some are quartered, some halved, the hose are different colours or striped or all the same colour etc.
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« Reply #3 on: 03 July 2017, 12:01:11 AM »

Thanks chaps!
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« Reply #4 on: 03 July 2017, 07:30:28 AM »

*shudder*

Sounds like my idea of hell to paint.

Only thing that would make it worse is if they were mounted.
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« Reply #5 on: 03 July 2017, 03:16:46 PM »

Two colours on a Renaissance figure is no especially daunting.

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