Sunday, March 07, 2010

Napoleonic Camouflage


Light Bob blends effortlessly into his surroundings, Bossu Wood, Quatre Bras 1815.

15 comments:

Gurn said...

Looks like he has a good vantage point,nice image.

DeanM said...

He looks great; nice woods, and facing north I would think by the moss. Dean

jmilesr said...

With all that moss around him, I wonder if he's thinking of transferring to the 95th rifles?

Rob Alderman said...

What Light Infantryman?

:D

Rob

Tony said...

Brilliant - once again, very well done.

Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Worked just as well in 1776 over on this side of the pond too!

Secundus said...

That's why we had lots of green coated loyalists to help us with that side of things lol.

Whitefrozen said...

he looks confident

Tony said...

Congratulations on being awarded Best English Speaking Blog on LF.

Very well deserved.

Tony

The Haggis said...

Hi Secundus, Fantastic blog! I'm a fellow blogger ( syw6mm.com/minirev ) and I had a question to ask you but I can't find a contact email on your site. Can you email me please or leave an address so I can email you?
rusti at greenermountain dot net
Sorry about using your comments for this, but I didn't know how else to contact you.

Galpy said...

Man i love your cartoons you have real skill as an artist keep up the great work

~ Tom T said...

Thank you for kindly posting that tutorial Secundus. I really appreciate it! Now that I'm feeling better I'm hoping to apply your techniques. I've got some Perry plastic British Napoleonics calling me . . .

Thanks again!
~ Tom T

Patty said...

That's so cute I love your artwork, "blending effortlessly" :)

Clovis Cithog said...

Actually, the purpose of 17th and 18th century Infantry uniforms was NOT to blend into the environment. After the 100 year war, the biggest problem facing conscript European armies was desertion not battlefield fatalities. (Disease incurred before battle actually killed more troops then musket balls).

Soldiers were ordered to stay in tight formation and dressed in bright color uniforms (that were easily seen from great distances). If you left formation you were shot and if you took off your bright red coat you were shot.

This tactic did not work so well against the American colonists who were actually fighting for something they believed in (freedom, land ownership, etc.).

Cindy said...

You are doing a great job. Cool pix.