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Author Topic: Painting guides for the Indian Mutiny please?  (Read 841 times)
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« on: February 27, 2017, 09:40:03 PM »

I'm looking at starting a project on the Indian Mutiny in the coming months.

Could any of you be kind enough to direct me to good sources of information on uniforms worn by both sides? Ideally I'd like colour plates so I can see with my own eyes what should be what colour. Even better would be actually painting guides.

I hope this is not to much of an ask. Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks again Marc.
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 09:45:56 PM »

Hi Marc,

A very good starting guide would be Mike Snook's Iron Duke website.
This is a direct link to his uniform page
http://www.irondukeminiatures.co.uk/p-4-uniforms-etc

Osprey has a few books on the subject The Indian Mutiny, British Soldiers in the Indian Mutiny and Victoria's Enemies (India)

There are still quite a few gaps to be filled especially about the mutineer forces but these will already give you an idea.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 11:29:39 PM »

That's great thank you  Smiley. A good bit on info to start off with!  I'm not aiming to get the project underway until probably fairly late in the year, but I like to have my research generally done well in advance.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 09:05:28 PM »

A few more relevant on-line sites about the Indian Mutiny and the uniforms.

http://www.morvalearth.co.uk/Indian%20Mutiny/Indian_Mut_Bkgrd2.htm

http://gleesonclan.co.uk/category/wargames/indian-mutiny/
Mostly scenarios but a good read!

http://www.oocities.org/cdferree/history/cawnpore/Mutiny1.htm
An archived page of an older website.

www.victorianwars.com/
A forum for anything on Victorian Wars. Not strong on uniforms but the main advantage is that Col Snook frequents it often.

https://archive.org/details/texts?and%5B%5D=indian+mutiny&sort=-downloads&page=1

HUNDREDS of freely downloadable books on the Indian Mutiny. It will take you years to read them all. Some are real gems!

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 09:28:44 PM »

I'm another gamer planning to raise Indian Mutiny forces sometime this year. These are useful links, thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2017, 10:30:01 PM »

Another vote for the Iron Duke website for detailed uniform information, much more so than the Ospreys though they are are good starting point.

And look at the posts here by Jeff965 - all you need to know and aspire to, Mutiny-related!
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 02:13:51 AM »

Definately get the book by Bob French - very good on all the details. As far as colours go it's a moving target like butternut or Hodden grey...
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2017, 08:31:07 AM »

Old issues of Wargames Illustrated - especially with color adds by Foundry.  Issue 10 if memory serves has some nice photos.  Issue 48 had what was for many years the best and simplest listing of uniform colors - but only in text, no imagery.  Very colorful period.  You can paint a large British force and never have to paint the same uniform twice outside of  particular unit - and that's not just talking about changing facing colors.
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2017, 08:22:39 PM »

Great!! all of this will be a great help. Thank you all, especially Willie B.
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2017, 01:52:58 AM »

And you can always ask on here - it's a great fount of knowledge...someone is always bound to know Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2017, 10:30:16 AM »

WillieB thanks for those links, especially the books and scenarios, brilliant resource.

Cram - sorry to be off topic.
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