|Completed Rangers after some modifications.|
|Washington's men often defaulted to indian dress, |
wearing matchcoats (cut down blanket shrouds) as seen here.
|The matchcoats were painted to represent|
cut-down British Army issue blankets.
|These Rangers were the cut-down Virginia Regimentals|
and the green stroud leggings that were issued at Washington's request.
|Note the blankets carried by the tumpline indian-fashion. Having carried my|
own bedroll in the fashion, I find it far superior to the knapsack...
so did American Rangers.
|Most Rangers adopted the flopped hat or a cap. |
This one in the style of a jockey's cap, very popular at the time.
The good thing about these figures is that I can use them in frontier engagements from 1756 on up to 1763/4. South Carolina and North Carolina Provincial troops also wore blue faced red...so I might need to add some Cherokees to the lead mountain as well.
Now I'm working on some winter trees for terrain to stage to skirmishes in the Alleghenies and Blue Ridge Mountains... More repurposed junk: Tin cans, twigs, glue and sand=Bargain Basement trees.