Saturday, October 13, 2007

Bavarian Infantry Regiment "von Minucci"

These Bavarians are in "Savoy" blue. They are darker than "Cornflower" blue, which is the color most wargamers use. I am pretty sure from the evidence of various authors that cornflower blue did not come into use until after the SYW, but that the Bavarians were not quite as dark as "Prussian" blue, either. Your mileage may of course vary tremendously!

3 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Oh, my! Are you sure that you have the proper shade of blue?

(I'm bad.)

This is a nice project, I'm glad that you are undertaking it . . . and I really don't care if it is the "right" shade of blue or not.


-- Jeff

Ed Youngstrom said...

Ow! Right in the eye.

I debated giving comments, but decided not to for now.

However, this is "Savoy" Blue, which is darker than "Cornflower" Blue and lighter than "Prussian" Blue.

Ed

Bluebear Jeff said...

Yup, a compromise that will probably make several people growl.

Personally, if I were to do Bavarians, I would use the cornflower blue simply because I like it . . . and to provide a nice aesthetic contrast to all of the Prussian blues.

However, I must admit that your Savoy blue is quite a nice color too.


-- Jeff