Saturday, 31 December 2011

I've got all the British Infantry regiments finished (14 battalions) 13 regiments, Orkney's Scots being the only British regiment with 2 battalions at Blenheim.
I'm going to start with the 1st Foot Guards who were part of Fergusson's Brigade (5 Btns) and the 3rd Line of Lord Cutts assault column on Blenheim village.
Raised in 1660 and with the battle honours - Tangier, Sedgemoor, Steenkirk, Neer Landen, Namur and Schellenberg.

Uniform info :- Scarlet Red coat, Blue facings, Gold braid on buttonhole's and hat lace, white stockings with the rank & file wearing gaiter's over the top of them. Crimson sashes for the officer's. Grenadiers wore the tall mitre instead of the tricorn hat.
Flag info. :- The two main flag's carried during the period were the colonel's colour and the regimenal colour.

In the case of the Colonel's colour a Scarlet Red field with a Gold crown in it's centre.
In the case of the Regimental colour the Scarlet Red cross of St.George on a White field with again a Gold crown in the centre and underneath is the initals AR for Queen Anne.


  1. Beautiful painting. What a great looking unit! I look forward to seeing more.


  2. Those are truly incredible. The level of detail is awe inspiring.