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    General Slade
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    Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably comprehensive book about British uniforms in the Crimean War?  I’ve got the Osprey, which is okay but a bit lacking in detail.   I haven’t managed to find anything currently in print but there are a few second-hand options and I was wondering if anyone knew anything about them?

    Uniforms and Weapons of the Crimean War by Robert Wilkinson-Latham:

    Crimean Uniforms: British Infantry by Michael Barthorp

    Ideally I would like something that covers the cavalry and artillery as well but it seems like I might need to get separate books for them.  The Holy Grail would be a book that covers all the combatant nations and includes lots of pretty pictures in colour but I am pretty sure that doesn’t exist.

    #89446
    OB
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    Caliver have at least one book, a wargames guide or some such but it’s not comprehensive-nice enough though.  I painted my Crimean War armies with info mainly found on line.

    Can’t comment on the two books above.

    Good luck with the search.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #89450
    cmnash
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    I’ve got this at home – An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Military Uniforms of the 19th Century, which can be got here:   https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0754819019/

    Unfortunately, I can’t remember the extent of the Crimean War coverage in it, but I can have a look tonight if you want?

    Colin

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    #89458
    General Slade
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    Thanks for the replies guys,

    @Colin

    I think that the encyclopedia might be a bit general for what I am looking for.  I looked at it in a bookshop when it came out and if memory serves there are only a few pages on the Crimean War.

     

    #89465
    cmnash
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    Thanks for the replies guys,

    @Colin I think that the encyclopedia might be a bit general for what I am looking for. I looked at it in a bookshop when it came out and if memory serves there are only a few pages on the Crimean War.

    That’s my (questionable!) recollection as well … still, my curiosity is piqued now, so I’ll have a look and post later anyway …

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    #89487
    cmnash
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    Thanks for the replies guys, @Colin I think that the encyclopedia might be a bit general for what I am looking for. I looked at it in a bookshop when it came out and if memory serves there are only a few pages on the Crimean War.

    That’s my (questionable!) recollection as well … still, my curiosity is piqued now, so I’ll have a look and post later anyway …

    Oops … sorry, completely forgot to do this last night … will try to remember to have a butcher’s tonight

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    #89497
    Alan Millicheap
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    I’ve got the old Raider Games booklet Crimean War Basics: Organisation & Uniforms. This covers Britain, france & Sardinia. There is also a Russian & Turkish booklet.

    As the title says it is basic ie for uniform info there are 4 pages for the British, 2 for the French & 1 for Sardinia. However it does pack a lot of information into 44 pages

    Alan

    Edit: There is a copy here PaulMeekins.co.uk

    #89503
    General Slade
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    Thanks Alan.  I’ve actually got those booklets and as you say they are very useful and pack in a lot of information.  However, I was really hoping to find something with some nice uniform plates.  I’ve found something for the cavalry but nothing so far for the infantry and artillery:

    #89758
    Brendan Morrissey
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    Just have everyone wearing overcoats.

    #89764
    General Slade
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    Just have everyone wearing overcoats.

    All the Russians are but I want my thin red line to be red not grey.  Anyway, the figures I’m using have got their greatcoats neatly rolled on top of their backpacks.

     

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