I really like the WSS uniforms, there is just something so fancy about them, after the 30 YW some 40 years earlier, were the clothes were lots of leather and it was after all a renesance war, so it's almost medieval in look, it's kinda like it's not medieval but kinda is with the armor ect.
But these now we are squarly in the age of enlightenment, the uniforms are so fancy they are borderline femenin, the long coats and vest looks almost like dreses, and with the white shits under, fleaing out. It's just something od about soldiers dress like they are about to go to a ball, going out and killing eachother.
I also like not having to paint bayonets, it gives the whole unit diffrent look when not having those spear likes bayonets over their head. and ofcourse the tricorne is the best looking hat ever. Lasted in fashion for like a centuary, starting around the turn of the centuary 1700 and leasting in one from or another in fashion untill the dawn of the French revolution.
While the Napoleonic uniforms were colorfull, they still had this kinda military feel. these are just so ponsey, must have been a bitch to fight a battle in.
It dosn't show up, but there is infact a 3 layer coat on the jackets, medium grey, horse tone grey and elven grey, I think they look great, the blue vets sticking out give them color, the breaches are red, but bearly visilble. The blue and red got two coats., for the blue, deadly nightshade, and royal blue, for the red, brick red and russet red. It took quite a while to them, there is alot to paint, faces take concentartion but I think they will look very good when the unit is togeather, this may be my best unit ever.
I did enjoy painting them, even tho I don't want totaly grey units, I did nail the grey on these, they look very good in person. Now I need like 16 of them, pluss atleat 8 cav.
Also if anybody can recomend any books either covering the whole of the WSS, or just the French/British campaigns, I would be apritriated.