wurzul wrote:Sounds good John, we too, are going Belgic in 2013.
wurzul wrote:Hi John,
Well, our member who makes the 1806 caps may not be able to manufacture our 1811s at the rate we need 'em owing to real life commitments, so
a couple of our lot ordered testers from some manufacturers. My tester was intended to be from Craig Armstrong of the 33rd. Nice chap, very passionate and informative, great-looking stuff but no cap yet. I'll check with the other guys who they are using for testers. I'm also being put under a little pressure to justify my position vis-a-vis the 95th and belgics, so I've almost finished an article on the subject which I will make available to JSAHR etc. Heres part of the opening statement,
I contend that this cap was issued to both the light infantry and the Rifles. Since there is no order extant excluding the light bobs from the issue, the default position ought to be that they were not exempted and I have attempted to demonstrate this through examining specifically the Rifles.
I show below that the commonly held view that the Light Infantry and Rifles were excepted from this issue and instead, clung to the 1806 cap, has very little or no foundation. First I trace the genesis of this idea, there I examine its source, and the views of the author on his own theory, and examine his evidence in entirety. I then present evidence that firstly, no extent order supports this view, and that the clear intimation is that the entire infantry changed caps. I then introduce evidence to support the change of caps in the Light Infantry and Rifle regiments from memorialists, letters, and contemporary images.
As usual when assaulting an entrenched position, I have to deploy at least three times the weight of evidence against the rather flimsy construct I am opposing, but I hope I make an interesting case.
How are your caps coming along, interested in any tips or sources?! Are you going for falls? Inside or out? Tuft covers?
Marc Middleton wrote:How are the caps coming along John?
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