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Preference of Imperial Guard Epaulette colour

Imperial Guard Preference?   123 members have voted

  1. 1. Colour of the epaulettes?

    • Blue
      37
    • Brown
      6
    • Red
      20
    • White
      12
    • Yellow
      32
    • New: Gold
      11
    • New: Black (not yet released)
      6

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In my opinion the yellow look more majestic and royal if you know what I mean. After all they are navy so if you were the king would you prefer to have your troops look like mismatched soldiers or grand and mighty forces? I'd go the latter. If you want to go historically correct as I often do, the English marines wich look like the gaurds, didn't wear epaulettes at all. they just wore the coats. Only the offiers uniforms were epauletted (is that even a word?) Good idea for a topic anyway.

Regards, Captain Zuloo :-D

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Yellow or white. More versatility as they work on both Red and Blue torsos. But I think yellow is more accurate for COs...

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For the regular guys I like the blue epaulettes, but for the higher ranked I prefer yellow, just like they are in the official sets I think.

White or red isn't prominent enough on the red/white torsos in my opinion.

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Yellow all the way for me. I would rather have different torsos for different ranks then having different epaulettes. That being said, my soldiers don't have epaulettes, only the officers.

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I prefer to stay with the LEGO colors. They seem to be the best. The only exception is white epaulettes for the single highest ranking admiral in the collection (one for the redcoat leader, one for the bluecoat leader).

Brown shoulderpads are for non-military ship captains (pirates, merchants).

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I guess we can add gold now to the list with the new pirate sets coming out :pir-grin: !

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I guess we can add gold now to the list with the new pirate sets coming out :pir-grin: !

Yep, gold gets my vote. :pir-wub:

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I've changed my mind... I prefer blue.

Blue and red as well, maybe gold into the future.

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Hmmmm... I like blue and yellow equally, but I voted blue because that's what the majority of mine wear. :pir-tongue:

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Blue and red as well, maybe gold into the future.

But then it might start to look a bit like warhamer. And I really like the plastic-y look of LEGO. If they went with gold for minifig wear, it could become a little to un-LEGO if anyone is insane enough to understand what I mean! :pir_laugh2:

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I think the blue epaulette looks better on the Imperial Guard by far!

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I like yellow on the blue people* and blue on the red guys*. I don't like gold that much no matter what color it is.

Gold looks way too plasticey to me, it also ruins the feel of LEGO. It makes them feel like action figures, not the brand we love! I'm okay with gold being on rare minifigs (like C-3PO) and accessories like swords, helmets and coins but don't like it on minifigs that much.

Pickerel

*sorry for my highly technical terms. I'm not sure which one's which! :grin:

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If I have redcoats with yellow eps and not blue ones? Also, what if I have spare bluecoats with blue eps, is that legal or am I committing a crime.

Just wondering, I wasn't always a fan of redcoats with blue.

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Not sure if it's heresy/blasphemy or anything, but IMO I'd also say to do as you please. :pir-classic:

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I'll merge these topics, and add a few more poll choices.

If I have redcoats with yellow eps and not blue ones? Also, what if I have spare bluecoats with blue eps, is that legal or am I committing a crime.

Well, TLG put yellow eps on redcoats, for the officers :pir-wink:

I'm not a big fan of blue eps on bluecoats, as the colours tend to blend, and they look a bit odd, in my opinion.

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I usually use the LEGO standard colors. My black coats have red epaulettes because it looks better. I use some white epaulettes to make some distinction between some of my officers. Usually I give my ship captains white epaulettes. With my old school black coats, I still use brown epaulettes.

Basically, whatever looks the best.

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Yellow to me, they look good on almost every uniform. And they fit better with the classic pirate LEGO torso's then the new gold.

However, the gold epaulettes are nice as well.

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I like Yellow followed by Red. I like Blue a little bit, But Yellow is still my favorite.

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I cant rilly say, mostly do to the fact that I use them to show rank among my Blues 6 and Reds 12. I dont rilly use them on my pirates do to I would think that be hot and combersom most of the time all thow I wont be removing them from Redbeards or Brickbeards sholders any time soon. with my sistem any one below blue had a napsack and was listed a privet 1st class. Brown and Black Ill keep among the pirates.

My origanal ranking

Startig at the top

White

Yellow

Red

Blue

Revised do to sercomstances

White

Gold

yellow

red

blue

Edited by lego fox

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I like blue the most... TLG did give the redcoat soldiers blue eps for a reason, didn't they? :pir_laugh2:

Edited by funkybrick

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I like Blue the best for the standard redcoat soldier. I like yellow (and the new gold) for Sergeants and Lieutenents, Captains, etc. and I like white for flag officers.

Edited by Commodore Hornbricker

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Going for the historical accuracy, yellow, gold, white and silver are correct for the 1750's through the 1920's on most dress uniforms and some field uniforms. However, going for looks, I like the gold best. Ranking them it would have to be the following.

Military (British, French, Am, Spanish, etc.) Gold, Yellow, Red, White, Blue Brown, Black.

Pirate: Black, Gold, Brown, Yellow, Red, White, Blue.

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