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Preference of Imperial Guard Epaulette colour


50 replies to this topic  – Started by Peg Leg Pascoe , Jan 13 2008 11:43 PM

Poll: Imperial Guard Preference? (123 member(s) have cast votes)

Colour of the epaulettes?

  1. Blue (37 votes [29.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.84%

  2. Brown (6 votes [4.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.84%

  3. Red (20 votes [16.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.13%

  4. White (12 votes [9.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

  5. Yellow (32 votes [25.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.81%

  6. New: Gold (11 votes [8.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.87%

  7. New: Black (not yet released) (6 votes [4.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.84%

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#1 Peg Leg Pascoe

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 11:43 PM

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I want to know which colour Epaulette you guys like best on the Imperial Guards (Red Coats)?


I just don't think blue really suits them and I much prefer yellow and maybe even brown.

Also its about �1 for just one Blue Epaulette which is crazy as its one of the smallest pieces there is.

So what colour is your favourite?

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 12:11 AM

Yellow is legos standard. It looks pretty good. Thats my choice.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 12:18 AM

all my redcoats have red epoulets, to keep the whol red theme going, but the figure comes with blue ones, so when i get more, the red epoulets are going to have to turn into another unit or something

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 04:51 AM

I use the officially recommended colours.

The only exception are a few I've done with white ones and adventurers pith helmets to serve in India. They look pretty good, for such a simple adjustment (and probably not the least bit historically accurate).

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#5 Mister Phes

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 09:39 AM

Mr Peg Leg Pascoe do you think this thread would be more interesting with a poll?  I think we're due for a new poll topic about now.


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Posted 14 January 2008 - 09:42 AM

Do it Fez that would be interesting.

We haven't had a poll in a while.

RAAAAAAAARRRRR need poll *sing*

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 12:22 PM

To me the Imperial Guards are the Imperial Guards... This means that as lego made them is exactly how I want them to look.  Blue epaulettes for grunts, yellow for officers.

If you want to change the colour or order of the epaulettes then what you have is not 'Imperial Guards', it's something else, British of some description etc.

I think of the Soldiers (those that wear blue) in exactly the same fashion.  It's that simple to me.

Most would be inclined to say that yellow looks good on grunts, making them particularly British.  White is a very useful colour of epaulette as an alternative for officers.  I'm looking into using white and possibly brown ones to represent Portuguese troops at some point.

Honestly I'd find the brown on red a bit naff...

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 02:38 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Jan 14 2008, 09:39 AM, said:

Mr Peg Leg Pascoe do you think this thread would be more interesting with a poll?  I think we're due for a new poll topic about now.
Yeah sure, good idea *sweet* There's Blue, Brown, Red, White and Yellow X-D

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 03:10 PM

View PostPeg Leg Pascoe, on Jan 13 2008, 06:43 PM, said:

Also its about 1 for just one Blue Epaulette which is crazy as its one of the smallest pieces there is.

Rarity trumps size.  *sweet*  And I prefer blue.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 03:50 PM

View Postsalty tbone, on Jan 14 2008, 03:10 PM, said:

Rarity trumps size.  *sweet*  And I prefer blue.
Yeah well i actually just caved and bought 2 for 75p each, i love Lego :-D

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 04:26 PM

View PostPeg Leg Pascoe, on Jan 15 2008, 01:38 AM, said:

Yeah sure, good idea *sweet* There's Blue, Brown, Red, White and Yellow X-D

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 05:22 PM

Ohh i see brown is pretty popular. I like brown Epaulettes on Imperials with matching brown Tri-corns which looks really good.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 05:29 PM

I'd be a lot more accepting of brown epaulettes on soldiers (blues) rather than imperial guards.  Blue and brown seems to clash a lot less than red and brown.

White looks good on everything naturally.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 08:44 PM

Yellow epaulets for me. The reason? I don't collect napoleonic armies so tricorned people for me.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:30 PM

Definitly yellow, but i like those blue ones as well!
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:19 PM

blue, followed by white, followed by yellow

red or brown on red don't look right...

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:42 PM

I like red and blue epaulettes, brown or white just doesn't cut it for me for normal soldiers.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:31 AM

My (few) soldiers don't have epaulettes...or "real" shakos either, actually.  Their lieutenant has yellow epaulettes...I can't really imagine using any other color for the Redcoats.  Or the Bluecoats, for that matter, although I suppose that's a matter of personal taste.
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 05:10 PM

Ive tended to use epaulets to represent the facing on the uniforms of the troops. So the troops with by the blue epaulets might be representing 24th Kings Own Borderers or the 18th Royal Irish while those with red might be playing 33rd 1st Yorkshire (West Riding) and so on.

Though if I abandoned this somewhat odd system I think Id keep to blue as a general rule.
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 11:56 AM

well, my blu soldiers have red epaulettes (TLC docet),
my red soldiers have instead yellow epaluettes. I have few blu epaulettes  |-/
it's very difficoult buy imperial soldiers with all pieces: apeluettes, caps and backpacks... oh, expecially backpacks...
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:42 PM

Personally, I like them all. Each has its own merits when used in a particular situation.

I think my least favorite is yellow, as I don't like how it looks with the red uniforms.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:49 PM

I like blue epaulettes, it might not be historically the most accurate version.. but the color combination is nice.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 07:08 AM

I voted for yellow cause that's what the US Naval Marine Sergeants and Naval officers wore in the early 1800's.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 06:50 PM

Depends on what the minifig represents.
I usually have 4 types of minifigs with red coat torsos on British ships.

1. Imperial gaurd torso, yellow epaulette, bicorne, low-officer
2. Imperial gaurd torso, yellow epaulette, shako, marine
3. Admiral torso, yellow or white epaulette, black bicorne, higher officer
4. The captain of course, admiral torso, yellow epaulette feathered bicorne, comes with cape sometimes.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 07:36 PM

I've allways prefered the red ones. I find they give a coolest look to the mini-figures  :-)



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