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Re: WW1 Austrians

Folgore makes a very interesting point. In late pictures of A-H storm troops, all are wearing puttees to below the knee. In slightly earlier ones some are wearing a shorter puttee (about 1/3 of the calf), some jackboots, and Alpine troops are wearing long socks to below the knee.

Re: Re: WW1 Austrians

Yes W. tou're absolutly true......Mountain troops appearance is very interesting...i also asw pictures of military guides/high mountain specalist companies (like the famous Sepp Innerkofen (sorry for my spelling)with coloured/checkered socks ..clearly civilian fashion sported by the Alpine guides of those times. My opinion, if i was not wrong in detecting the masters shown in the gallery that anklets are an error. AH infantry of the period, above all if clad with generic long coat and in the field, should be in puttees. Miniatures represented in anklests (like the Hat ones) are really less useful and almost inappropriate. they could be used in the firsts months of Russian Austrian campaign..but also in this case..i'm not convinced about such an appeareance in the perhaps, Strelets designer should correct in time the error. A second element is that the planned Honved cavalry appeared to be, according to Strelets master shown in picture, with helmet. Sorry for my critics..maybe i'm wrong..but could be better to correct in time small errors of a set which seem to be very promising as regard to sculpting and choice of subject.