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the main colors of the Chasseurs D`Afrique were light blue and red.
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Bert why need for anger, teh 3e Chas D'Afrique were allied and under teh brittish command liek a brigade reserve due to low brittish muster and horses.(maybe that is reason)also protect french flank and keep communication line .2 gallant Chas D'Afrique Squadrons were able to arrive in time to engage the rouskies.
Okay they ar eFrench but also many brittish cavalry wear blue.
But as Uwe says charge at Sedan was phenomenal courage.
To me it does not matter what color PLASTICS the Turks or Chasseurs d'Afrique will be in, they look great.
It is exceptionally apprciated that Strelets are getting tehse figures produced. As they are the leading teh edge of 1/72 colonial figures.Key link sets as these will help expansion of other major colonial era campaigns to being represented in 1/72.
Hopefully we will see more of such sets opening up campaigns.
God Bless you Strelets! & Thanks! I knew you wouldn't let me down on plastic color!
I didn't think my initial response was angry? I mentioned I was annoyed to think that Strelets would suddenly change philosophy on their wonderfully colored figs by making this set red. I just wondered why it wasn't blue? Matter now adjusted & all is right with the world!
Thanks to all who posted noted to tell me the proper uniform colors!
French Chasseurs d'Afrique wore light blue (bleu céleste) tunique with yellow (jaune jonquille) collar, red (rouge garance) pants and red and light blue shako.
goog luck for painting,
jed (from France)
PS : the French Spahis wore a red uniform !