Friday, June 3, 2011

79th Regiment of Foote - Draper's Regiment



This regiment was raised in 1757 from drafts taken from the 4th, 8th and 24th Foot. It was originally numbered as the 64th, but renumbered  after various second battalions were taken into the line. It fought at Wandewash using colours numbered as the 64th, not knowing it was, at that time, the 79th!


The regiment was disbanded in 1764. Information on its colours and uniforms are conflicting. Some sources state that details are not known. Other sources indicate that the Regimental Colour was buff and the uniform lace white.


Figures are by Crusader Miniatures, painted by Peter.



Regards
gwz

2 comments:

  1. Lovely looking unit and really great flags!

    Christopher

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  2. Excellent unit and totally agree with Christopher, those flags are awesome!

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