14th Brooklyn wrote:I seem to remember reading somewhere, that they wore green trousers during the 100 days. But I can not remember where. I thought it was Franklin, but he only has info regarding the officers pantaloons. So I am not sure, might have been Adkins book.
Bottom line is, I painted them green, with the exception of two or three to have a little more diversity.
One more thing. The Mont Saint Jean site is nice and sure a huge effort, but unfortunately it is at times wrong, since he often just used copy and paste for units. And at times it differs from any other source. So I would always try to verify the info before painting minis accordingly. If you have a lot of British units I would advise the Franklin book. It is the bible on British Napoleonic uniforms.
He Burkhard "14th Brooklyn",
many thanks for your reply and information.
I have in-depth research in the books I have available, and I found that the confusion between green and gray trousers can be derived from the fact that they had gray ones the men of the King's German Legion, as I found in the book of Osprey (The King's German Legion - Men -At-Arms Series) dedicated to this unit who also fought at Waterloo (picture C2 - Officer, 1st Battalion Light and picture D1, Riflemen, 2nd Light Battalion).
Instead, in the Osprey book dedicated to the army of Wellington (Wellington's Peninsular Army - Men-At-Arms Series) the Rifleman of 95th has green trousers (picture C1, Riflemen, 95th Foot - The Rifle Brigade).
The same color green is reported by Ugo Pericoli in his book on Waterloo (1815 The Armies at Waterloo): table 118 - 95th (Rifles) - Officer and Private Riflemen.
I therefore agree with you to give the green color to the trousers of my Front Rank Riflemen of the 95th.