Wargaming the Exploration and Colonisation of Tropical Africa by European powers from 1850 until 1918.

Monday 11 December 2017

Belgian Force Publique Uniforms

Here are a couple of shots I took of Belgian Force Publique uniforms in the Musée Royal de l’Armée et d’Histoire Militaire in Brussels.  They appear to be made of (quite heavy) wool not any sort of lighter cotton.   Can't have been much fun in the jungle!

The one thing I noticed was how dark blue the uniforms were compared with the original painted miniatures on the Foundry website, which inspired me to buy them

1 comment:

A J said...

The uniforms are surprisingly dark. My own Force Publique are painted a much lighter shade, similar to those in the Foundry photo. Even allowing for sun bleaching and poor dye work, it still seems too light. A repaint may be in order, I think. Thanks for sharing.