I know you will probably be getting tired of seeing ab French on bottle tops but as I have said these are part of a commission and I like to have a record of what I am painting so if you don't mind being along for the ride . I think you have to strike a balance when painting a great coat unit you want to provide a variety of main colours and shades (especially with a French unit) but at the same time the unit must look like a formed unit . And then there is a variety of colours for the shako covers as a theme I prefer the greatcoats are mostly grey (different shades of) and the shako covers black .
When it comes to the trousers then mostly its white again for uniformity with brown and grey for a campaign feel you could also add the odd patch as a bit of difference .
Well thanks for stopping and taking a look I still have another battalion to complete so there will be another post wafferling about French greatcoats !