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 Post subject: Commander's tall beaver fur hats?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:22 pm 
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The Ivan Khovansky model wears a very tall beaver fur hat. There is one other commander figure in the Muscovite High Command box who wears a similar tall hat.

I was just wondering if such hats were a sign of a particular rank or position in the Muscovite army? In other words, is this figure only suitable as a Divisional Commander? Or can he also be used to command a regiment, say of Border or Field Dragoons?

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 Post subject: Re: Commander's tall beaver fur hats?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:03 pm 
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Some countries had sumptuary laws that restricted what clothes people could wear based on their rank.
Maybe the Muscovites applied something similar or it may just be the whims of fashion?


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It's called a "gorlatnaya shapka” and only boyars and 'princes' (kniaz) were allowed to wear it. So very much a symbol of status. If a person of this rank could be found in command of a regiment of field/border dragoons? Personally I would doubt it, as these regiments have a low status. If not leading a division perhaps better suited for a cavalry regiment?


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OldenBUA wrote:
It's called a "gorlatnaya shapka” and only boyars and 'princes' (kniaz) were allowed to wear it. So very much a symbol of status.


Thank you, that would be a sumptuary law.


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