Suggested colours for Gosiewski’s Foray (that of course can be used to any Polish and Lithuanian troops)
1. Winged hussars – total mix of colours, as each hussar was buying his own clothes. Żupan coat: red, greens, yellow, blue . Trousers: same choice of colours as with coat (but you should have different coat and different trousers), with dark yellow replacing yellow. Shoes – yellow seems to be very popular but darker colours can be used as well.
Animal skins: tigers, cheetah, leopard.
Saddles and horse tack should be ornamented, can add mix of gold or silver to it. ‘Dywdyk’ (cloth under the saddle) in one colour, with some ornaments added with gold or silver treads.
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2. Cossack style cavalry – total mix of colours, as with hussars above. Some cheaper cloths, like brown and grey could be used as well. Less ornamented saddles and horse tack, with usual colours. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YPVo5GpzIHQ/T ... 11+037.jpghttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MYuqOihhLdI/T ... 11+049.jpg
Buff coats: different shades of brown
Coats: green, grey, dark red
Shoes: different shades of brown, also black
Trousers: grey, red, dark blue, green
Hats: grey, dark brown, black
Saddles: grey, brown, even dark green
Horse tack: grey and brown
4. Dragoons – typical colours for this formation was blue and red but units (especially during the campaigns) were rarely equipped with uniformed colours, so mix of blue, red and grey seems to sounds ok. All belts: leather brown. Saddles and horse tack: as with reiters.