Back of Beyond Chinese Project: Part 1
My favourite way to start a new army is with the core troops as you need to paint plenty of them. For the chinese army that's the rifleman, so the first part consists of a unit of these. For people interested in the period I recommend the Ospreytitle "Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49".
Uniforms: The 1914 uniform became the basis of the Warlord period (1916-1926) uniform. The uniform varied slightly from region to region but in general has been a blue grey to light khaki cotton uniform with branch colours shown on the band of the peaked cap,the collar patches and the shoulder bars. The peaked cap had a five coloured star on (colours clockwise: red, black, white, blue, yellow). See pictures for details. To be continued...