Indian Army Uniforms of the 1930s and 1940s

The Princely States Report website has some neat color plates of Indian Army unforms from the 1930s and 1940s. They’re originally from a pack of 50 Players Cigarette Cards.

Uniforms of WWII by Andrew Mollo

There was a discussion over at the Miniatures Page about a good WWII painting resouce. I don’t normally do posts about commercial products, but you can consider this a public service review.

For my money, the best resource for WWII uniforms is the Armed Forces of WWII by Andrew Mollo.

I’ve painted a lot of WW2 figures on commission over the last several years, and I have found this book to be the one indispensable resouce. Virtually every uniform I’ve wanted has been in here. Where else would you find the uniforms and insignia of the WWII Hungarian Air Force. There are 365 color paintings in the volume, and many more black and white photos. There is also a lot of information about the organization and ranks of the various armies. All, in all, its highly recommended for WWII painters and gamers.

Plains Indian Horse Symbols

I’m currently painting some of Wargames Foundry’s Plains Indians for a 7th Cavalry game. I found this site, with descriptions of symbols that the Native American warriors painted on their horses.

British and Commonwealth Decorations

For you colonial gamers, here is a page with useful information on British and Commonwealth Orders and Decorations.

1889 Colonial Uniform Guides

This is an excellent resource for colonial wargamers. Warflag has a number of nice color plates of French, German and Italian colonial uniforms from 1889.