I was looking for three things really
- Long Coats (Sure WW1 Brits did not really wear these, but I wanted something like this for them)
- Brodie-Style Helmets
- Bayonets... bayonets... bayonets
Snip off the legs above the boot and I had the tough looking mud-slogging boot look.
While not exactly a Brodie Helmet, these Kettle helms from the Bretonnian Men at Arms line look gritty enough for me. And they are easily found at various bits companies
Considering that bayonet charges were still used (Suicidally of course), these guys all had to have bayonets. This was tough because only a third of the Cadians had that option. Trading and scrounging pay off though.
Finally, to add a sense that these troopers have to lug EVERYTHING with them, I ponied up the money for Forge World Cadian backpacks. If I was better at GSing, I probably could have just made them, but not at the moment.
This is what I had to work with in the beginning... I will have pictures of finished troopers in my next blog. Also I will have the differant model companies I used once I ran out of tournament legal resources, and had to resort to non-legal. Frustrating, but it happens.