As plainly clothed and drab as I ended up painting the civilians, they looked somewhat like the German peasants in the illustration by Christa Hook (daughter of Richard Hook – see Post 11, figure 2) in Ian Castle’s Eggmühl 1809. And that was good enough for me. I had left the invalid as he was but I painted him in shirt sleeves with black cravat. Leaving off any sign of a

Civilian Stretcher Bearers

tell-tale uniform colour meant that he could be used as any nationality. As a casualty marker, I mounted the model on a 20mm round MDF base.
A page from Ian Castle’s Eggmühl 1809 showing Christa Hook’s illustration. Copyright © Osprey Publishing.