English officer, mid 16 th century
The basic organizational unit of the army of Henry VIII served as a company strength of 100 people. During the fighting, the number of troops provided by the nobles and cities, ranged from two people up to 2,000 soldiers. In the field, small contingents were combined, and numerous other hand, were separated. The number of companies can vary throughout the campaign, but the norm was considered as a hundred, led by captain and his assistant (receiving a salary equal to half of the captain). An officer dressed in the fashion of the time. In the slot is visible Mail livery. Chest is decorated with red cross with a rose of Tudor. On the sleeves are sewn stripes Mail. Complement the uniform shorts and socks. On the head of the Italian steel helmet burginot. Partisan of the "bull tongue" was a popular officer's weapon in the British Army.