A few of my ECW models have these strange sort of fin-looking things on their shoulders. Does anyone know what they are? I had previously taken it to mean that the man is wearing a leather waistcoat over his shirt but is that correct or were they just part of the shirt design in those days? The figures in question are definitely not wearing metal breast plates.
Sadly it's a bit difficult to post pics on this forum owing to the size restrictions!
Difficult to say without a picture. You can easily post pictures here by taking the picture in some basic image/paint program - Paint which you get free most of the time for example. Open it, resize it and save it. Then post it here.
Alternatively just post a link here to a picture online.
p.s. Can you bring the Scottish ECW artillery on Sunday.