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Re: What was never done before for napoleonic period?british infantry in square formation and French

How about

Danish Infantry and Cavalry


Yes, so we can rebattle the Battle of Køge in 1807.

"The Battle of Køge was a battle on 29 August 1807 between British troops besieging Copenhagen and Danish militia raised on Sjælland. It ended in British victory and is also known as 'Træskoslaget' or 'the Clogs Battle', since many of the Danish militiamen threw their heavy wooden clogs away when they were fleeing."

Such exciting times! ;) :)

Re: What was never done before for napoleonic period?british infantry in square formation and French

Yes I agree french line artilery in baradin regulation uniforms would be nice as well as to have Netherlands carbiniers&hussars and yes better quality of british kgl hussars. So we have still very long list to go.

Re: What was never done before for napoleonic period?british infantry in square formation and French

Well excellent zvezda cuirassier set figures are 25.5 mm tall the most figures in 1/72 this days are 24-25 mm even some hats figures like excellent set 1805 french line infantry in greatcoats are 25 mm (which I can use them to covert a lot)which are taller then average hat 1/72 figure sets which are btw 23.5-24 mm. French guard horse grenadiers being heavy cavalry selected from the tallest available would be the best to have 26mm tall.then waterloo 1815 made french infantry in baradin uniforms 24.5.so for me as for line& light regiments 24-24.5 is the best i can live with 23.5 mm for line and light regiments but that is low as I can go but for guard and grenadiers and heavy cavalry 25-25.5 would be the best and for horse imperial guard 25-26 the best as well for some old guard grenadiers but like it was said what is available I will need to make many compromises.last bunch hat french set is far below measuring 22-22.5mm so I will use some to make smaller guys but what a disappointment from hat.the sets you mentioned I would buy all .

Re: What was never done before for napoleonic period?british infantry in square formation and French

Didn't Waterloo do a box of "Highland Infantry In Square"?

Re: What was never done before for napoleonic period?british infantry in square formation and French

Yes they did it is nice set but many soldiers are engaged in quarrel but not good enough for making basic square not good enough.

Re: What was never done before for napoleonic period?british infantry in square formation and French

No mention has been made of Naval operatives.

Yes there was the HaT set with a few marines but it was over spread with gunners and sailors (no officers or petty officers). Amphibious operations were a specialty of the Royal Navy during this period.

This would be also of use for the American phase of the War of 1812 (post Invasion of Canada) as
amphibious were quite common. Imagine being able to model your own 'burning of the presidential palace in Washington'.

Like their land counterparts their uniforms changed during this period. Taking it a step further, you could also have American Marines ( green uniforms) to reenact Bernard Cornwell's 'the Fort'

However, you would need more Scots (without kilts this time) and that might upset those out there who object to Scots figures.

Re: What was never done before for napoleonic period?british infantry in square formation and French

RCD
No mention has been made of Naval operatives.

Yes there was the HaT set with a few marines but it was over spread with gunners and sailors (no officers or petty officers). Amphibious operations were a specialty of the Royal Navy during this period.

This would be also of use for the American phase of the War of 1812 (post Invasion of Canada) as
amphibious were quite common. Imagine being able to model your own 'burning of the presidential palace in Washington'.

Like their land counterparts their uniforms changed during this period. Taking it a step further, you could also have American Marines ( green uniforms) to reenact Bernard Cornwell's 'the Fort'

However, you would need more Scots (without kilts this time) and that might upset those out there who object to Scots figures.
Forgot to mention with the American marines the 'extra figure' could be an English bull dog.

Re: What was never done before for napoleonic period?british infantry in square formation and French

Highlanders (as opposed to Scots) in trews and Hummel bonnets would make a refreshing change, and would certainly add to the range.

What was never done before for napoleonic period? The carriage for Napoleon...

I still want to se Napoleon's carriage. Been waiting since 1977 when I got the Airfix Battle of Waterloo.

But Still, this carriage is missing...

https://www.napoleon.org/en/history-of-the-two-empires/articles/napoleons-military-carriage/

Re: What was never done before for napoleonic period?british infantry in square formation and French

Pavol, your request for the helmeted gendarmes d'élite has been answered, from a different quarter.

http://historyin172.blogspot.com/2019/03/gendarmes-de-elite.html

Not plastic, but 1/72nd scale and always beautiful figures!

James