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Not a bad idea, since quite some battles were fought in autumn and winter at the time. Summer was for harvesting except in 1815 when there was little to harvest since I believe the year was known as the year without summer.
I agree, its great to units in greatcoats as I am sure many units that came into contact with the enemy were not in parade ground state, but rather a huddled mass of men trying to stay warm and dry.
They also paint up quicker and I think look great on mass.
Some 1812-1815 French Infantry (a box proportionately divided between Fusiliers & flank), in greatcoats would be welcome.
Something like in march attack or in advance.
I would add (if I might without hijacking the thread), some French Line troops without greatcoats would be welcome, too a lot of sets have an overabundance of grenadier or lights; conversions are necessarily, but a good set that doesn't require overpainting or carving would be great.
Wayne W., I second that as well, both for the period before 1812 and after 1812 upto 1815. I have enough flanking companies. It is time the center companies get their chance to shine.
Totally agree. Without greatcoats also.
I also agree that there should be either sets of Fusiliers on their own or make the sets with the correct ratio of fusilier to flank together (My preferred format).
Think a French battalion was 4 Fusilier to 2 Flank (1 Light, 1 Grenadier).
So please, not just boxes filled with flank troops.
Allan, in particular Russian troops tended to wear the greatcoat about 8 months a year. Might have something to do with the climate.
I'll second what has been said above. Despite the many French infantry sets available, the definitive set has not yet been made. All current offerings are either lacking in sculpting quality, historical accuracy or only offer flanking companies. If there was a good quality, historically accurate set with the right proportions of fusiliers and grenadiers/ voltigeurs I would buy many of them. French line infantry in greatcoats with the right balance between flanking companies and grenadiers would be even better. Quick to paint up and they look quite grim and daunting en masse. I would buy a whole army of those ...