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PM njt236
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njt236
16th Jun 2015 08:51:42

I'm looking at starting a new period, namely FPW. Ageing eyesight means uniforms have to be simpler to paint these days than say Napoleonic. Prussians, blue tunic grey trousers, French, blue tunic white trousers should be ok.  I've some Osprey uniform books on the way but until they arrive can someone tell me for both Prussians/Allies and the French. Did each battalion of a regiment carry a flag or was it one per regiment?. Can't wait also for the WWII range to come out. Again simple to paint. Except for the SS camouflage, oakleaf pattern etc. (bugger) as Captain Darling once said. Many thanks in advance for all your replies.

Nigel   


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

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Mollinary
16th Jun 2015 09:23:28

 

Prussians and Germans have one flag per battalion, the French one per three battalion regiment. Oh, and the French wore red trousers! Enjoy a great new period.

Mollinary


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njt236
17th Jun 2015 02:14:51

Thanks Mollinary. I can decide now if I want 1 base to represent a battalion or a regiment. French with white trousers. Like Captain Mainwaring I was waiting to see if anyone would spot that. That was a typo, meant to type red.

Nigel


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

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dourpuritan
17th Jun 2015 08:04:56

You can give zouaves and Turcos white trousers in the summer uniform. Also I have seen contemporary drawings showing Prussians wearing white trousers in August 1870, but here I would stick with grey.

 


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Mollinary
17th Jun 2015 09:24:44

 

Yes. The Prussian fatigue dress trousers were white, and I think that it is recorded that at least one company wore the into action, I think it was at Saarbrucken?   Certainly not  widespread, however.

Mollinary


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17th Jun 2015 09:50:11

I have just upgraded(?) my computer operating system from Snow Leopard to Yosemite. Wierdly this is the only forum I can now get into with ease. Currently I am locked out of my other three favourites which no longer recognise me and claim my email address belongs to someone else. Very frustrating!!! 


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17th Jun 2015 04:11:56

After a bit of fannying about I'm back into two of them, and will get back into the third soon, but only after changing my email address and identity. Thought I'd just flag this up, so to speak.


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Mollinary
17th Jun 2015 05:05:14

 

Shame on me!  The painting showing Prussians in those white fatigue trousers is by Carl Rochling, and it is called "Schlacht bei Spicheren".

Mollinary


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dourpuritan
19th Jun 2015 02:11:11

Don't beat yourself up Mollinary. Saarbrucken and Spicheren are only a couple of miles apart.


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njt236
20th Jun 2015 01:00:40

Following on from my original post of Sheldon's "Fun with Flags". In a French regiment 1 bttn carried the eagle whilst subsequent bttns carried a plain coloured fannion. Were these colours the same as was carried during the last years of the Napoleonic period. ie white for the 2nd bttn, red for the 3rd?.

Perhaps a question for Peter now or someone who has bought this. The FPW French Imperial Army pack. The units of formed infantry, are these in greatcoats (FPF04) or in tunics (FPF06)?. or can you choose which ones you want?. Also are the Zouves all skirmishing or are there some formed?.

Nigel


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

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