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Wider Wargaming => Genre/Period Discussion => Firelocks to Maxims (1680 - 1900) => Topic started by: fsn on 12 June 2021, 10:17:34 AM

Title: Napoleonic Proxies
Post by: fsn on 12 June 2021, 10:17:34 AM
Good morning Gentlemen.

I'm looking for a couple of proxies for some esoteric Napoleonic units.

Bavarian Landwehr/National units
(https://www.napoleon-series.org/images/military/organization/Neumann/Neumann38b.jpg)

Polish Krakaus
(https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/bertrand-malvaux.com/web/images/1/produits3/44/produit_image4_29744_1528976838.jpg)
Are there many units with tea cosies on their heads?


Any suggestions of suitable proxies in the Pendraken ranges gratefully accepted. 
Title: Re: Napoleonic Proxies
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 12 June 2021, 10:46:05 AM
The Bavarian in a top hat would be a simple conversion from a Shako, but the long coat. Did the unit use great coats, in which case convert shako, and coat will hide the jacket. Cavalry, no idea.
Title: Re: Napoleonic Proxies
Post by: Zippee on 12 June 2021, 01:56:18 PM

Austrian landweher might be an easier conversion - corsehut to top hat is probably a bit easier and they are already in a thigh length coat

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7142/26757441540_d7a8344bf1.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GLsT9Y)
Austrian Landwehr 1809 - Wiener Walder 4th Battalion 03 (https://flic.kr/p/GLsT9Y)
by Zippee Jerred (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zippee/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Napoleonic Proxies
Post by: fsn on 12 June 2021, 02:57:32 PM
Good call!

Thank you.

My alternative is this ...
(https://www.napoleon-series.org/images/military/organization/Bavaria/Cantler/Cantler125.jpg)
... which may be easier to source.  :-[