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Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2012 9:11 a.m. PST

Looking for some info regarding the Westphalian infantry uniform circa 1809. Were they wearing shakos or bicornes? French style coat? White, not blue, yes? If shako, then would Essex French infantry (1806-1812) suffice?

Thanks for putting up with a noob/newb!

Connard Sage Inactive Member19 Jan 2012 9:15 a.m. PST

Shakoes

picture

'A' is a fusilier uniform

Bigger picture here. link, click on the thumbnails.

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2012 9:40 a.m. PST

Excellent, thanks Connard! Trying to find info via Google has brought me to a "neat" site:

link

Looking at some Brunswick vs. Westphalian scenarios. The Black Band vs. troops in white, would make a different looking game table.

Personal logo Duc de Limbourg Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2012 10:21 a.m. PST

If in 15mm look also to Fantassins'Dutch troops; they were also combined with the Westphalians

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2012 2:46 p.m. PST

If you read the texts at that site, you have to be careful of the automatic translation into English. In the Polish infantry text, in some cases it translated the French for crimson to scarlet. Two very different colors.

Tom

Schogun Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2012 6:43 p.m. PST

I used Calpe Saxons for my Westphalians.

rabbit20 Jan 2012 4:13 a.m. PST

Steve Barber does Westphalians (28mm)

waterloo station Inactive Member20 Jan 2012 4:18 a.m. PST

Steve Barber Models does Westphalians (I have used them for Cleve-Berg).

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