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Lord Raglan Inactive Member04 Jan 2013 11:34 a.m. PST

I am putting together the German Division for Peninsular War in 28mm and was wondering if the Front Rank Dutch are appropriate figures for this period:



If these are not suitable, can someone please recommend others?

Does anyone have uniform references?


Duc de Limbourg04 Jan 2013 11:46 a.m. PST

Ni, imho these are not suitable
go to link
and the other items there for the uniforms eg link

Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 1:30 p.m. PST

We had a thread on this recently, and found no "purpose-built" Dutch figures for the Peninsular War. i hope this is the link:

TMP link

Inside that tread is a Knotel plate showing Dutch infantry. Unique small shako with side pompom or plume, and unique grenadier bearskin. The cut of the coat is rather Spanish-looking:



Marcus Maximus05 Jan 2013 3:20 a.m. PST

No. They are too late. These are better used for 1815.

M C MonkeyDew05 Jan 2013 5:58 a.m. PST

I wonder at Dutch capability / enthusiasm for resupplying troops in Spain. Bet they would look more French than Dutch after a spell.

Lord Raglan Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 11:52 a.m. PST

Thank you guys, this will take some planning.


Duc de Limbourg05 Jan 2013 1:02 p.m. PST

MC LeSingeDew, of course you are right. According to the book "Duizend miljoen maal vervloekt land"(or thousand million times cursed land), the dutch brigade used French material (shoes shako's etc) but even French stores were empty.
There is one story that on january 31st 1810 the Ministry of Defence ordered to send a convoi with goods to Spain. On juni 1st 1810 the convoi was ready,it arrived in Spain on january 24st 1811 (The Kingdom of Holland didn't exist then anymore) but when the wagons were opened everything had rotten, was smelling terible and was (partially ? not usable.

pbishop12 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 5:53 p.m. PST

I use Firing Line 28MM figures. French with side plumes on the shakos. Look great. One battalion in pink facings, the other in light blue.

spontoon Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 9:45 p.m. PST

The Dutch uniforms for the peninsula were from the Kingdom of Holland 1806-1810, under Louis Bonaparte. King Ludwig.

Not at all like the Waterloo Dutch above. White coats in a style similar to the French, but slight differences. Headgears slightly different, too. Light infantry in green. Quite striking flags.

There's an Osprey covering the subject. Dutch-Belgian troops of the Napoleonic wars.

Probably not a difficult conversion from French, if using plastic 28mm figures.

Lord Raglan Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 7:34 a.m. PST

On relection, I wish I had not started this division, its a bloody minefield.

Raglan (with headache)

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