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whiffwaff Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 5:44 a.m. PST

Hi Guys,

I was hoping to pick you brains…

I'm looking to collate some info on uniforms for this period, Looking at 1859.

I'm particularly interested in Sardinian forces. I need pictures of the equipment each soldier carried. Also does any company out there actually make figures in 28mm for this period.

Its probably staring me in the face but I'm a bit stuck at the moment.



JonFreitag23 Jan 2013 6:59 a.m. PST

Mirliton has a good looking range for 28mm although I haven'e seen any of the 28mm figures personally. I do have a large collection of their 15mm figures for the 1859 campaign and they are very nice.


For Sardinian uniforms, there are a number of uniform pictures on the web. Photos from the murals at San Martino are on my blog depicting Sardinians in action.

If you have a specific request, leave a comment on my blog and I try to assist.


whiffwaff Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 7:04 a.m. PST

Thanks Jon,

Greatly appreciated.

IR1Lothringen23 Jan 2013 7:37 a.m. PST

Try here. link

May be of help.


ancientsgamer Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 8:18 a.m. PST

If I am not mistaken, Mirliton may be closer to 25mm rather than 28mm. Their figures are very, very nice though….

Green Tiger23 Jan 2013 9:01 a.m. PST

At the risk of sounding like a broken record – Irregular do a small range.

ottenfeld Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 2:20 p.m. PST


You may wish to try the book: "L'Esercito Piemontese alla Vigilia Seconda Guerra per l'independenza dell'Italia 1849-1859'' by Melani/Riccardi. It is in Italian, but has lots of illustrations.

Mirliton 28 MM figures are nice, but some of the poses are a bit stiff – not unlike Minifigs poses.

marsaglia Inactive Member03 Feb 2013 3:51 a.m. PST

You may also get "Montebello 20 maggio 1859", italian-english text, avlailable from Tuttostoria Editore ( 24 €0.00 EUR There you can find 19 full colour uniform plates, depicting Piedmontese Cavalleggeri, French Line,Chasseurs and Artillery, Austrian Infantry, Grenzer, Jagers, Artillerymen, Lancers and Hussars,with standards and flags as well.

Royal Marine11 Feb 2013 10:36 p.m. PST

Osprey: Solferino 1859.




Chouan Inactive Member14 Feb 2013 12:27 a.m. PST

Those Mirliton figures that I've seen (I have a few of their 15th century range) are very good.

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