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DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Mar 2017 1:22 p.m. PST

Asking for specific 28mm figure recommendations, and/or figures plus modifications suggested. Most of my French figures are Perry metal and plastic, so anything that might go with those.

Several years back I posted some questions about various French units for Montmirail. I've waded through those, and thought I would ask in a combined topic and see if there are any changes in thoughts and figure availability.

I am looking for a few specific units to complete, as everything else is on hand and painted.

1. 1st Regiment Eclaireurs seems like I could just use Perry Plastic Hussars with shakos? I believe the historical shako was some bit shorter than the Hussar shako, but I doubt that will matter at 28mm. They would need lances as weapons?

2. 2nd Regiment Eclaireurs use Perry Plastic Dragoons, but add British stovepipe shakos taken out of the Perry plastics packs. They would need lances as weapons?

3. 3rd Regiment Eclaireurs use Perry metal Polish Lancers campaign dress?

Then there are the foot I still need (all from the 2nd Guard Division) -

4. Velites of Turin and Velites of Florence

5. Flanqueur-Chasseur Regiment

6. Flanqueur-Grenadier Regiment

7. Fusilier-Chasseur Regiment

8. Fusilier-Grenadier Regiment

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 2:06 p.m. PST

Good luck with 2e Eclaireurs. Depends how fussy you are. You could use the Perry Chasseurs a Cheval with cylindric shako, sword armed, on ACW cavalry horses. Lance armed for front rank more challenging.

Snag is the 2e Eclaireurs sported a single breasted surtout jacket. Everyone else modelled has a jacket with folded back lapels and two outer rows of buttons. Some background here;

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Le Breton06 Mar 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

Deadhead, I just looked at your conversions via the links you posted : very very impressive ! I could not try that with figures even twice the size as those you re-worked.
"Chapeau bas !"

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 4:01 p.m. PST

Scout Grens are tricky--partly Old Guard and partly Young Guard with different uniforms, and only the first rank had lances. The good news is that given the short life of the regiment and supply difficulties, you should be able to cut yourself some slack. I've never done primary research on this one, but I remember the Osprey and the Historex postcard as being reasonably sane and consistent with one anther.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 4:25 p.m. PST

you employ a good scratch builder and painter to do it for you. ;) link

Murvihill07 Mar 2017 10:38 a.m. PST

The fusiliers were basically in respective Old Guard uniform but with a shako instead of a bearskin. The shako had both cords and chevrons. IIRC the velites were in similar uniforms. If you have old guard figures and line grenadier heads with shakos that should do.

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