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Double G Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 6:11 p.m. PST

I posted in the 19th century marketplace as I am looking for the four Osprey MAA titles on the Franco Prussian war.

Short of those, does anyone have any suggestions for books with uniform plates in them on this conflict as I am new to the period and need painting guides for my figures.

Any suggestions for this newbie would be appreciated…………

Vintage Wargaming10 Mar 2017 7:30 p.m. PST

I have some very old Wargames Foundry painting instructions which date to the first release of their FPW range posted (with their permission) on Vintage Wargaming. A good guide to the basic troop types, you can find them here:


Repiqueone10 Mar 2017 8:39 p.m. PST

Tom Nutt, Franco-Prussian War Uniform Guide in three volumes cannot be beaten for a overall painting guide at a reasonable price. Published by Outpost Games.

Other sources are available, and a lot of good art, but for wargame purposes, and at a good price, this is your best bet.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member10 Mar 2017 8:48 p.m. PST

Check out the TDFG Yahoo Group or 1870 Yahoo Group. Look in the photo section. You will need to register with Yahoo! which is very easy to do.



Perris070710 Mar 2017 9:47 p.m. PST

Get on Pinterest! There are hundreds of pictures on the Franco Prussian War.

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 11:17 p.m. PST

I think that the publisher is called Outpost Wargame Services. The books are wonderful sources of information. Pretty much all that you will need.

KTravlos Inactive Member11 Mar 2017 4:53 a.m. PST

You can find the French volumes of the Osprey's on Kindle.

or the Prussians I consider the Burce Basset Powell book very good.


Double G Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I appreciate it………

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 10:24 a.m. PST

The ospreys will serve you well.
For the teutons you can add the treasures from
Including some of the reserves in funny dress.

If you do the republicans do keep in mind everything is rushed, a lot is decentralized.
Some if not most of the reserve cavalry/ march squadrons will have the older unifiorm and not the ones from reforms a few years before.

The mobiles were dressed by the département with what they had quickly, and as cheap as possible whithin a reasonable uniform way as close as regulation as possible.
So many types of blues, or even grey ( the cheapest , easiest worker shade). Caps were easy to make and fashionable so many theoretically shako or dragoon hats wearing guy got them instead.

Double G Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 1:11 p.m. PST

Wow, thanks Jcfrog, that link is tremendous.

Am looking forward to this, wanted to dive into this period for a long time, finally decided to do it, already glad I did………….

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member11 Mar 2017 11:07 p.m. PST

Check out some of our TDFG games.


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