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BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 6:00 a.m. PST

I am tossing this out to see what other sources and uniform plates I may have missed during my own search. I am starting a project to create forces for 1794-1799, and would love to add the variety of uniforms of the various German states. Any suggestions and sources are welcome.

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

The Osprey books on the Bavarian Army of the Napoleonic Wars and the Armies of Hesse in the Napoleonic Wars cover the revolutionary period as well:



Also Haythornthwaite's Uniforms of the French Revolutionary Wars covers some of the armies of the German States as well:


Garde de Paris04 Aug 2017 7:36 a.m. PST

My favorite source materials back in the 1960's were Knoetel and Lienhart & Humbert. Knoetel (both?) may be on this site:



Chad4704 Aug 2017 8:11 a.m. PST

W J Rawkins do an excellent e-book on the Saxons. The one difficulty you will find (as I have) is that depending on scale figures are not always available. As far as I am aware this applies particularly to Bavarians in the Rumford helmet. I am building similar forces and for example use Prussian for Hessians and Saxons and will probably used modified British for Hanoverians.

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

Thanks so far. I actually found that I do have a few of these sources (thanks for the reminders….), and dug through a few others. Chad47 I game in 15/18mm so I am experiencing some of this. Yes the Prussians will work fine for Hessians, and the Eureka Saxons seem to still work well from what I can tell.

Will have to see what else is out there. I think eventually we shall see some Blue Moon figures to fill in the revolutionary holes. Time will tell…….

Garde de Paris04 Aug 2017 10:38 a.m. PST

I don't know what happened to that last link, but might this be better for Knoetel?



Prince of Essling Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 12:18 p.m. PST

Also have a look at the Vinkhuijzen Collection of Military Uniforms link

HappyHussar04 Aug 2017 8:28 p.m. PST

I have been doing research on this period for a computer game I am working on. I have assembled quite a group of images on my PC for this period. Would love to paint up some 15mm miniatures for this period. The French National Guard units were so numerous! Legions, Paris National Guard, NG units, and then add in the Emigre' units, Dutch Republic, etc. Just a lot of new units I had never seen before.

If you need images let me know. I would be happy to send you any images I have.

Brownand05 Aug 2017 4:33 a.m. PST

Just a notice for Hesse Kassel troops. Grenadiers wore a bearskin cap. Osprey don't show these afaik.

Prince of Essling Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 7:12 a.m. PST

Hesse Kassel link
Baden link


Wurttemburg link

Prince of Essling Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 7:18 a.m. PST

Bavaria (Bayerisches Heer, J. A. Drexler )
(Bayerische Armee, Emil Kühlmann)

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 7:41 a.m. PST

Wow, thanks everyone for the input. This a great collection of resources!!

Prince of Essling Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 3:04 p.m. PST

1802 link
1800 link

1784 onwards


summerfield08 Aug 2017 2:29 a.m. PST

David Wright's books on Wurttemberg Armies are excellent. There is reference to the earlier period as it deals with the 1800-1815 period.

Cavalry, Staff and Artillery



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