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Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2017 4:12 p.m. PST

I have some of these .. but what confuses me is their lack of epaulettes. Which units do they represent and how should I paint them (also what else coudl I use them for?)

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Thank you (this confusion is after 40 years of Napoelonics!)

Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2017 4:12 p.m. PST

I have some of these .. but what confuses me is their lack of epaulettes. Which units do they represent and how should I paint them (also what else coudl I use them for?)

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Thank you (this confusion is after 40 years of Napoelonics!)

Sho Boki08 Sep 2017 6:07 p.m. PST

Young Guard Flanqueurs with wrong gaiters or Pupilles.
May be even Visla Legion.
Or Westphalian and Saxon infantry.
Or French Line and Light Infantry in Bardin.

Looks like very universal figures.

Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2017 6:22 p.m. PST

Campaign dress.

Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2017 3:18 a.m. PST

I agree sho – they look very universal!

Valmy9209 Sep 2017 5:53 a.m. PST

I'd say young guard tirailleurs, post 1812 Bardin jacket. They weren't supposed to have epaulettes until 1815, some may have had them unofficially before then.

Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2017 6:52 a.m. PST

Thank you @valmy – I've been doing research in the wrong books. I'll have a rootle for some images

Lord Hill09 Sep 2017 12:02 p.m. PST

Sir Able, I have some of the same figs and have been meaning for AGES to take some pics and ask the same question on here. So, thank you!

Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2017 12:18 p.m. PST

Lord Hill – thank you. I'm pleased I wasn't the only one confused

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