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trailape Inactive Member25 Oct 2017 4:56 p.m. PST

Hi Guys
So who's guns did the Netherland's forces use during The 100 Days?
British or French?

Madmac64 Inactive Member25 Oct 2017 4:56 p.m. PST

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C M DODSON25 Oct 2017 8:55 p.m. PST

Interesting picture for this question.

The Netherlands forces were effectively organised and equipped as per the French. Open trailed 6Pdrs and 5.5 inch howitzers. Source Adkin.

Best wishes. Chris

Artilleryman26 Oct 2017 12:08 a.m. PST

As Chris says, their equipment was basically French including harness and ancillary equipment. There is some discussion as to whether they were still painted French artillery green or some other colour. I have assumed the former and paint my models accordingly.

trailape Inactive Member26 Oct 2017 1:55 a.m. PST

As I expected

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2017 10:51 a.m. PST

You mean you really believe this is the final word on "Dutch" anything in 1815?

Netherlands 1815 is a minefield. Did they have the rear peak on the shako, so typical of Austria? Did the Foot artillery have that unique plaque shown in the Brussels Museum etc etc etc…

Or how much was actually 1816/17, when they do seem to have been re-equipped, whether North or South Netherlands, Belgium/Dutch, Flemish/Walloon, Spanish or Austrian Netherlands, so many other terms?…

Three Armies26 Oct 2017 4:53 p.m. PST

As Deadhead has eluded to, with 1815 Dutch Belgian army conjecture is your new best friend.

waaslandwarrior27 Oct 2017 12:40 a.m. PST

If anybody knows, it will be Erwin Mijlwijk.

His website is at
Where you can also order his excellent and very detailed books on the Dutch-Belgian army at the Waterloo campaign.

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