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"Uniforms of the Archduke Charle's Legion" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 3:37 p.m. PST

Of possible interest?



davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

Great stuff for those wanting some variety in their Austrian forces.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 10:13 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


Druzhina29 Jan 2018 1:26 a.m. PST
Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2018 1:36 a.m. PST

Very interesting. But which headgear was worn on which campaigns by which units?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

Many thanks!.


Prince of Essling29 Jan 2018 1:22 p.m. PST

Allemande's "The Austrian Army 1630-1840" shows the top hat with a white plume worn by the 1800 legion. See second figure from the left as you view: link
Also centre figure at: link
1792 used the casquet – see centre figure at; link
and left hand figure at: link
Enrico Acerbi's articles on the 1809 Austrian army shows the shako see almost at the bottom of the page at: link
Eder's illustrations of Landwehr fro 1809 may include the Legion – see link

HappyHussar Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2018 8:35 a.m. PST

The Austrian army of the First and Second Coalitions offers a wide variety of unit types. Anything from the typical German and Hungarian infantry to hussars, chevaulegers, dragoons, light dragoons, Feld jager, Grenzer units to the myriad of small freikorps formations. Add in those Royalist units and you really get a wide variety to choose from.

The French army also for that period had quite a few different units as well the National Garde (only the War of the First Coalition) came in many flavors. Something like 40+ different uniforms at least for infantry, cavalry and the artillery. Check out the Moselle Legion or other National Garde uniforms for a sample.

If I painted miniatures again I would paint those two armies for that time period.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2018 9:51 a.m. PST

Good choise my friend!.


John Edmundson31 Jan 2018 7:33 p.m. PST

"But which headgear was worn on which campaigns by which units?"

Hollin's MAA299 says that for 1809 "this Legion wore black shakos (probably corsehuts for the 1st Battalion) with green plumes." The corsehut theory is probably based on the fact that the 1st Battalion was known as the Waltrich Jager and was recruited from hunters and foresters.

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