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KoppiBlogger22 Jul 2018 1:38 a.m. PST

Maybe the most of you, my dear readers, know the story. Here in Germany, this is not so.But maybe you are also interested in this small introduction.
For me it started with a book and a film, that I saw years ago. Then I found the different miniatures and now, here is my report.
Blogpost in german and english.

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

Das sehr genossen. Ich werde das Buch lesen, das Sie empfehlen, da ich es vorher noch nicht gesehen hatte. Ich hoffe, Sie nehmen die Zeit gerne.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2018 7:10 a.m. PST

I like the miniatures!

How's the book?

Skeptic22 Jul 2018 7:57 a.m. PST

Glad to see some interest in the War of 1812 from across the Atlantic. There were many interesting battles and skirmishes, including some that involved small naval elements such as gunboats.

Here are a couple:



And another different unit:


Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2018 9:44 a.m. PST

I am 81, and it is too late for me to do other than think about adding new troops, or a new theater. I am not "slavish" in my armies, preferring to paint units that were "in theater" rather than at a specific battle.

But for those who have French Old Guard Grenadiers in full dress, one of the militia units on the firing line at New Orleans was so dressed! You already had one unit.

US regulars could come from these shown, new purchase.

Lafitte's pirates? How many does one need, and mostly gunners?

The British, of course, would mostly be 1815 Waterloo era, so many of us have more than enough to represent Packenham's force.

Kentucky riflemen needed, guess at "Free men of color" battalion.



AICUSV23 Jul 2018 2:32 p.m. PST

Ray surly you could find a use for these figures in Spain. I'm reminded of the story of the 24th PVI retuning from the Valley in August 1861. They had to wear their overcoats because the condition of their uniforms would embarrass the Ladies of Philadelphia.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2018 4:33 p.m. PST

I live just down the road from the site of the Battle of the Thames and there is a re-enactment there every year

Good to see interest in the War of 1812 in the Fatherland!

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