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Carlos Von B01 Nov 2018 5:40 a.m. PST

Hi,

I am relatively new to Napoleonics and am aquiring lots of second hand figures. Please could I have some help with these. Nation and unit type please figure manufacturer if possible.

A:

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B:
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C:

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khanscom01 Nov 2018 5:48 a.m. PST

A: These appear to be French cuirassiers (l) and French dragoons (r). I think the blue saddlecloth on the
dragoon figures may be incorrect.
B: Possibly Berg infantry?
C: French dragoons.
Not sure of the manufacturer(s) but the figures in C may be Battle Honors.

21eRegt01 Nov 2018 5:50 a.m. PST

I'd hazzard that the infantry are Westphalian. "A" are French cuirassiers and "D" are French (possibly Northern Italian) dragoons. I'd wager that all are Old Glory figures.

Carlos Von B01 Nov 2018 5:58 a.m. PST

The cavalry in A all have carbines (sorry this is not clear on the picture), I thought French Dragoons had green jackets?

The cavalry in C came in a box that was allegedly all Russian? This is probably where I am getting confused?

Carlos Von B01 Nov 2018 6:10 a.m. PST

Couple more pictures of (A):

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Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 6:30 a.m. PST

First is ugly, meant to be cuirassiers, maybe lancashire?

Second is definite ely (I just based them! ) 13th line of Grand Duchy of Warsaw circa 1812-13
Ex fantassin miniaturas / capitan minis.

Third is French dragoon ( one needs to straighten his saber) from AB.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 7:15 a.m. PST

No way A is Old Glory – maybe Minifigs? (Identical horse and poses dates these to pre-Old Glory though these look a little thick for Minifigs)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 7:29 a.m. PST

The green in the first picture is a trumpeter of cuirassiers, but not on a grey horse, with black sheepskin, as usual.

The two dragoons are officers to judge by the pistol holster arrangement.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 11:25 a.m. PST

Cuirassiers, not:
Lancashire, AB, Battle honours, Capitan, Bluemoon, Old glory, Campaign, not Essex either.
That I know of, remains Warrior ( likely) hardly the elongated horse of Museum, not like old Tabletop ( would be small?).
Mystery thickens.

Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 12:03 p.m. PST

Heritage?

marmont1814 Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 2:04 p.m. PST

they look like a cross between a few figure manufacturer and Battle honours but could be from the captain general range, they look French in A, dragoons even the blue look dragoons painted wrong, the B looks like a polish regt 13th, the infantry shakos have a square looking top, C is more dragoons poss. painted as Italian regts, if the box was labelled Russian perhaps they where referring to the Russian Campaign 1812?

Murvihill01 Nov 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

The polish had one squadron of cuirassier, that could be them? And one regiment of infantry was in white.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 12:56 a.m. PST

A are cuirassiers and intended to be I think. I can see a cuirasse, I see fringed epaulettes, which only elite co dragoons would have worn and they have steel helmets not brass…the green figure is a trumpeter but on the wrong horse colour.

The Czapka look in B is more evident in the rear view. But I think that is the shako cords creating that illusion. Poles, only Grenadier co used that headgear as I understand.


C. Nothing Russian looking about them…not remotely. French officers, possibly Italian? Pre Bardin reforms and lovely figures. (Must be AB then!)

baxterj02 Nov 2018 4:00 p.m. PST

The two Dragoon officers are ABs. The infantry in white are Warmodelling/Fantassin.

baxterj02 Nov 2018 4:01 p.m. PST

sorry, i think one is the officer figure, the other trooper

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2018 12:30 a.m. PST

Does either have a fringed epaulette on left shoulder? Plus both are riding officers horses whatever (or some of heavy cavalry troopers of the Imperial Guard, but not dragoons)

Carlos Von B03 Nov 2018 3:41 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the comments and help.

Deadhead, (A) all epulettes are fringed on all models, (C) no fringed epaulettes.

In summary.

(A) French cuirassiers – unknown manufacturer.

(B) 13th Inf Regt The Grand Duchy of Warsaw – Capitan Miniatures

(C) French Dragoons – Probably AB Miniatures.

Thanks again for all the help, I am sure I will be back before long with more questions. :)

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