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cry baby joe31 Dec 2018 5:43 a.m. PST

Was the Shako always black for line battalions or was some cover used ? I was trying to find evidence of shako covers and came up blank. Excuse my ignorance as I'm just starting in the period. Thanks

BillyNM31 Dec 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

According to the Osprey MAA #76 Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1): Infantry a black waterproof cover could be worn over the shako. It seems to be shown an a plate in the Osprey Warrior #4 Austrian Grenadiers and Infantry 1788-1816 but if so it's very close fitting. A quick Google didn't turn up any illustrations but I know some manufacturers make them with shako covers.

cry baby joe31 Dec 2018 3:53 p.m. PST

Thanks for the reply

Prince of Essling31 Dec 2018 5:30 p.m. PST

See drawings by Johann Adam Klein/Georg Schafer.
Left hand figure:
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Grenadiers
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Prince of Essling31 Dec 2018 5:50 p.m. PST

See drawings by Johann Adam Klein/Georg Schafer.
Left hand figure:
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Grenadiers
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cry baby joe01 Jan 2019 7:03 a.m. PST

All great info. I stumbled on Eagle figures and found Austrians in greatcoat. A good start for the new year

grenadier corporal01 Jan 2019 8:09 a.m. PST

I've come across such covers only for the grenadier caps.The Hungarian fusilier is seen from the rear, leaving doubts.

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