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Artilleryman06 Jan 2019 8:23 a.m. PST

Does anyone know a good source for a 28mm figure of a coachman suitable for the Schilling 18th Century coach. Preferably I would like one in a multi-caped coat and a tricorne suitable for the Napoleonic Wars. Any ideas?

bogdanwaz06 Jan 2019 9:30 a.m. PST

Eureka has set of Regency era civilians that include a coachman and several passengers. Not quite the dress you are looking for however. They don't appear to be on the website but there are pictures in this post from the Lead Adventure Forum:

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I got mine by emailing Nic at Eureka.

Artilleryman06 Jan 2019 11:49 a.m. PST

Thanks for that. A good start point and some interesting figures. However, I think I need to keep looking.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2019 4:57 a.m. PST

Schilling of course does offer a coachman, but he is a fairly rustic looking chap. Not the sort of livery one would expect for a Prince, King or Emperor.

TMP link

I used the coach for Louis XVIII but did a bit to alter it nearer to early XIXth C appearance (but not enough, I should have done C springs, flattened the roof and centred the door). My main change was to use postillions and four horses.

Warlord do Boney's coach with cloaked postillions, but not available separately and they do not wear a tricorne, as you requested. (Odd choice for Napoleonic Era )

Tell us more about the setting and your plans. Bet a simple head swap could do this

Winston Smith07 Jan 2019 7:31 a.m. PST

My postillion has been struck by lightning.

Artilleryman07 Jan 2019 8:40 a.m. PST

Thank you Winston. So anyway…

Deadhead, maybe bicorne would be more accurate and a head swop is part of my planning. I chose that hat as you find that it persisted amongst liveried and other civilian drivers (not necessarily postillions) for some years into the 19th Century. Look at the Queen's coaches during an official ceremony. I thought the driver from the Tsar's coach in the Black Hussar range would fit, but it was not to be.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2019 10:34 a.m. PST

Something like these chaps who are French and of our era of interest. Large Bicornes, which grew even taller by 1815/16, as fashion dictated;


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Artilleryman08 Jan 2019 7:55 a.m. PST

Deadhead, that is a great source. This is just the sort of thing I am after. Thanks.

Arcane Steve Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 8:55 a.m. PST

Could you use the Trent Miniatures British Drum Major as a conversion – nice uniform and a bicorne!

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They also do a more rustic cart driver and spare heads in bicornes. Check the equipment section:

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 2:08 p.m. PST

Arcane S gets the prize.

Coachmen tended to wear archaic outfits (funnily the pics I showed are 1820s French, but nothing changed for decades), so what is shown in his link is brilliant. I will exploit what is shown by him. Perfect and not easily found.

See the round hats! Not just the bicornes. If only…..this would have saved me so much work on Boney's two carriages etc.

Thanks!

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