Help support TMP

"Picked up a French shako for my war room!" Topic

20 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Storage and Transport Message Board

Back to the Napoleonic Discussion Message Board

Back to the Blogs of War Message Board

Areas of Interest


1,125 hits since 13 May 2019
©1994-2019 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Lord Ashram13 May 2019 12:23 p.m. PST


Hi all!

Well, after a long wait, I used some squirrelled-away fun funds to pick up something I had my eyes on for a LONG time… a Napoleonic French shako!

And on top of that, the gent who made it (Willem from Shakos GBL) agreed to a short interview, so not only do I have some photos of my own shako, but I have some other great photos and some interesting information to boot!

So come on by and take a peek!



French Wargame Holidays13 May 2019 1:20 p.m. PST

Nice, I have one from Pakistan, not as nice as yours I think!

HercÚ Salon de Guerre

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2019 1:50 p.m. PST


Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2019 2:56 p.m. PST

It looks great. Is it full size? If it is, then that is one big TV screen!

Lord Ashram13 May 2019 3:19 p.m. PST

Hah! It is full size:) The TV is good sized, but not HUGE… there are people with MUCH larger TVs out there:)

14Bore13 May 2019 3:53 p.m. PST

Way cool

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2019 4:01 p.m. PST


Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2019 4:35 p.m. PST


oldnorthstate13 May 2019 5:29 p.m. PST

very nice.

Nine pound round13 May 2019 5:57 p.m. PST

Whatever else they say about COL Elting on this site, he was inarguably right about one thing…."instrument of torture!"

wrgmr113 May 2019 6:45 p.m. PST

Fantastic addition!

Oberlindes Sol LIC13 May 2019 8:09 p.m. PST


Kevin in Albuquerque Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2019 8:13 p.m. PST

That's very cool. Well done.

Marcel180913 May 2019 11:51 p.m. PST

willem Pet and his wife are long time re enactors (85e de ligne) and wwillem is a very skilled craftsman who knows his bussiness and always strives for a good and authentic looking product. GBL is highly recommended

14Bore14 May 2019 2:35 a.m. PST

For me being a Prussian/ Russian aficionado a Prussian would be to plain but a Russian with cords would be awesome

setsuko14 May 2019 3:53 a.m. PST

That's very neat! One of those "bucket list" things I'll try to cross off at some point. :)

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP14 May 2019 4:15 a.m. PST

Very cool! I've been thinking about getting one for years. Maybe when I retire…

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 6:00 a.m. PST

That is great!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 8:02 a.m. PST


Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2019 10:37 p.m. PST

Lord A, wonderful stuff as always.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.