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Tango0117 Feb 2020 9:55 p.m. PST

"The majority of ordinary troops in one of Napoleon's armies were conscripts, with the actual individuals decided by lottery. Inevitably there were many ordinary people who did not share Napoleon's enthusiasm for military glory, and evasion was widespread, but those who could not escape or pay for a substitute could find themselves in almost any part of Europe, helping to build and maintain the emperor's empire. Towards the end of the wars the huge losses of men, and the increasingly effective resistance of the rest of Europe, meant it became even more difficult to find new soldiers and to train and equip them. The same however is not true in this hobby, as there are many sets depicting such troops, including some, like this one, showing them simply on the move…"




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Tango0118 Feb 2020 11:51 a.m. PST



Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2020 12:04 p.m. PST

From 1800-1815 a total of 2,646,957 were levied by the conscription. Of that total, approximately 1,350,000 were actually called up for active duty. The remainder were put on reserve status and stayed home.

von Winterfeldt18 Feb 2020 12:43 p.m. PST

the look like late 19th century marching, more for French of 1870 but not for 1805

Tango0119 Feb 2020 10:55 a.m. PST

Thanks Kevin!.


Widowson27 Mar 2020 11:46 a.m. PST

If the troops are in greatcoat, I don't see how they would not have the colors furled and cased.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2020 12:34 p.m. PST

an expert review as always from these folk. They certainly agreed about the colours flying as imcorrect

Tango0127 Mar 2020 3:13 p.m. PST

Happy you like them my good friend!. (smile)


Snapper6930 Mar 2020 2:45 a.m. PST

All with 2 crossbelts and sabres, but no epaulettes. They are, therefore, either French sergeants or Saxon infantry.

Widowson03 Apr 2020 1:47 p.m. PST

More Frenchmen in greatcoats. Except for the shako, they might as well be WW I. And except for the marine artillery units of 1813, I've go no use for them.

Marc the plastics fan03 Apr 2020 4:04 p.m. PST

I would have use for them if they didn't keep giving them two chest straps


What is wrong with these people'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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