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vladk197628 Apr 2020 12:38 p.m. PST

I can see there are two sets available French Napoleonic Infantry Battalion 1807-1814 and French Napoleonic Line Infantry 1812-1815. Apart from 1815 year for the second set, what is the difference? I am planning to build couple of brigades for french, so there's need in some line infantry…

Fanch du Leon28 Apr 2020 1:12 p.m. PST

Officially, The French uniform in 1812 became the so called "Bardin" uniform, replacing the "habit veste" more or less unchanged since 1791. But in 1812 most regiments went to freeze in Russia with the habit veste. Many units in 1813 Germany were still issued with the old uniform. Only in 1815, was la Grande Armée fully issued with the Bardin. So, concretely, your brigades should be dressed with the 1807-1814 box if you play Spain and South of France, 1809 Austria or 1812 Russia. You can mix both for the Befreiung Krieg (Saxony 1813) and only Bardin for Waterloo. If you want to play before 1807 (Austerlitz, Iena…), the 1807 box is available if you buy their metal heads set in bicorne.

vladk197628 Apr 2020 4:17 p.m. PST

thanks a lot!

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2020 8:24 p.m. PST

Fanch du Leon's comments are excellent.
Regards to the figures themselves: The later period go together faster, having fewer parts, and about half have greatcoats.
The earlier, newer sets (there are two-one is mostly line infantry with a few lights and the other is mostly lights with a few line) are more tedious to assemble but look great when done..

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2020 1:16 a.m. PST

The quality of the 1807-14 set is also exceptional for plastics. My choice would be to buy these over the other set (which are very good by the way ) if these would fit in with your project. The only down side is that there will be a lot of piping to paint ☺

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