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SHaT198404 Mar 2022 12:39 p.m. PST

Thought others may appreciate this site for its depictions of many French officers and commanders of the era with large scale models (1/32 + 54mm?).
'Collection Hachette : Maréchaux d'Empire, Généraux et figures historiques' .
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Nothing very orginal, but I think the photos are not too bad. Beware, there are some mistakes that will scare specialists. The ranks are those of the end of the Empire. Generals named marshals are marked with an asterisk.

In the right column, by way of comparison, if any, the figurines of the Del Prado collection to 1/18th.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2022 7:58 a.m. PST

Beautiful. A really nice resource and a link I will save

SHaT198405 Mar 2022 11:35 a.m. PST

Cheers Liam, while I am no particlar fan of the 'toy soldier' look common in this size of models, I do like to see the personalisation of these figurines AND the added variation and thought that has gone into their 'office' uniform that to my mind fits their descriptions.
Compared with the puffery and bravado of formal portraits ;-) .

So I will use this (only uncovered this week) resource for my own custom 'army of commanders'.

As I've propounded for many years, regulations were only guidelines and many, many even senior commanders (ie Lannes!) couldn't handle their finances very well (and therefore their dress).

Even worse amongst the Russians according to Mikaberidze (ie Prince Bagration!).
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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2022 11:33 a.m. PST

I always think any extra info can be taken on a "take it or leave it basis" basis.

What you have shown here is a resource that may, or may not always, be 100% accurate. I am a rivet counter (that is the phrase I prefer as it is applied to WWII AFVs) not a button counter. Dawson's recent book tells me we that we really do have to rethink everything that "we knew" about 1815 uniforms

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