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nickinsomerset02 May 2022 5:46 a.m. PST

Some time ago I painted Austrian and Prussian 10mm armies. I also have some Russian. I have a lot of surplus Prussian figures, how close will they be to Russians? Except the obvious Russian waistcoat,


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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2022 9:41 a.m. PST

The Grenadiers look different – that unique Russian grenadier cap is something else

The Russians did not have infantry in that odd little fusilier cap that the Prussians had – so that's out too

As to musketeers, the Russian tricorne was I think a touch bigger (but only a touch) and their coats were a little longer and fuller – also some of the Prussian cuffs would have been different, but I don't think any of those would make much of a difference in 10mm; the one thing that was very different as you note was in the summer many Russian infantry units discarded their coats and campaigned in their red waist coats, which the Prussians never did; as long as they are still wearing their coats I would say you are good to go

Augustus02 May 2022 1:00 p.m. PST

I am not sure I would see much difference at 20mm other than coloring….

clibinarium02 May 2022 2:48 p.m. PST

They might be better used for smaller German states that fought on either side of the war and wore the Prussian cut of uniforms. Bavarians or Hessians for example. Certainly, the differences (cuffs for example) will be pretty irrelevant in 10mm.

marmont1814 Sponsoring Member of TMP05 May 2022 8:03 a.m. PST

Paint them how you want as long as you are happy, but since most Russians fought in waistcoats you wont have them like that and the grenadiers or pandours, no Cossacks, but go for it saves money

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