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Krisztian04 Nov 2022 4:06 p.m. PST


I painted the Polish Legion in 15mm. They fought in the Hungarian army against Austrians in 1848-49.

There are infantry in the early white coat and the later blue ones.

The Polish artillery crew had the same uniform but with black stripes on the facings.

All figures are from Honvéd Miniatures. You can see more photos about them here:

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2022 6:49 p.m. PST

those look great, nicely done.

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2022 2:29 a.m. PST

Hi Krisztian,

Lovely work, as always. Thanks for posting.

Interested in what you say about the 'early' white coat and 'later' blue ones. From my fallible memory, and without looking at any references, I thought the white coats were Wysocki's Polish Legion in the main theatre, while the blue were the other Polish Legion raised by Bem in Transylvania from prisoners of war. Is that wrong?


Hungary 1848 books:

Krisztian07 Nov 2022 1:10 p.m. PST

Hi ChrisBBB2,

According to my sources, in the beginning, all Polish infantry wore white coat but all of them got new blue coats in the spring of 1849.

I read it in this book:

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2022 4:07 p.m. PST

Ah, OK, thanks, Krisztian. I've got the Barcy & Somogyi book but it's temporarily packed away, so I couldn't check it before I asked.

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