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Wunsche12 Mar 2023 10:04 a.m. PST

First and foremost, I apologize for seeking help here. Seems everyone is able to do what I am struggling with here…

I would like to post my pictures that are on my Apple computer, but I can't figure out how to embed the pictures into my TMP post (despite reading the FAQ).

Help, please? Thanks in advance.

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Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian12 Mar 2023 10:54 a.m. PST

you need to host them online, then link from there. See the FAQ

Wunsche13 Mar 2023 12:25 p.m. PST

Thanks. I have now figured it out so here goes with the links! I would love to get some constructive feedback so that I can up my game.




1809andallthat15 Mar 2023 10:38 a.m. PST

Great job – I think they look excellent. Two things that did jump out at me: 1) the brown trousers!? not sure what this is supposed to represent but it is not a look I have ever seen in any illustration or on any other figures. 2) the officer's lapels should be in the coat colour not the facing colour.

Hope that is useful

Wunsche15 Mar 2023 8:41 p.m. PST

Thank you for the feedback!

I overdid the pants. The thought/story behind the brown pants is that on campaign the white uniform pants would wear out, rip, etc. and since the Austrians were strapped for cash, the replacement pants were sourced from the locals. However, I definitely should have had a smaller percentage going rogue.

1809andallthat17 Mar 2023 9:19 a.m. PST

I thought that might be the logic. However, campaigning in the Danube valley is not quite Spain and has some important differences. Taking 1809 as an example, the campaign is relatively short (4 months) and after the retreat from Bavaria was largely centred around Vienna. This was close to the Austria supply depots and even the Austrian supply system should have had time to replenish items between Aspern and Wagram.

If you did need to patch your trousers I suspect brown cloth wouldn't have been used. Given that the Landwehr (bottom of the pecking order in issuance) were predominately uniformed in white or grey trousers there appears to be no apparent shortage of white or grey trousers and by extension no reason to think that brown was the only available colour of cloth for patches.

If you want to show a 'campaign' look you might be better off starting with the shoes/boots. There is a quote from the Archduke Charles in "Austrian Grenadiers & Infantry 1788-1816" by Dave Hollins:

'In many shoes, the sole is made of cardboard, so that in the first rain, the shoe separates; the jackets and shirts are full of loose threads and the trousers so short that I can hardly wear them' (Archduke Charles was only 5 feet tall).

Further Hollins' writes 'Footwear was in such short supply in 1809 that FML Jellacic had to requisition 50,000 pairs in Munich. Frequent rest days were required, both to allow supplies to catch up and to repair footwear and clean equipment'.

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