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Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2023 5:39 p.m. PST

I need a new period like I need a hole in my head, but, are the Prussian uniforms of 1864 similar to the ones in 1870?

nickinsomerset30 Oct 2023 1:46 a.m. PST

Main difference is the helmet which was taller. However it is likely that some of the older pattern were still in use in 1870,

Tally Ho!

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2023 5:28 a.m. PST

Do it in 6mm or 10mm and a Pickelhaube is a Pickelhaube!

Go for it: an 1864/1866/1870 Prussian army will see plenty of action and it is such an interesting period that will give you great games.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2023 7:36 a.m. PST

@ChrisBBB2 It may morph into 10mm since I have Prussians in that scale already.

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2023 2:34 p.m. PST

OK, as for the opposition, there's some scope for multi-purpose figures there too. For your basic Danish line infantry, you could go with either:
- blue-grey greatcoated figures who could also serve as greatcoated Piedmontese in 1859
- dark blue tunic, dark blue kepi and light blue trousers = ACW Union infantry or Greeks for the Greco-Turkish War of 1897
(You might still want to paint a few Danish flags, even if they didn't actually carry them into action.)

And who doesn't want an espingol?

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