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Keraunos Inactive Member02 Dec 2009 5:54 a.m. PST

don't you sleep over there?

thats 3 top class releases in a week, by my count?

Nohrmann02 Dec 2009 5:59 a.m. PST

Very nice figures.
What about some Danes 1813?

Personal logo Dom Skelton Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Dec 2009 6:12 a.m. PST

Very nice indeed, although it should be leib (life) rather than lieb (love)….
Dom ;-)

Ben Waterhouse02 Dec 2009 6:18 a.m. PST

liebling!

the evil morlab Inactive Member02 Dec 2009 6:45 a.m. PST

it is the beloved battalion

as well it should be, great figures!!!

nickinsomerset02 Dec 2009 6:53 a.m. PST

We want the Duke, we want the Duke, etc etc!!!

Tally Ho!

campaigner Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member02 Dec 2009 10:34 a.m. PST

We dream about sleeping over here. Yes, I was obviously dreaming and feeling romantic about these Leib Lieblings, must be those skull and bones shako plates.
Ok Nick near Cornwall, I'll do the Duke as soon as possible.

Danes? Oh God I'll have to think about that. I have to finish the DBs and the Nassau and other stuff for the Waterloo campaign. It depends a bit on how many types of troops they had and if it's lots they'll have to wait a good while. I'm not sure I can pronounce the names of their hats even. Send me info and I'll have a look.

Nohrmann02 Dec 2009 1:34 p.m. PST

I'll get back to you soon about the Danes.

12345678 Inactive Member02 Dec 2009 1:46 p.m. PST

Danes would be great, but I am not sure how many you would actually sell, Dermot.

Broglie Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2009 5:24 p.m. PST

I am looking forward to DB cavalry and the Nassau troops. I hope the Nassau infantry will be wearing busbies.

Ironsides02 Dec 2009 7:08 p.m. PST

About Danish troops and their use;

Historical
1807 against the British at the siege of Copenhagen
1809 against von Schill (minor Prussian revolt)
1810 against the British on Anholt
1813 against Allied forces in Northern Europe

What if;
1806 there was a minor border clash with French forces when they crossed the Danish border in pursuit of retreating Prussians one could develop this into something bigger.
1807 the entire Danish army is at hand to defend Copenhagen rather than on station in Holstein waiting for the French attack that was expected.
1808 French/Spanish/Danish invasion of Sweden (possibly supported by British forces)
1809 Danish forces were ordered to stop the Brunswick contingent but arrived to late. What if there had been a meeting of the 2 forces.
1812 Denmark was asked to supply troops for the French invasion of Russia, but managed to opt out what if that didn't happen?

And this does not include what is going on in Norway.

Even if you only look at 1813 the forces there represents almost all the types in the Danish army
Cavalry;
Heavy, Light and Hussars.
Infantry;
Line, Jaegers and Sharpshooters battalions
Artillery;
Foot and mobile.

The types missing are only Horse artillery, lancers, Guard cavalry and infantry.

nickinsomerset02 Dec 2009 11:37 p.m. PST

Don't forget the Swedes!

Tally Ho!

Nohrmann02 Dec 2009 11:48 p.m. PST

I agree with Ironside.
The problem though, is that the Danes changed uniforms in between 1807 and 1813.
I would be great with both periods but…

Ironsides03 Dec 2009 2:47 a.m. PST

They didn't change uniforms only headgear from hat to shako.

Nohrmann03 Dec 2009 2:50 a.m. PST

Yes I know that.

My point was then you have to produce figures for both periods.

Ironsides03 Dec 2009 3:09 a.m. PST

I would like Danes too but from a business sense I would be nervous about it. How many would buy? Just look at Eureka 300 those Danes have been there for a long time.

Ironsides03 Dec 2009 3:11 a.m. PST

Yes but once you have the master a head conversion shouldn't be that difficult.

campaigner Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member03 Dec 2009 6:46 a.m. PST

Hi Ironsides, well this has taken off! Yes a head conversion would be the case with this army. Sales wise it is risky, but I will check on all the troop types. Any plates or advice would be welcome: e-mail this at DERMOT@telefonica.net

I have other projects first and will be giving in my French and British howitzers to the foundry next Wednesday. There is a double national bank holiday here coming up. But I may have them on sale by Friday 11th Dec. Along with DB cav. Keeping fingers crossed.
First I must compile all the relevant plates and info on the Danes/Swedes and study them to decide on how to approach it. Design decisions have to be made where I would hope to be able to cut corners like a simple head conversion as mentioned.
But the Nassau are on my agenda and will be coming along with Brunswick Light inf and Cav(there may be some 1809 Brunswick too in frock coats soon after).

Musketier Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2009 2:33 p.m. PST

Well if you go for 1809 Germany now with frock-coated Brunswickers, you practically have to do the Danes too (see above list)
I bought a book at the Copenhagen Arsenal a few years ago that has about all one could wish to know about their army in Napoleonic times. Text in Danish, but lots of illustrations. Happy to help with details as and when.

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