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Napoleonic Military Minifigs & More

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Hello all, new to Eurobricks.  I've always been interested in the Napoleonic Wars, and never felt there was a good Lego representation of the British army uniforms of that time.  So I went ahead and had some designed, based on Woody's templates.  I also bought some headgear from Woody's Shapeways store - the bearskins are especially nice.

 

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I also made a British fort, complete with garrison and general officers.

 

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By the way the resolution of the pictures does not do the digital printing justice... it is really high quality.

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These are really well designed! I absolutely love the Napoleonic war as well so seeing these minifigures just brings joy to me. Beautiful troops!

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Thanks so much, azog!  I'll be posting a few more in the next week or so... British Naval forces, French troops, and a special surprise for fans of the Napoleonic Wars.

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7 hours ago, kowbrick said:

Thanks so much, azog!  I'll be posting a few more in the next week or so... British Naval forces, French troops, and a special surprise for fans of the Napoleonic Wars.

I would really like to see the French Troops that you design mainly because of my interest in French navel vessels in the 1800's  

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Azog, I've actually focused my designs on British army soldiers and navy officers so far.  The only French designs I've done are for a French colonel.

I did quite abit of research before doing the designs.  Information about French army uniforms was plentiful, but it was difficult to find information on French naval uniforms.  The best resource I could find was a book called Napoleon's Sea Soldiers, published by Osprey.  

Would you have any designs you would be willing to share?

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Nice work kowbrick.  Thank you for sharing these. :thumbup: 

I added the images to your posts and added links to your MOC pages in the images. In case you weren't sure how to post images, see hidden content.
 

Spoiler

To post pictures, 

  • Copy the image location at you MOC pages.
  • Paste that URL right into the post.
    • The image should automatically show up.

To add a link to images,

  • Edit the post, and double click the image.
  • A window will pop up asking what size you want your image to be and add a URL.
    • I added the MOCpages URLs to these fields.

 

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Thank you captain!  I do believe the British Navy officer minifigs came out best of all of them.  I would be remiss if I didn't mention Hound Knight, whose design for Captain Pellew was used as a template for the rest of the British Navy officer uniforms.

And now I present King George's Royal Navy, circa 1800.

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Hey Kowbrick, I've been appreciating your work so far. One bit of advice, since you seem to want to achieve realism. The British Naval ensign at the period you're modelling was quartered by the British flag, rather than just being the cross of St. George.

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Hi maxwell, yes, I'm aware.  I actually printed the flag adhesives several years back, and didn't bother to change them.  I'm considering getting some pieces custom printed with the historically accurate ensign, but it is currently not a high priority.  Perhaps after my French army has been updated with accurate uniforms...

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