Discovering all my old imperials, and being a fan of the theme, I wanted to build a Napoleonic army.(especcialy after I saw Bonapartes).
PICTURE 1: The heavy cavalry.
My beta version of my cuirassiers regiment, I still need some more though, and I have to equilise some details, like the plumes, horses,...
On the far right: Me inspecting the troops.
PICTURE 2: Landwehr (voluntary semi-civilian units, often commanded by local authorities or noblemen).
Some landwehr units, depending on wich battle it is, they can be used as German, Prussian or Austrian Landwehr soldiers. They usualy didn't have shakos, so the top hats are in one way or another historicaly correct. They also often had different weapons and rarely formed real firing lines.
I am still expanding this unit. I want at least 50 of these, but I still need some pirate captains as well for now...They are quit cheap, top hats cost nearly nothing and even the pirate captains torso is relatively cheap. Brown epaulettes (soldiers) and yellow ones (NCO) are the cheapest epaulettes as well...
PICTURE 3: English Dragoons.
I don't have enough plumes for all of them yet. And I saved my colored horses for my Auxialliary Cavalry units (Brunswick,...)
PICTURE 4: English Brigadier-General with his ADC's (Aide De Camp = field assistants/adjudants, mostly junior officers that offer advise and carry direct orders to the unit commanders)
PICTURE 5: English infantry!
The 2nd Regiment of the British Guards Infantry: The famous Coldstream Guards !
Heavily armed veteran unit: played significant roles in many Napoleonic battles. 1 Battalion featured 900-1000men, more then the usual 600 of the standard Line Infantry battalion.
The two soldiers with white epaulettes on the right are paymasters. The red officer on the front is a brigadier-general and the one on the right is a captain of the staff.
And some basical line-infantry:
The officer on the right doesn't really fit in since he represents a mayor or higher... I need more blue epaulettes first before I can expand this unit, the other ones I own are used for another Line regiment...and I don't want to "double-use" my soldiers in multiple pictures.
PICTURE 6: A little "showcase" on my desk...
You can see the British units I presented above, flanked by an Australian trumpet (1842), a REAL Napoleonic Bajonet (Swiss, 1802), one of my (modern...sadly) pistols: AW93, my uniform books and another Napoleonic book I bought for one Euro from the Library. The small shako is the one officers of the Belgium RMS (Royal Military School) of Brussels receive when they graduate as a 2nd Lieutenant. Thought this style might look good, if you agree I might use this for more of my future pics (each time with different stuff, obviously).
PICTURE 7: My entire English army
My army as it is, although heavy reinforcements are coming in, my French army is larger btw.
And the English received a fresh new guards company.
PICTURE 8: My French Line Infantry Regiment.
The soldiers on the right, wearing yellow epaulettes have gotten these because I currently have a shortage on red ones. I used the last ones for my French foot battery. On the utter right you can see a piece of the regimental artillery (the French Infantry units only had cannons during some years of the war, mainly captured Austrian cannons).
NEXT TIME: French Artillery + more British units?? Naval forces?? I don't know yet....
MY NEXT PURCHASES: bluecoats, epaulettes (red, blue and brown, maybe white), silver armor and helmets, pirate captain torsos. Possibly more shakos, backpacks and/or horses as well.
Edited by Zorro, 05 March 2009 - 04:06 PM.