Austrian Landwehr 1808-1815
The Austrian Landwehr came into being in 1808 and were present in large numbers during the Wagram campaign. They wear the distinctive Corsican style hat that looks a bit like a top hat crossed with an Australian bush hat! The Landwehr wore many varied color schemes and will add a nice uniform change to your armies if you want to break up the white ranks a bit. The hat decorations were many and varied from regiment to regiment. We could not create all the unique hat decoration styles, but included is a uniform guide to enable to you alter the hat decorations simply by cutting bits off or cutting off pompoms and gluing elsewhere on the hats.
Each box contains 56 plastic figures: 48 infantry, 2 officers, 2 drummers, 2 standard bearers, and 2 lovely mounted colonels. The infantry can all be in marching poses but we do have some arms to enable you to make some figures, firing, loading and advancing with leveled musket or at porte.
We have included two types of backpack in the sets. The first type has a bayonet attached. The second type has a bayonet and sword. This is due to the fact Grenadiers and some Landwehr carried swords and bayonets, whilst the ordinary infantry simply carried a bayonet. The backpack has the water-bottle, bayonet and cartridge box attached. This enables a greater level of detail on these items and prevents undercut issues. They are very easy to glue on with no tiny parts.
Finally, in each set there are two flags: a regimental flag and a colonel's flag. There will be the 1792, 1804, and 1806 patterns. The earlier 1792 pattern was used by some units up to 1815.
NEW-box, available Mid August 2011 ......$38.00
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