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Austrian Landwehr 1809

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  • Jesper Asmussen
    Gentlemen, Now it has happened again I have changed my mind, I have gone Austrian. Why? A) I love painting white uniforms. B) I am defensive by nature, unless
    Message 1 of 8 , Dec 1, 2002
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      Gentlemen,

      Now it has happened again I have changed my mind, I have gone Austrian.

      Why?

      A) I love painting white uniforms.
      B) I am defensive by nature, unless someone makes me angry and that takes a lot of effort to do.
      C) I am a cautious player.
      D) We are now two players in the town and my opponent has a French army.

      Perfect situation for an Austrian army!

      Questions,

      Is there any books on the market with information on the Austrian Landwehr and Hungarian insurrectio?

      What uniform did the Vienna Landwehr/volunteer battalions wear, shell jacket or frockcoat?

      What's in a OLD GLORY Landwehr pack i.e. how many figures in each uniform type, no of command figures (are they in common or specific uniform types)?

      Thanks,


      Jesper Asmussen
      Denmark
    • spstraub@aol.com
      Hello Jesper, As for Austrian Landwehr from Old Glory, there are 3 different bags of them with a wide variety of poses, coats, uniforms, hats, shakos, and
      Message 2 of 8 , Dec 1, 2002
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        Hello Jesper,
             As for Austrian Landwehr from Old Glory, there are 3 different bags of them with a  wide variety of poses, coats, uniforms, hats, shakos, and caps. I don't have them near me at this time, but I remember looking over the figures and they will have a good variety to give the "landwehr" look about them...

        Steve Straub
        Toledo, Ohio
      • Dr. MJ Rieder
        Jesper : I like the Austrians - not only the white uniforms, but also the psychological attitude. I commanded the Army of Bohemia in a campaign game not too
        Message 3 of 8 , Dec 2, 2002
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          Jesper :

          I like the Austrians - not only the white uniforms, but also the psychological attitude. I commanded the Army of Bohemia in a campaign game not too long
          ago - and hung on to my positions with dogged perserverance despite vigorous attacks by numerous French corps - one of the gentlemen of the opposition
          commented that I was "just too dang Austrian".

          Osprey has a book on Austrian Landwehr and specialist books - I think MAA 229, Austrian Army of the Napoleanic Wars (4) Auxilary is the exact reference.
          The Austrian militia and Hungarian Insurrection were quite a mixed bunch - some good fighters, but some very weedy troops - especially the Insurrection,
          who (to paraphrase the Iron Duke) may not have frightened the enemy, but they certainly frightened their commanders!

          Yours

          MJR

          > Gentlemen,
          >
          > Now it has happened again I have changed my mind, I have gone Austrian.
          >
          > Why?
          >
          > A) I love painting white uniforms.
          > B) I am defensive by nature, unless someone makes me angry and that takes a lot of effort to do.
          > C) I am a cautious player.
          > D) We are now two players in the town and my opponent has a French army.
          >
          > Perfect situation for an Austrian army!
          >
          > Questions,
          >
          > Is there any books on the market with information on the Austrian Landwehr and Hungarian insurrectio?
          >
          > What uniform did the Vienna Landwehr/volunteer battalions wear, shell jacket or frockcoat?
          >
          > What's in a OLD GLORY Landwehr pack i.e. how many figures in each uniform type, no of command figures (are they in common or specific uniform types)?
          >
          > Thanks,
          >
          > Jesper Asmussen
          > Denmark
          >
          >
          >
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        • john
          Speaking of Austria, I am mildly entertaining the idea of visiting ( with the idea of looking for a job teaching English there in a few years) some family
          Message 4 of 8 , Dec 3, 2002
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            Speaking of Austria, I am mildly entertaining the idea of visiting ( with
            the idea of looking for a job teaching English there in a few years) some
            family there hows the gaming community and what do they play?

            John (S. Cal.)
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            From: "Dr. MJ Rieder" <mrieder@...>
            To: <NapoleonicFireandFury@yahoogroups.com>
            Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:28 AM
            Subject: Re: [NapoleonicFireandFury] Austrian Landwehr 1809


            >
            >
            > Jesper :
            >
            > I like the Austrians - not only the white uniforms, but also the
            psychological attitude. I commanded the Army of Bohemia in a campaign game
            not too long
            > ago - and hung on to my positions with dogged perserverance despite
            vigorous attacks by numerous French corps - one of the gentlemen of the
            opposition
            > commented that I was "just too dang Austrian".
            >
            > Osprey has a book on Austrian Landwehr and specialist books - I think MAA
            229, Austrian Army of the Napoleanic Wars (4) Auxilary is the exact
            reference.
            > The Austrian militia and Hungarian Insurrection were quite a mixed bunch -
            some good fighters, but some very weedy troops - especially the
            Insurrection,
            > who (to paraphrase the Iron Duke) may not have frightened the enemy, but
            they certainly frightened their commanders!
            >
            > Yours
            >
            > MJR
            >
            > > Gentlemen,
            > >
            > > Now it has happened again I have changed my mind, I have gone Austrian.
            > >
            > > Why?
            > >
            > > A) I love painting white uniforms.
            > > B) I am defensive by nature, unless someone makes me angry and that
            takes a lot of effort to do.
            > > C) I am a cautious player.
            > > D) We are now two players in the town and my opponent has a French army.
            > >
            > > Perfect situation for an Austrian army!
            > >
            > > Questions,
            > >
            > > Is there any books on the market with information on the Austrian
            Landwehr and Hungarian insurrectio?
            > >
            > > What uniform did the Vienna Landwehr/volunteer battalions wear, shell
            jacket or frockcoat?
            > >
            > > What's in a OLD GLORY Landwehr pack i.e. how many figures in each
            uniform type, no of command figures (are they in common or specific uniform
            types)?
            > >
            > > Thanks,
            > >
            > > Jesper Asmussen
            > > Denmark
            > >
            > >
            > >
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          • michael panko
            Regarding Austrian Landwehr, and volunteer units, does anyone know what type of Flags they carried. I cannot find any info on them and figure that they didn t
            Message 5 of 8 , Dec 5, 2002
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              Regarding Austrian Landwehr, and volunteer units, does anyone know what type
              of Flags they carried. I cannot find any info on them and figure that they
              didn't have any (not likely) or used the existing Austrian infantry scheme.

              Thanks

              Mike





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            • nukday2001
              Mike, I have uploaded an image into the Photo section of such a flag. I had already provided it to Jesper off line from the group, but since you raised the
              Message 6 of 8 , Dec 5, 2002
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                Mike,

                I have uploaded an image into the Photo section of such a flag.
                I had already provided it to Jesper off line from the group, but
                since you raised the question.

                When I was in Wien back in 1977 at the Heersarchiv [sp.?] this is
                the pattern flag on display with the notation:

                4 Wiener Freiwilligenbattaill?? unter Oberst. von Kuffel bei
                Ebelsberg au 3 Mar 1809

                As I mentioned to Jesper, the orangish top bar may have been
                red and had faded over time. I just painted it as I recorded it.

                regards,

                Don


                --- In NapoleonicFireandFury@y..., "michael panko"
                <michael_panko@h...> wrote:
                > Regarding Austrian Landwehr, and volunteer units, does anyone know
                what type
                > of Flags they carried. I cannot find any info on them and figure
                that they
                > didn't have any (not likely) or used the existing Austrian infantry
                scheme.
                >
                > Thanks
                >
                > Mike
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
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              • Chris von Fahnestock
                Um... how do I access that image section of the group? Chris
                Message 7 of 8 , Dec 5, 2002
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                  Um... how do I access that image section of the group? Chris

                  nukday2001 wrote:

                  > Mike,
                  >
                  > I have uploaded an image into the Photo section of such a flag.
                  > I had already provided it to Jesper off line from the group, but
                  > since you raised the question.
                  >
                  > When I was in Wien back in 1977 at the Heersarchiv [sp.?] this is
                  > the pattern flag on display with the notation:
                  >
                  > 4 Wiener Freiwilligenbattaill?? unter Oberst. von Kuffel bei
                  > Ebelsberg au 3 Mar 1809
                  >
                  > As I mentioned to Jesper, the orangish top bar may have been
                  > red and had faded over time. I just painted it as I recorded it.
                  >
                  > regards,
                  >
                  > Don
                  >
                  > --- In NapoleonicFireandFury@y..., "michael panko"
                  > <michael_panko@h...> wrote:
                  > > Regarding Austrian Landwehr, and volunteer units, does anyone know
                  > what type
                  > > of Flags they carried. I cannot find any info on them and figure
                  > that they
                  > > didn't have any (not likely) or used the existing Austrian infantry
                  > scheme.
                  > >
                  > > Thanks
                  > >
                  > > Mike
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
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                • alan_lockhart
                  I am putting together an order with Irregular Miniatures and will be buying some Austrian Landwehr: the chaps in the grey uniform and turned up hats. Roughly
                  Message 8 of 8 , Mar 21
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                    I am putting together an order with Irregular Miniatures and will be buying some Austrian Landwehr: the chaps in the grey uniform and turned up hats.


                    Roughly (don't need precise figures: to the nearest thousand would do as the figure scale is 2,000 to a base of infantry) how may of them fought at Aspern-Essling and Wagram, not counting those other volunteer/insurrection units who had their own distinct uniforms)?


                    Thanks,

                    Alan


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