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Re: [NapoleonicFireandFury] Bicorne French

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  • Mike Leese
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      Mike

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      On 24 Feb 2013, at 21:42, "Phil Callcott" <armatwom@...> wrote:

      > Looks like it, Number 14, French Blue - for £1.36 what have you got to lose?
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      > Regards,
      >
      > Phil
      >
      > --- On Sun, 24/2/13, Mike Leese mike.leese@...> wrote:
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      > From: Mike Leese mike.leese@...>
      > Subject: Re: [NapoleonicFireandFury] Bicorne French
      > To: "NapoleonicFireandFury@yahoogroups.com" NapoleonicFireandFury@yahoogroups.com>
      > Date: Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 21:24
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      > Hi Phil
      > Is that the military colours one?
      >
      > Mike
      >
      > Sent from my iPhone
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      > On 24 Feb 2013, at 21:16, "Phil Callcott" armatwom@...> wrote:
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      > > Mike,
      > >
      > > Fear not, Humbrol French Blue Enamel is availailable from:_
      > >
      > > wonderlandmodels.com
      > >
      > > for £1.36 per 14ml tin.
      > >
      > > Regards Phil
      > >
      > > --- On Sun, 24/2/13, Mike Leese mike.leese@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > From: Mike Leese mike.leese@...>
      > > Subject: Re: [NapoleonicFireandFury] Bicorne French
      > > To: "NapoleonicFireandFury@yahoogroups.comNapoleonicFireandFury@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Date: Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 17:35
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      > >
      > >
      > > It's enamel.
      > > They stopped making it when Humrol went bump.
      > > A model shop in Rhyl had some I bought the last 2 y ago.
      > > They closed 1year ago.
      > > So it looks like i'll try Howard Hues.
      > >
      > > Mike
      > >
      > > Sent from my iPhone
      > >
      > > On 23 Feb 2013, at 22:25, "Drew Jarman" andrewjarman@...> wrote:
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      > > > Enamel or Acrylic and what number is it?
      > > >
      > > > Drew
      > > > Sent from my iPhone
      > > >
      > > > On 23 Feb 2013, at 21:28, Mike Leese mike.leese@...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > I've painted 24 figures using Humbrol Military Colours (French Blue).
      > > > > No more left, so I now have to find matching colours or colours that I feel look right to what I think is right.
      > > > > After I've put a clear finish on.
      > > > >
      > > > > Mike
      > > > >
      > > > > Sent from my iPhone
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      > > > > On 23 Feb 2013, at 18:16, "Drew Jarman" andrewjarman@...> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > > Mike
      > > > > >
      > > > > > It gets worse than that as not all battalions in the same regiment ended up being issued with the white uniforms and shakos.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > It was reported that of the 16? regiments that got at least some uniforms they wore as follows:
      > > > > > White coat with shako
      > > > > > White coat with bicorne
      > > > > > Blue coat with shako
      > > > > > Blue coat with bicorne
      > > > > >
      > > > > > They tried to keep each colour separate by battalion but the head gear was mixed until the old hats wore out and were eventually discarded.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I must admit I do not have any white coated French infantry and all of my early line infantry are still in bicornes whilst all of the later ones are in shakos.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I made this decision because between 1807 & 1809 the only place the French were still fighting was in Portugal & Spain where Marshals Suchet wrote in Nov 1809 to N stating "The medley is over no more hats, no more white coats". So my French stayed in blue, even v the Austrians.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Drew
      > > > > > Sent from my iPhone
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      > > > > > On 23 Feb 2013, at 17:35, Mike Leese mike.leese@...> wrote:
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      > > > > > > The mix of uniforms will make it interesting.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > I was wondering about an all white spray, cuts down paint time but I'd need dark glasses.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Mike
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Sent from my iPhone
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > On 23 Feb 2013, at 15:27, "Drew Jarman" andrewjarman@...> wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Mike
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Its not unusual for 1805-06 French Brigades to be 5 or 10 stands depending on if there’s one or two regiments in the brigade.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Also the Leger Regiments tend to have shakos and blue trousers even then.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > The general order to start wearing shakos dates from just after the Jena Campaign but took up to three years to be completes as did the few white coated regiments returning back to blue coats.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Drew
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > From: Mike Leese
      > > > > > > > Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2013 12:50 PM
      > > > > > > > To: Bill Gray
      > > > > > > > Subject: [NapoleonicFireandFury] Bicorne French
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Hi Drew just found 300 nicotine French
      > > > > > > > To match up my Prussians.
      > > > > > > > IIRC they were purchased for full strength battalions under Liecester rules.
      > > > > > > > For use in competition games.
      > > > > > > > I never bought any cavalry or artillery though.
      > > > > > > > Now I have to make them AoE Friendly.
      > > > > > > > As I only have 6 command groups this makes them
      > > > > > > > 12 stands per brigade.
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      > > > > > > > Mike
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