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  • #70499
    Paskal
    Spectator

    Hello everyone

    Which 25/30mm miniatures to use for the Hessian troops during the WAS ?

    I’m looking for figurines specifically Hessian for this war …

    Thank you

    #70531
    willz
    Participant

    I would recommend Crann Tara miniatures, who sell Fife and drum hessian’s

    http://cranntaraminiatures.co.uk/product-category/fife-and-drum/fife-and-drum-hessians/

    #70536
    Paskal
    Spectator

    Thank you I saw, but they are not for the WAS …

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    #70563
    willz
    Participant

    Breton post a photo of the style of uniforms you are looking for, it may jog an idea for the figures you are looking for.

    #70564
    Paskal
    Spectator

    Sorry I do not have one. The only documentation I know and possed about them is Manley…

    • This reply was modified 4 years ago by Paskal.
    #70570
    Not Connard Sage
    Participant

    I’d be surprised if anyone does WAS Hessians. Their role as erstwhile British allies (perhaps more accurately, mercenaries?) in Flanders was minor, around 5000 I think? I’m not aware of their participation in other theatres.

    I’m ready to be proved wrong.

     

    "I'm not signing that"

    #70583
    Paskal
    Spectator

    There were enough, as for example at the battles of Rocourt and Lauffeld, to be represented …

    #70585
    willz
    Participant

    Breton I posted your question over on the Fife and Drum miniature forum, here are the replays, with grateful thanks to Jim Purky and other forum members.

    The two pictures above are the Moirier paintings of Hessians in 1748.

    It looks to me that the waistcoat is longer in the 1748 uniform campared to my AWI Hessians. The mitre looks taller, more like a British mitre, but metal front instead of cloth.

    I can’t discern the difference in the cuffs, though they might be a little larger.

    Here are the Fife & Drum AWI Hessian Grenadiers:

    The Hessian musketeer figure would be closer, needing only a longer waistcoat to be precisely WAS era. If the gentleman is looking for dead nuts accuracy, then he is going to be out of luck as no other company makes the figure that he is looking for.

    I hope this information helps Breton.

    #70604
    Paskal
    Spectator

    Thank you William, yes it helps me and makes things progress, and congratulations, it is a very good post, now we must see if the ‘ only known ‘ Hessian figurines (Unless there are others, from another manufactory with a SYW or AWI Hessian range,?) are transformable with the help of My friend ‘green stuff’?

    #70615
    willz
    Participant

    “Ah Breton” green stuff and liquid green stuff, we are blessed with that wonderful modelling aid.

    #70631
    Paskal
    Spectator

    Yes, they are our best friends in the field of modeling …

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