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Offline Kingscarbine

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North Star 1866 - Austrians
« on: January 19, 2013, 03:57:08 PM »
Are these OK for the 1859 Italian campaign? http://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=100&cat=243&page=1

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Re: North Star 1866 - Austrians
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 04:11:11 PM »
Can't claim to have any sort of deep knowledge on this subject, but it seems to me that the Austrians changed their uniforms in between those two wars. Images from Solferino and Magenta have the Austrians in quite short white frock coat-type jackets, while in the German war they seem to have been clad in grey greatcoats.
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Re: North Star 1866 - Austrians
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 06:52:17 PM »
Can't claim to have any sort of deep knowledge on this subject, but it seems to me that the Austrians changed their uniforms in between those two wars. Images from Solferino and Magenta have the Austrians in quite short white frock coat-type jackets, while in the German war they seem to have been clad in grey greatcoats.
Yes, I think this is right too. I think the only army whose uniform remained consistent over this period was that of Prussia - obviously not of much help for you, though!
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Re: North Star 1866 - Austrians
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 06:53:05 PM »
Nuno, like Plynkes I'm no expert but  I think you will find Mirliton are about the only people who do something appropriate for Solferino  in 25/28mm. A pity, as the North Star figures are beautiful ( Alan Marsh did the sculpts).
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Re: North Star 1866 - Austrians
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 11:24:39 PM »
Thanks guys. I'm trying to find holes in the market that I can explore. That's all I can disclose at the moment.
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Re: North Star 1866 - Austrians
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 03:10:25 PM »
Thanks guys. I'm trying to find holes in the market that I can explore. That's all I can disclose at the moment.
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Well I wouldn't look into it much if I were you, considering you're the only person who has ever raised the topic here! Might not be much of a market...

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Re: North Star 1866 - Austrians
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 03:21:25 PM »
"If you build it, he will come."   Shoeless Joe Jackson  :D

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Re: North Star 1866 - Austrians
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 03:26:02 PM »
That is certainly true. Who knew people wanted to play the Carlist Wars, for Pete's sake? Or Darkest Africa, for that matter.

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Re: North Star 1866 - Austrians
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 05:15:21 PM »
Actually 1859 would be a good game. Napoleonic tactics and ACW weapons. Both France and Austria had early rifle muskets. And the armies look gorgeous.

The only issue is that both armies had the full range of 19th century types - light and line infantry, every sub variety of cavalry imaginable, the French now also have colonial troops, etc. So a lot of work presenting the armies. And you might still run into guys who say "I already have Napoleonics and ACW armies. Why would I want to collect another period just to mix up the rules a little?"

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Re: North Star 1866 - Austrians
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013, 05:32:39 PM »
That is certainly true. Who knew people wanted to play the Carlist Wars, for Pete's sake? Or Darkest Africa, for that matter.
Yeeees, but that wonderful range of 1866 Austrians hasn't made the conflict any more popular, or has it?

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Re: North Star 1866 - Austrians
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2013, 06:53:40 PM »

As colourful as Napoleonic, as deadly as American Civil War!!! That could be interesting. Then again, I guess that starting any wargame figures range is a gamble… Best luck to you if you decide to move forward with this idea.
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Re: North Star 1866 - Austrians
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2013, 11:46:46 PM »
Yeeees, but that wonderful range of 1866 Austrians hasn't made the conflict any more popular, or has it?

The problem with 1866 is that the Prussians have breech-loading rifles and the Austrians do not. Do the math. Or as the song goes...

"The needle-gun, the needle-gun /
It bowls them over five to one. "

In 1859, the technology is pretty well balanced. And there's a nice Osprey.

http://www.ospreypublishing.com/store/Solferino-1859_9781846033858


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Re: North Star 1866 - Austrians
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2013, 12:44:37 PM »
 ;D there are people interresting by a range!!!!

The range need "just" to be as complete as possible (ie infantry (light and line, artillery, some cavalry) if not totaly complete !  For exemple, i'm stil waiting for great war miniatures, french 1914 artillery !!! :( there are two range of brittons, two of germans and no 75 "de campagne" >:(

french and piedmontese 1859 miniatures will suit for Algéria 1845-1870,  Rome 1849, Criméa, mexico, china 1860, Italian risorgimiento  (excepte for the french in 1866) etc ......austrian for 1848 (hungary) italian risorgimiento, Criméa (what if against the russians!!)

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Re: North Star 1866 - Austrians
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2013, 07:09:09 PM »
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The range need "just" to be as complete as possible (ie infantry (light and line, artillery, some cavalry) if not totaly complete !  For exemple, i'm stil waiting for great war miniatures, french 1914 artillery !!!  there are two range of brittons, two of germans and no 75 "de campagne"


You'd think there'd be more French artillery, considering its importance.  However, the 75 is available from Brigade Games:
http://www.brigadegames.com/French-75mm-Artillery-and-French-Crew-in-Kepi-4_p_716.html

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Re: North Star 1866 - Austrians
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2013, 10:25:23 PM »
Are these OK for the 1859 Italian campaign? http://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=100&cat=243&page=1

Not at all. Austrian infantry didn't wear their greatcoat during the 1859 campaign.
You can find suitable figures for this campaign at BATTLE HONOURS - 19TH CENTURY MINIATURES
http://www.oldglory15s.com/25mm-1859-66-70-Franco-Austrian-And-Franco-Prussian-War_c254.htm
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