Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Help with ID please

Any help on this figure would be much appreciated. It has been suggested it might be an American War of Independence figure but the cut of the coat seems more French Napoleonic.


Ross Mac said...

My first thought was Wurtemberg but I don't see any duvh listings do my best bet would be FN62 French Foot Dragoon Officer.

Big Andy said...

I'd also go Wurtembeg- assuming he's Napoleonic. I had some S range foot Dragoons- and the helmet wasn't that one

Vintage Wargaming said...

Guys no S Range Wurtembergers and the helmet creat is not horse hair. I now think 95% it is FN 63s Genie officer. ID is made harder as its a bit of a rough casting - it has a mould line running down side and back - whuch makes me suspect it is a recast. Since posting I have found a Genie standard bearer and the helnmet looks the same

johnpreece said...

I am away from home so no catalogue etc. But from memory these are not a million miles away from the French AWI figures in the later chunky minifig range.

Remember this period has a Tarleton/dragoon helmet for the French infantry. Or any odd combination that took the sculptors fancy.

I would stick my neck out and say this is an AWI French infantry officer. Now you can tell me the range never had any French!


Vintage Wargaming said...

John, there are French line and light infantry, with officers for both, in the AWI range. I have some identified examples of the line officer, who is in tricorne and with sword and pistol. I haven't got examples or pictures of the light infantry. I am pretty sure it is Napoleonic though - I think the genie is out of the bottle.

MGB said...

French infantry, and artillery, often used Tarleton helmets with cheaper wool instead of bearskin crests. They could be 1792-98 French revolutionary figures.
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