Crossing the Atlantic with War of 1812

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Parkfield Miniatures have just started to produce miniatures for this conflict, starting with some line infantry for both sides, figures suitable for Glengarry light infantry and working on expanding the range as time allows.
US regulars in roundabout, suitable for Scott's Brigade-Image
British centre companies-
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For all the information for this war go to this blog
http://history-uniforms.over-blog.com/tag/uniformes/9

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lesbt wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:09 pm
For all the information for this war go to this blog
http://history-uniforms.over-blog.com/tag/uniformes/9
Thanks, that’s a great resource!

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Archdukek wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:37 pm
Sorry don’t know of any specific US figures but Warlord’s Napoleonic Portuguese look to be your best bet in plastic.

John
Really? Don't really know much about the U.S. uniform for 1812...but the Portuguese plastics will work? Was thinking of doing 1812...as I think my Nap British will work...well for the British.
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redmist1122 wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:43 pm
Archdukek wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:37 pm
Sorry don’t know of any specific US figures but Warlord’s Napoleonic Portuguese look to be your best bet in plastic.

John
Really? Don't really know much about the U.S. uniform for 1812...but the Portuguese plastics will work? Was thinking of doing 1812...as I think my Nap British will work...well for the British.
So, I've done a spot of research on this. The easy part is that Peninsular-era napoleonic british will work for the british in 1812. For the US, at least four uniform variations existed:

1. early war, felt shakos, laced jackets;
2. mid war, leather shakos, laced jackets;
3. mid war, various greys (e.g. Winfield Scott's unit among others);
4. late war, leather shakos, no lace on jackets.

The variations arose due to supply issues. Official orders were to switch from 1 to 4 in 1813, but owing to lack of uniforms to issue, some units ended up with mixed uniforms whilst others had to have makeshift uniforms made for them (hence the greys).

The above doesn't take into account the uniforms of the various federal and state militia, many of which were different between each other and across infantry/ cavalry/ artillery arms within a command. Nor does it take into account specialists such as riflemen (who wore green hunting frocks) or flank/ grenadier companies/ light infantry (some of whom seem to have been equipped as per line infantry, other than different coloured shako feathers to distinguish them), others of whom may have had different uniform accessories, e.g. some flank companies wore gaiters.

Knuckleduster minis seem to be a great resource on this and sell almost all (if not all) uniform variants. Hope this helps!

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Awesome! Thanks for the insight.

I too remember an article from Wargames Illustrated issue #260; converting a Perry British riflemen into a Maryland Militiaman. I also looked into Old Glory 25s, and they too have a pretty extensive line...and a bit cheaper than Knuckleduster.

Thanks again.
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I’m using Perry plastic and metal Peninsular style for War of 1812 British/Canadian Fencible types. The Perry Rifles can go for Glengarry Light Infantry with muskets. Perry light Dragoons for provincial dragoons and the 19th Light Dragoons. I’ve used both Brigade Games and Knuckleduster for Canadian Voltigeurs. For US infantry late war you can use Warlord Portuguese plastic infantry with the Barantina style shakos and a bit of carving to remove the rear part of the braiding and the front brass plate above the visor. Also take the rolled bedroll off the packs. Other infantry I’ve got from metals, BG and KD, so they’ll cost a bit more. First Nations from BG , but look in their FIW line for more poses. Militia for both sides from BG and KD. Knuckleduster offers battalion packs for more savings.

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