Wuerttemberg Napoleonic Chasseurs and Light Infantry, 1811–1815
Miniatures Conversions in 1:72 Scale
A very simple conversion. French line infantry figures have the pompom removed from the shako. The musket needs to be shortened to make it look like a Jäger rifle. The Jägers shown here are converted Airfix French Fusiliers. The two battalions are based on 38 × 38 mm Volley & Bayonet skirmish stands. During the Napoleonic Wars, the Kingdom of Württemberg raised two battalions of Jägers which became the Fußjäger-Regiment König in 1813.
- French Line Infantry, Airfix
- Green coat, black collar, cuffs, turnbacks and shoulder straps.
- Black Shako with brass badge and a small crown at the top edge.
- Green trousers.
- Short black gaiters.
- Black leather crossbelts.
- Calfskin Tornister knapsack with greatcoat fastened on top.
- Gold buttons in the 1st Battalion, white buttons in the 2nd Battalion.
In addition to the Jägers, two battalions of light infantry were raised in 1805 and formed into a regiment in 1813. The light infantry wore a similar uniform, with light blue facings, yellow leather crossbelts and white trousers.
- Knötel-Sieg: Handbuch der Uniformkunde, pp. 79-80
- Haythornthwaite, Philip: Uniforms of 1812, Plate 33