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Franco-Prussian War

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:12 pm
by otto
Just qustion but has anyone done Franco-Prussian War in reenactment before in the UK.

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:36 pm
by Louis
I very much doubt it.
A bit like the Russo-Japanese war being poplular in Belgium.

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:43 am
by 4812trenchy
i there is well not exactilly.

but there is a american civil war group that we at detling doing swarves(bloke in the funny red hats) which would do for the period. there was also some doing it at reims with the poluet de la marne.

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:17 am
by KieranB
A couple of guys in the Napoleonic group Garde Imperiale 1815 ( have Franco-Prussian French kit, and I almost made a Saxon Grenadier uniform - but decided it would be pointless lol. There would be some interest from us if a group were to be formed, but we confine our interest to wargaming FP at the mo...

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:02 pm
by KieranB
Hang on, why is this in the 1900s section....?

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:16 pm
by DomT
An exceeeelent question Mr Bond.

Moved to 1810-1900 as the FPW was 1870-71 if memory serves correctly?

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:24 pm
by otto
How about if we create a Franco-prussian study group which could expand to a living history group which did french and imperial german in the future.
If anyone interested i be happy to chat thought email or chat at a event..

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:08 am
by KieranB
I would definitley be up for that, and have sent you a PM otto

Les Zouaves

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:47 pm
by Sussex Yeoman

For those interested in the Zouaves unit mentioned earlier. They form part of the FLG and their website is


77eme Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:17 am
by KieranB
Thanks for that. I'll check that out.

Our French Franco-Prussian unit is the 77eme Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne
We already have full kit, as mentioned previously. We don't have a specific website yet, but I'm working on it.

For now, you can see our other portrayals at

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:02 am
by madjon
any news on the fpw? there was mention of putting up a web link?

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:47 pm
by KieranB
Well we're just waiting on the Germans now lol. the 77eme was formed around 8 years ago....

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:57 pm
by Musketier
Every Year there is a big 1866-Reeactment in the Czech Republik:

Maybe you'll find there something.

A very good Site about the history of the 1st Prussian Footguard
"1. Garderegiment zu Fuß":

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:33 pm
by otto
Oh thanks for that web site Musketier very interesting, yes i might have already seen it.
Just to let everyone know the Franco-prussian study group is far from dead at the moment.
As i working on a web site and i hoping it will be ready by the end of next month.

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:58 pm
by madjon
franco prussian reenactors seem to be thin on the ground, are there any about who want to do an event with a palmerston group?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:45 pm
by otto
Yes i argee it not well known here in the UK and is populer in europe.
About two weeks ago i spoke to members of my unit and they seem keen by the idea but unfortunely decided to do 1890-1913 imperial german army.