Even though there are already hundreds of sets available for the Napoleonic period, announcements of upcoming sets are received with excitement and anticipation. Some manufacturers even whet our appetites by posting previews of the masters, box art, etc. on their websites.
The basic information on this page comes from the PSR website and the websites of the individual manufacturers. I will update the information whenever new details are announced.
It is also a sad fact of life that not all
announced sets actually see the light of day. I have dedicated a section in
this page, entitled "The Sets That
Never Were" to listing the sets which have been languishing in the
"planned" category for years, or which have been announced as cancelled. I
must point out that this list is not meant to shed a negative light on the
manufacturers, but simply to present information which is relevant to
collectors, modellers, etc.
8234 Napoleonic French in Greatcoats
The line drawings, box art and
test shots can be seen on the HäT website. The set includes six poses of
marching figures in greatcoats and shakos with plumes. All figures
include sabre-briquets and wear epaulettes on the greatcoats, so are
obviously either grenadiers or voltigeurs.
8294 Napoleonic 1815 French Marching
The line drawings, rough masters, box
art and test shots can be seen on the HäT
website. The set includes six poses of marching figures. Of the six
knapsacks per sprue, two include a sabre-briquet, so are obviously
intended for grenadiers or voltigeurs. This would fit with the fact that
two of the poses wear epaulettes and shakos with plumes whereas the
other four have shoulder straps and shakos with pompoms. Each sprue also
includes three extra heads, which seem to be wearing shakos.
Napoleonic Early-Mid French
drawings, rough masters, box art and test shots can be seen on the HäT website. The
test shots show
six poses of marching figures, all wearing bicorns. There are also extra heads,
six wearing a shako with plume, one a Tarleton, one a shako in oilcloth cover with
pompom and one with forage cap. The bicorn is worn fore-and-aft, as was the French custom on the
march. The original line drawings showed one of the figures wearing clogs as footwear, however
the figures in the test shots seem to all be wearing shoes.
The line drawings, rough masters, box
art and test shots can be seen on the HäT website. The set includes
six poses - a drummer, an NCO, a mounted officer including horse, an
officer on foot, an NCO porte-aigle and a sapeur. For the officers, there is a choice of three right arms - each holding a sabre
at different angles. For the porte-aigle, there is only the eagle without
flag. Apart from the sapeur, who wears a bearskin cap, none of these figures
include heads. Instead, there is a choice of three heads wearing different
types of headgear - a bicorn, a shako with plume or an officer's bicorn.
Four other types of headgear were included in the original line drawings
- a forage
cap, a Tarleton, a shako in oilcloth cover
with pompom and another shako with plume - however these seem to have been
HäT ---- French Elites in Greatcoats
On the HäT website, this set is
listed separately to set 8234, although that set actually contains elites in
HäT ---- Prussian Limbers / Caissons / Wagons
HäT ---- Brunswick Infantry
HäT 8309 Prussian Landwehr
This set will be produced as part of HäT's Crowdfunding Project #5. The line drawings and computer-generated images of the masters can be seen on the HäT
website. The set will contain four sprues, each including three figures each in four different marching poses as well as an NCO with spontoon, a hornist and nine knapsacks, total 56 figures
HäT 8310 Prussian Landwehr Action
This set will be produced as part of HäT's Crowdfunding Project #5.
The line drawings and computer-generated images of the masters can be seen on the HäT
. The set will contain four sprues, each including two figures each in six different action poses as well as an officer, a drummer and twelve knapsacks, total 56 figures
HäT 8311 Napoleonic Naval Cannon and Crew
HäT ---- Austrian Infantry
This set will actually be a reissue of part of HäT set 8098 "British
Marines and Sailors". From the title of the set, it seems to be intended
as a generic sailor and cannon set for the era.
HäT 8325 British Marines and Fighting Sailors
This set will
ctually be a reissue of part of HäT set 8098 "British Marines and
HäT ---- Russian Infantry
Red Box ---- Unnamed set Russian Infantry
Expected release date Spring
Rumoured to be an upcoming set by Red Box, but not yet confirmed on the manufacturer's website. This will be the first Napoleonic set by Red Box.
Two photos, each showing four masters, can be seen on a Russian-language website. One photo shows three grenadiers of the Pavlov regiment in distinctive mitre caps - an NCO with halberd, a standard bearer and a drummer, as well as an officer in bicorn,
while the other photo shows an officer in bicorn as well as an NCO with musket, a standard bearer and a drummer, all three wearing the (1805 pattern?) shako.
The two photos might also be of different sets, because the latest
information is that four Russian Infantry sets will be produced..
Sergent Arny ---- 2nd Battalion
KGL - "Defence of La Haye Sainte - Waterloo"
Expected release date was
Originally designated as set 7202, though that set number appears to now be assigned to another set. According to the
"Lancier Bleu" website, this set will contain 14 resin figures in 8
Strelets 129 Napoleon's General Staff 3
information on this set is available yet. Set 1
of Napoleon's General Staff contained standing
figures, while Set 2 contained mounted figures.
In fact the last full set (i.e. not a mini-set
containing 4 identical sprues) of standing
Napoleonic figures which Strelets produced
was Set 1 of Napoleon's General Staff, which was
Strelets set 013 (although the two artillery
sets for the Egyptian campaign contain unique
poses). Judging by the fact that all of the
latest "Napoleonic" sets produced by Strelets
have in fact been for the Egyptian campaign,
it's possible that this new set will therefore
be of mounted French generals for the Egyptian
A number of generals from that
campaign, e.g. Murat, Berthier, Lannes, Marmont
and Reynier, went on to make their names under
the Empire, while there were other interesting
generals, e.g, Desaix, Kléber, Menou, Dumas, who
would also be worthy of inclusion. A couple of
the savants, e.g. Denon or Dolomieu, would also
be a possibility.
The GerMan set 022
Napoleonic French Camel Corps includes a figure
which could be Napoleon mounted on a camel, so
the topic is not new, though certainly
under-represented so far.
Strelets 143 Polish Artillery
No details on this set are available yet.
This will be the first set depicting Polish Artillery to be produced for the Napoleonic era.
Strelets M115 Napoleonic
information on this set is available yet.
The term "sapper" is in this case likely to
mean the type of troops used in building
earthworks and other fortifications, rather
than the Sapeur troops which were included
in infantry regiments. Strelets have already
produced a half-set of the former type, set
003 Polish Infantry & French Engineers, and
LW also produced a set, set 36 Napoleonic
Strelets Unnamed Set Prussian Landwehr
information on this set is a photo of four master figures which Strelets
posted on their forum. The photo seems to show Prussian Landwehr (though they could possibly be Russian militia)
at ease either before battle or waiting for action.
Strelets Unnamed Set French Imperial
Guard Grenadiers in Greatcoats
information on this set is a
two master figures which Strelets
posted on their forum. The figures don't
seem to fit into the "marching" or
"at ease" pattern of recent Strelets
sets, though, so there is some
speculation that they might in fact
belong to another set which is
already planned, namely Set 129
Napoleon's General Staff 3, see
Waterloo 1815 AP058
Prussian Army & High Staff 1813-15
No information on this set is available yet.
Waterloo 1815 AP101
Wellington's High Staff at Waterloo
Set AP101 is listed on the back of set AP061 "1815 French Line Infantry Fusiliers Marching" as a plastic resin set. It was originally released in metal, and so far, I haven't seen the resin version offered anywhere.
YKREOL YKRIP114 Dead Russian Dragoons with
This set will
complement Hät set 8012 Russian Dragoons, Mars set 72029
Russian Dragoons (1812-1815) and the Dragoon figures
from Strelets set 084 Borodino. Although the first set
is for the pre-1808 era and the last two sets are for
the post-1808 era, the main difference is that the
previous caterpillar crest of the helmet was replaced by
a horsehair crest. The figures in the YKREOL set, which contains
6 dead soldiers and 4 dead horses, don't include
headgear so can represent either era.
YKREOL YKRIP115 Dead Bavarian Dragoons with
This set will
complement Hät set 8030 Bavarian Cavalry. As with that
set, the figures can also represent Bavarian Cheveaux-Léger,
which is especially useful because both of the Bavarian
Dragoon Regiments were converted to Cheveaux-Léger in
1811.The YKREOL set contains
6 dead soldiers and 4 dead horses.
YKREOL YKRIP116 Dead Austrian Light Dragoons with
This set will
complement Hät set 8031 Austrian Chevauxleger. The YKREOL set contains
6 dead soldiers and 4 dead horses.
YKREOL YKRIP145 Dead Prussian Hussars with horses - 1806
This set will
complement Hät set 8195 1806 Prussian Hussars The YKREOL set contains 6 dead soldiers and 4 dead horses.
YKREOL YKRIP147 Dead Prussian Grenadiers - 1806
This set will
complement Hät set 8135 1806 Prussian Grenadiers. The YKREOL set contains 10 dead soldiers. Going by the photo on the YKREOL website, one of the figures is an officer and another is a fifer.
YKREOL YKRIP161 Dead Russian Line Infantry - 1805
This set will
complement Hät set 8072 1805 Russian Line Infantry. The YKREOL set contains 10 dead soldiers, three of which are on a single base.
YKREOL YKRIP163 Dead French Voltigeurs - 1805
From the photo on the YKREOL website, this set will
complement Hät set 8171 1805 French Grenadiers and Voltigeurs. As with the Hät set, the figures could also represent grenadiers.
The YKREOL set contains 10 dead soldiers, of which three are on a single base.
YKREOL YKRIP177 Dead French Guard Chasseurs
This set will complement Hät set 8170 French Guard Chasseurs. YKREOL have already issued one set of dead Guard Chasseurs (YKRIP69), however the figures in that set are in winter dress, i.e. wear greatcoats. This new YKREOL set contains 10 figures in summer uniform, although 2 of the figures seem to be without the uniform coat.
YKREOL YKRIP179 British Dead (Peninsular War)
This set will complement Hät set 8186 Peninsular War British Infantry. The YKREOL set contains 10 figures, one of which is an officer, and one either a bugler or fifer.
YKREOL YKRIP185 Dead Saxon Musketeers - 1806
This set will complement the musketeer figures from Hät set 8187 1806 Saxon Infantry. The YKREOL set contains 10 figures, one of which is an officer.
YKREOL YKRIP187 Dead Saxon Grenadiers - 1806
This set will complement the grenadier figures from Hät set 8187 1806 Saxon Infantry. The YKREOL set contains 10 figures, one of which is an officer.
YKREOL YKRIP189 Dead Württemberg Line Infantry
This set will complement the line infantry figures from Hät set 8093 Württemberg Infantry. The YKREOL set contains 10 figures, one of which seems to be a drummer.
YKREOL YKRIP191 Dead Württemberg Jägers
This set will complement the Jäger figures from Hät set 8093 Württemberg Infantry. The YKREOL set contains 10 figures, one of which is an officer, and another a hornist. Three of the figures are on one base.
YKREOL YKRIP197 Dead Swedish Grenadiers
This set will complement the Guard grenadier figures from Hät set
8091 Napoleonic Swedish Infantry. The YKREOL set contains 10 figures.
YKREOL YKRIP199 Dead Swedish Guard
This set will complement the Life Guard figures from Hät set
8091 Napoleonic Swedish Infantry. The YKREOL set contains 10 figures, one of which is an officer, possibly a general.
YKREOL SPYK-16 Siege of Saragossa 1809
The masters can be seen on the YKREOL website. The year mentioned, 1809, makes it the Second Siege of Saragossa.
YKREOL YKBOR-02 The Borodino Redoubt - Set 2
YKREOL have already produced set YKBOR-01 The Borodino Redoubt - Set 1. From the photos on the YKREOL website, these further sets appear to be similar to Set 1, but with the gabions in a different position.
YKREOL YKBOR-03 The Borodino Redoubt - Set 3
See remarks to YKBOR-2 above.
YKREOL YKBOR-04 The Borodino Redoubt - Set 4
No details yet, but likely to be similar to YKBOR-2 and YKBOR-3 above.
YKREOL YK23 Chiefs of War
This will be a copy of Odemars PF03. As such, there will be two identical sprues, each with ten poses, depicting famous leaders. The only one of these relevant to the Napoleonic era is Napoleon himself.
A Call To Arms 68 Iniskilling Dragoons
This set seems to have been
listed on the PSR website for at least a couple of years now. According to
PSR, release is believed to be suspended at the moment. Which is a pity,
because it would be good to have another regiment from the Union Brigade at
Waterloo to join the Scots Greys, which have already been produced by Esci
(set 217), Italeri (set 6001) and Mars (set 72024, though this is a copy of
B.U.M. 5501 Peninsular War Catalonian Somatens
A somatén was a type of militia formed from the citizens of towns in a
particular area, in response to impending enemy action. A somatén
generally operated only in the area surrounding the towns from which it drew
Within the region of Catalonia, a number of somaténs
were formed. The most notable actions were the two battles of Bruc, on 6th
and 14th June 1808,
where a local somatén, operating together with Swiss and Walloon regulars
turned back a French column under General Schwartz, which had marched out of
Barcelona for Saragossa, where it would have joined Lefebvre in besieging
that city. Spanish irregulars have so far only been represented by HäT
with their "Spanish Guerillas" (set 8116). In fact four of the poses in
that set are described by PSR as being Catalonians.
B.U.M. 5502 Peninsular War Cazadores of Catalonia
The term "cazadores" can have a number of interpretations. It could be
used for the "voltigeurs" company of a line infantry regiment; generically
for a complete light infantry regiment or battalion; or, more specifically,
for the "chasseurs" companies within a light infantry battalion, where the
"carabiniers" company would be the "carabineers" and the "voltigeurs"
company would be the "tiradores". The 2nd Regiment of Catalonian Cazadores
took part in the battle of Medina de Rio Seco on 14th July 1808. However,
the 2nd Regiment was also part of the Marquis de La Romana's Division of
the North, which became part of the French 8th Corps, serving in Hamburg and Denmark in 1807 and
1808, departing for Spain on 27th August 1808. It would seem therefore,
that while one battalion was with La Romana, at least one other
battalion remained in Spain. La Romana's force has already been depicted
by GerMan (set 002, "Marquis de la Romana 1807 Infantry and Artillery").
B.U.M. 5503 Peninsular War Barcelona Volunteers
The only information I could find on Barcelona Volunteers
refers to the Light Infantry Regiments. The 1st Regiment took part in La Romana's expedition (see also the Cazadores of Catalonia above). The 2nd
Regiment took part in the second siege of Gerona from July to August 1808.
B.U.M. 5504 Catalonia Legion Infantry
To replace the regular army units, which had to a large
extent been decimated, a number of Catalonian Legions were formed from the
miquelets of that region. The miquelets were a type of paramilitary force,
similar to the somatens, but more mobile and independent, operating further afield than their own towns. With the formation of the legions, these troops
then became de facto regulars.
B.U.M. 5505 Catalonia Legion Cavalry
See the remarks on the Catalonian Legion Infantry above.
B.U.M. 5521 Peninsular War Garrochistas of Bailen
The battle of Bailén, in which
Dupont's French army corps was surrounded and forced to surrender by the
Spanish Army of Andalusia, took place in July 1808. The garrochistas were
irregular cavalry formed from the mounted cattle herders of the region.
Their main weapon was the garrocha, a type of lance.
B.U.M. 5522 Almansa Dragoons
This is another regiment which took part in La Romana's expedition (see B.U.M. 5502 above).
Franznap FC-005 French Line Lancers
Franznap now seems to have switched
their complete production to metal
rather than resin. In fact, some of
these sets originally foreseen to be
produced in resin are meanwhile
available in metal.
Franznap FC-006 French Cavalry in Winter
Franznap FC-008 Austrian
FC-009 Neapolitan General Staff Standing
Franznap FC-011 Neapolitan Guard Veliti
Neapolitan Guard Veliti Team
Franznap FC-013 French LHA Horse Holder
Franznap FC-014 French LHA Team Loading
Franznap FC-015 French LHA Team Firing
Franznap FC-016 French LHA Mounted Command
Franznap FC-017 Saxon Command Staff 1806
Franznap FC-018 French Guard Marin Command
Franznap FC-019 French Guard Marin Team
Franznap FC-020 French Pontoniers Set 1
Franznap FC-021 French Pontoniers Set 2
Franznap FC-022 French ADCs
Franznap FC-023 Baden Infantry Command
Franznap FC-024 Baden Infantry Team
Franznap FC-025 Spare Light Horses Standing
Franznap FC-026 Spare Light Horses Walking
Franznap FC-027 Spare Light Horses Trotting
Franznap FC-028 Spare Light Horses Galopping
Franznap FC-029 Spare Light Horses Other Poses
HäT 8295 1815 French Line Infantry
In December 2013, HäT announced
that this set had been "lost" in circumstances beyond their control,
and will now not be produced. No further details of the loss were given,
however the line drawings and rough masters can still be seen on the HäT website. The set
would have included six poses - a drummer, an NCO, a mounted officer
including horse, two officers on foot, and an NCO porte-aigle. For the
officers, there is a choice of three right arms - each holding a sabre
at different angles. For the porte-aigle, there is the choice between an
eagle without flag and a halberd. Presuming there are at least three
sprues in the set, it would therefore be possible to create the
porte-aigle as well as the second and third porte-aigles. The set also included
some extra heads: wearing a shako with pompom, shako with plume or a forage cap.
HäT ---- Russian Musketeers in Greatcoats
HäT ---- 1805 Russian Command
HäT 8307 Napoleonic British Light Dragoons
In May 2017, HäT announced
that the mould for this set had mistakenly been made for 28mm scale instead of 1/72. The line drawings and test sprues can still be seen on the HäT website.The set
would have included two horse poses and four figure poses. Two of the figures had a choice of
five possible right arms - two holding a sabre, one each a pistol, carbine or trumpet. Each sprue also included four separate carbines.
HäT 8308 Napoleonic British Heavy Dragoons
Same comments as for set 8307 above. The line drawings and test sprues can still be seen on the HäT website
would have included two horse poses and four figure poses. All four figures poses had interchangeable heads. Two of the figures had a choice of
three possible right arms - two holding a sabre and one a carbine. Each sprue also included eight!! separate carbines.
HäT 8309 Prussian Landwehr
The rough masters can be seen on the HäT
website under "82xx Prussian Landwehr". This was obviously originally
intended to be a single set (maybe a large box set), but was then intended to be
split into three sets in the now usual marching, action and command
format. The marching figures were later incorported into HäT's "Crowdfunding Project #5
Set 1 Prussian Landwehr Marching".
In fact, HäT already has one set of Prussian Landwehr in its
range - set 7006, which is a reissue of the Airfix set 1756.
HäT 8310 Prussian Landwehr Action
Comments as per set 8309 above.The action figures were later incorported into HäT's "Crowdfunding Project #5
Set 2 Prussian Landwehr Action"
HäT 8311 Prussian Landwehr Command
Comments as per set 8309 above. Apart from the mounted officer, the command figures were later incorported into HäT's "Crowdfunding Project #5
Set 1 Prussian Landwehr Marching" and "Crowdfunding Project #5 Set 2 Prussian Landwehr Action"
HäT Crowdfunding Project #5 Bonus Figures Prussian Landwehr
These figures will be produced in metal, not
plastic. It's unclear whether they were ever
intended to be plastic, or were foreseen
from the start to be metal figures.
Depending on the number of sets ordered in advance, crowdfunders will receive one or more of the four bonus figures - a sapper, an officer, a surgeon or an ADC, all on foot.
Heller 52705 Austerlitz 1805
Expected release date was June 2009; however this set seems
to have since dropped off the face of the planet.
The first information I have on this set (though not yet
confirmed) is that it consists of the following Italeri reissues: 6016
"French Imperial General Staff", 6003 "French Carabiniers", 6018 "French
Line/Guard Artillery", 6037 "Austrian and Russian Allied general Staff",
6093 "Austrian Infantry 1709 - 1805", 6042 "Cossack Cavalry". Heller have
done a reasonable job of selecting suitable sets for the period, though the
carabiniers are only suitable for the post-1811 period.
IMEX 525 Waterloo British Cavalry and Artillery
IMEX 526 Waterloo French Cavalry and Artillery
Italeri 6152 Prussian Infantry
Since Italeri released set 6067 "Prussian Infantry" as
recently as 2005, which contained figures for the later years of the
Napoleonic Wars, presumably this new set will cover a different part of the
period. This certainly seems to be the case, going by a preview of the
box art from the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2010. As with set 6136, the preview
shows this set with only 36 figures.
Italeri 6153 Austrian Artillery Train
Presumably to complement set 6156. According to the preview from
the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2010, set 6153 contains 6 figures, 4 horses, 1 limber
and 1 cannon.
Italeri 6156 Austrian Artillery
According to the preview from the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2010, this set
has only 8 figures and 2 cannon. Maybe Italeri are downsizing their sets.
Tragik 11 Dead French Cuirassiers
Expected release date was December
Zvezda 6801 Russian Chasseurs
This set was originally planned as
full size set 8073, then
"downgraded" to a mini-set,
and is not listed in the 2015 Zvezda
catalogue, so has presumably been
Napoleonic mini-sets include only
figures and are foreseen for use with
Zvezda's Age of Tactics game system. The
reference to Chasseurs in the title of
this set could have meant either soldiers of a light infantry
(jäger) regiment or the jäger company of a
line infantry battalion. Although Hät have already produced a set of
Russian Light Infantry (set 8072), these are for the 1805 campaign, and Zvezda tends to
produce figures for the 1812 period. In the drawing which represented this
set in the 2011 Zvezda catalogue, the figures look to be wearing the
Zvezda 6803 Russian Cossacks
As with set 6801 above, this set was originally
planned as a full size set, set 8087,
then downgraded to a mini-set, and
finally cancelled completely. As Zvezda had already produced set 8018
Lifeguard Cossacks, this set may have been intended to depict irregular
cossacks. HäT's set 8006 Russian Cossacks has already covered this subject,
though with only four poses in that set a compatible Zvezda set would have
Zvezda 6806 Borodino Game
This seems to have been intended as the basic game set
for which all of the
mini-sets with 6800 codes would be
expansion packs. It had also been
listed as 6807 Napoleon in Russia. Zvezda has already
issued a couple of Borodino game
sets, 8215 Borodino Cossacks Attack
and 8221 Borodino 1812 Battle for
Moscow, however they were from the
"Age of Battles" range, while this
set and the mini-sets were from the "Art of
Tactic" range, which uses much
smaller groups, e.g. six infantry figures, to represent each unit in the
Zvezda's Samurai Battles set
includes two sets of
rules, one for Art of Tactic and
one for Command & Colors.
Possibly the Napoleonic
mini-sets are now foreseen to be
used with the Command & Colors
Zvezda 8073 Russian Chasseurs
See comments on set
Zvezda 8081 French Line Infantry
This set ihas in the
meantime been released in a reduced version as
mini-set 6802 French Line Infantry 1812
Zvezda 8087 Russian Cossacks
on set 6803 above.