|5 out of 6 units done|
Illustrations are once again from the excellent Gyozo Smogyi Honved Army, 1848-49 book. The Honved infantry was intended to be centrally equipped and wear a brown coat with typical Hungarian touches (known as an "attila": above left). Given circumstances, however, there wound up being quite a bit of variety in actual practice. Among these, there were some units that wore a gray attila (above right). I did 2 units in the brown and 1 in the gray attila. In progress is the 31st battalion (the fellow in the short white coat and kepi in the right hand picture above)--that unit is a conversion and will be covered in a separate post once complete.
There was a regular issue for the Hungarian National Guard (above) that was basically the regular uniform and equipment but with a blue jacket with black lace. Although there was much more variety in how these units wound up being uniformed, I choose to go with the above given that the figures I had would work for both. The figures are all from the excellent Steve Barber Models Hungarian Honved infantry.
Brown and Gray Attila Honved Infantry.
Blue-coated National Guard
When done, the Honved infantry should present a colorful array. In addition to these and the 31st Battalion, I'll be adding 2 more units in brown attila with different colored kepis (one red and one white). I've also commissioned Honved Jagers, who will add a bit more flair to the look. Of course, all the Hungarian cavalry were hussars (speaking of color), but those will be another project...