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marvello
01-03-2014, 01:20 PM
Dear forum members, I would like to ask for your help in identifying and getting information about a Mignot set that I received as a gift in November from a friend who also had no information about it. It is a multi-piece set of 11 figures and camping equipment (by the way, my camera has broken so I can't send photos at this time) possibly entitled "Napoleon at Austerlitz". I have written to Mignot but they tell me that they cannot give me information about the set without photos (even though I described it fully ?). I have looked through the Mignot book and could not find it,so, I suppose it is a newer set. It comes in a large flat Mignot red box with a Mignot label but no id on the set. The pieces are in a soft foam enclosure within the box (which leads me to believe it is a newer set). The 54mm figures are: A seated Napoleon wearing his green uniform with hat on, a table with maps on it, a ring of stacked packs, a trunk, 4 gabions, a camp fire, 6 general officers/aides on foot, 2 grenadiers of the Guard with muskets on foot, 1 sappeur with a saw on his shoulder and an infantryman carrying a log (all the figures are on foot). If anyone can help me with production, background and subject info I would be very appreciative. Thanks

marco55
01-03-2014, 05:00 PM
That's a really nice gift from a friend.
Mark

Obee
01-03-2014, 06:10 PM
I've located that set for you :)

In this on-line catalogue http://issuu.com/cbgmignot/docs/empire_16_pages it is listed as :

1017 La Veille D'Austerlitz (12 Figurines + 9 accessories)

This is a screen dump from that page.

142292

Hope that helps,

John

marvello
01-03-2014, 08:29 PM
John: Thank you for your help. It seems to be pretty much the set that I've got without the scenic background and flag. The set I have is in a box with specifically cut out spaces in the soft foam for the figures. The foam fits the box exactly so it would seem that it is the packing that came with the set. Is the catalog a current one? (I didn't find it when I was looking). I am trying to place a date on the set. I thought it might have been released as a commemorative set for the anniversary of the battle ? Thanks again any information on this is appreciated. Matt

marvello
01-03-2014, 08:35 PM
Mark: It was an unexpect gift. The set is in perfect condition..I was real pleased. My friend doesn't collect figures so he said I should have fun with it. Almost all my Mignots are from the 50's and 60's without boxes so this one was a nice update. Matt/Marvello