Headdress, otherwise known as headwear, hats, or helmets in the game, are a part of the uniform that was worn by most organized regiments of the countries that participated in the Napoleonic Wars. There are several different types of hats in the game, from the common cylindrical French shakos to dragoon helmets.
Common and Notable Hats
Below are the common as well as distinctive hats of countries the appear in Blood & Iron, divided by factions.
Kingdom of Prussia
The Kingdom of Prussia mostly has stovepipe shakos with different designs depending on the regiment. The Landwehr regiments have a peaked cap, which the Germans continued to use up to the 20th century.
The French Empire has shakos with eagles on them and large bearskin hats for grenadiers.
Duchy of Nassau
The Duchy of Nassau has regular shakos with no set design patterns.
Russia Hats are usually regular shakos with Bush Emblems. most of the exceptions are listed here.
The Austrian Empire has regular shaped shakos as well as dragoon helmets for their line infantry and the well-known rifleman hats.
Kingdom of Bavaria
Duchy of Warsaw
The usual line infantry of the Duchy of Warsaw wears czapki, the same type of hats worn by most lancer regiments. (Czapki is plural for czapka). The faction also has a grenadier regiment that wears bearskin, similar to the Old Guard, as the Duchy of Warsaw was mostly a puppet state created by Napoleon. Since the partisans were unorganized, in the game, the hats vary, but the riflemen have a blank silver shako.