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  • Originally posted by rogg View Post
    Thanks!! Sry, I can't rep you at the moment!

    Is it this book?

    http://www.amazon.de/Napoleons-Armee...usselot+Plates

    (in German )
    No, The info I posted was the original plates and text sheets.

    I also have the Rousselot book which is very good but afaiac, not as good as the plates which of course are much, much more expensive in the long run.

    The bearskin was an expensive item that needed a lot of care and grooming to keep it looking good and the fact that the shako was more practical and better to stand up to the elements, but then again, some commanders insisted on keeping the bearskin for their own reasons like tradition, style etc.
    Paul
    Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 29 Nov 13, 14:34.
    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
    All human ills he can subdue,
    Or with a bauble or medal
    Can win mans heart for you;
    And many a blessing know to stew
    To make a megloamaniac bright;
    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
    The Pixie is a little shite.

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    • Originally posted by rogg View Post
      Thanks, why did they abolish the bearskin for the Grenadiers?
      The bearskin was expensive but it was also the traditional mark of the elite companies in the line and light regiments. The 46th Ligne kept theirs, and in good repair into 1814 and they were undoubtedly not the only regiment to do so.

      French regimental commanders might also ignore any and all regulations they didn't care for regarding uniforms and it should also be noted that some voltigeur companies were still wearing colpacks through at least 1813.

      The shako was an excellent head gear and was generally popular and as long as the elite companies in the line and light regiments wore either a red plume (for grenadiers and carabiniers) and the voltigeurs had their green and yellow combination plumes, the rumbling could be kept to a minimum. With the introduction of the smaller houpes, tufts, and colored pompoms for the elite companies, the grumbling became much louder and the ignoring of the new regulations more widespread.

      As for the pervasiveness of the new Bardin uniforms in 1813 they were undoubtedly not used by all. The new conscripts probably were, but the veterans and troops holding the fortresses in Poland and Germany probably either did not or had a mix of uniforms especially if replacement clothing was procured and made locally.

      What soldiers are supposed to look like is one thing; what they actually wore quite another.

      Sincerely,
      M
      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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      • Thanks for the information!

        Is there a comparable compendium for the Prussians?
        "Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier" - Samuel Johnson

        "Kerls, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?"

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        • Originally posted by rogg View Post
          Thanks for the information!

          Is there a comparable compendium for the Prussians?
          In no particular order














          Paul
          ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
          All human ills he can subdue,
          Or with a bauble or medal
          Can win mans heart for you;
          And many a blessing know to stew
          To make a megloamaniac bright;
          Give honour to the dainty Corse,
          The Pixie is a little shite.

          Comment




          • Some rather tired illustrations from some of my earliest, well worn tomes.











            Paul
            Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 30 Nov 13, 21:57.
            ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
            All human ills he can subdue,
            Or with a bauble or medal
            Can win mans heart for you;
            And many a blessing know to stew
            To make a megloamaniac bright;
            Give honour to the dainty Corse,
            The Pixie is a little shite.

            Comment















            • Paul
              Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 01 Dec 13, 01:17.
              ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
              All human ills he can subdue,
              Or with a bauble or medal
              Can win mans heart for you;
              And many a blessing know to stew
              To make a megloamaniac bright;
              Give honour to the dainty Corse,
              The Pixie is a little shite.

              Comment



              • http://s710.photobucket.com/user/dib...d5dff.jpg.html












                Paul
                ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                All human ills he can subdue,
                Or with a bauble or medal
                Can win mans heart for you;
                And many a blessing know to stew
                To make a megloamaniac bright;
                Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                The Pixie is a little shite.

                Comment















                • Paul
                  ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                  All human ills he can subdue,
                  Or with a bauble or medal
                  Can win mans heart for you;
                  And many a blessing know to stew
                  To make a megloamaniac bright;
                  Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                  The Pixie is a little shite.

                  Comment















                  • Paul
                    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                    All human ills he can subdue,
                    Or with a bauble or medal
                    Can win mans heart for you;
                    And many a blessing know to stew
                    To make a megloamaniac bright;
                    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                    The Pixie is a little shite.

                    Comment















                    • Paul
                      ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                      All human ills he can subdue,
                      Or with a bauble or medal
                      Can win mans heart for you;
                      And many a blessing know to stew
                      To make a megloamaniac bright;
                      Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                      The Pixie is a little shite.

                      Comment















                      • Paul
                        ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                        All human ills he can subdue,
                        Or with a bauble or medal
                        Can win mans heart for you;
                        And many a blessing know to stew
                        To make a megloamaniac bright;
                        Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                        The Pixie is a little shite.

                        Comment





                        • FIN

                          Paul
                          ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                          All human ills he can subdue,
                          Or with a bauble or medal
                          Can win mans heart for you;
                          And many a blessing know to stew
                          To make a megloamaniac bright;
                          Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                          The Pixie is a little shite.

                          Comment


                          • WOW! You own them all in hard copy!

                            Thank you very much!
                            "Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier" - Samuel Johnson

                            "Kerls, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?"

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                            • Was the 'blue' of the Prussian Line Infantry basically the same as the French Line 'blue'?
                              "Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier" - Samuel Johnson

                              "Kerls, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?"

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                              • Originally posted by rogg View Post
                                Was the 'blue' of the Prussian Line Infantry basically the same as the French Line 'blue'?
                                At 28mm after shading and highlighting? It would hardly notice especially if you use subtle differences in the highlight colour but if you must, you could make the Prussian blue slightly darker. I personally wouldn't bother.

                                I'll post a very interesting chart on French uniform colours later.

                                Paul
                                Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 06 Dec 13, 04:13.
                                ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                                All human ills he can subdue,
                                Or with a bauble or medal
                                Can win mans heart for you;
                                And many a blessing know to stew
                                To make a megloamaniac bright;
                                Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                                The Pixie is a little shite.

                                Comment

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