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  • alex33
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    Yeah thanks I did that just now =) I saw the book on Amazon the scans seem to be a bit weird and some of the colours seemingly did not translate well. For example the Carabinier officer helmet in the book has the wrong colour somehow.

    Do you have any book recommendation for British uniforms? I only know of C. E. Franklins book which is available for the cheap price of.... over 600

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    They are individual, issued plates printed on card 32cm x 24cm (12-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches) which folds out and comes with 2x4 folded text sheets printed in English and French. There is a book that has the same plates in called 'Napoleons Army 1790 - 1815 by Lucien Rousselot, but the price new is rather steep.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Napoleons-A...my+1790+-+1815

    Anyway! If you click on all those posts, you should be able to download all those pictures to your computer.

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  • alex33
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    Wow thank you. From what book is that? I really would like to buy me a copy

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    OK. go to the Napoleonic forum on this site, go to Stickie Best Uniform, go to page 162: scroll down for 3230 and 3231 posts. And also Page 162 for post 3284.

    I posted every single Rousselot plate and text on that thread starting from page 161: post 3213. In that first post, I stated that I couldn't find some of the plates, but I did manage to find them later and posted them further on.

    If you still have trouble with access, give me another post.

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  • alex33
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    Sadly not =(

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Have you the Rousselot plates and text?

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  • alex33
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    Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
    What were you looking for?
    My original question was:
    One thing i find very interessting are the carabiniers a cheval. I kinda have a thing for flashy looking gear.
    What i would like to know: almost everywhere you can read that around 1809 they turned their bearskins etc in for armour and helmet coated in brass. Then again it is also said that the officers get the same equipment only with a copper coating with a star on a sunburst on the chest of the cuirass. I've seen the copper cuirass at the invalides museum on paris last year. I've also seen plates (i think the dresden ones) and portraits where officers wore normal "line" carabiniers armour in brass. I know thos could also be because of diferent sircumstances pf the supply lines etc. but my real question here is: did the regulations or the decree of 1809 specify that officer get the copper coated cuirass with the star and ofc the helmet? I ask this because i read about the carabiniers in swords around the throne that they got their brass equipment but no mention of the copper ones. Also jouineau mentions in his book that they got their stuff in brass but also does not mention the copper officer variants but also paint the officers with the brass ones.

    I'm getting back into Napoleonic uniformology and remembered that I asked about this but the links you provided back then sadly dont work anymore and I kinda have forgotten about this^^

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    What were you looking for?

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  • alex33
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    Does anyone know how I can use those "older" links? They only get me to the main forum

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  • Steve Conway
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    Hi,
    I have been collecting information on French Napoleonic Era infantry uniforms for some time and have previously seen a photograph of the reverse of a voltigeur habit long of the 121st Ligne which I am pretty certain showed different turn back badges on either side. I have recently been trying to find this picture again but can only locate a side view. Does anyone have a link to a back view of this habit? I also note in these forums a reference to a habit of the 116th, I would appreciate a link to this if anyone has it. Thanks.

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Originally posted by Soviet_Prussian View Post
    I am Working on some 28mm British infantry from the Waterloo campaign. I am painting them as the coldstream guards however I've ran into a problem. how are the flank companies distinguished from one another, the models have shako covers so the plume isn't present and as far as i know the light company and grenadier companies wore dark blur facings the same as the centre companies.
    If anyone knows please reply

    Thanks in advance.
    If they all have shako covers you should perhaps have an officer or senior N.C.O without a waterproof covered shako on both flanks to symbolise the Grenadier and Light companies. Centre companies had blue edged white lace shoulder-straps with a white tuft at the end. From 1809, The Flank companies had blue edged white shoulder-straps with elite blue laced white crescents with a white fringe on the outer curve.

    click on the link below, then scroll down to a 1/6th scale model of a Coldstream Guardsman. It is a very good depiction.

    http://www.accionunoseis.org/search....or=Tony+Barton

    Paul

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  • Soviet_Prussian
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    I am Working on some 28mm British infantry from the Waterloo campaign. I am painting them as the coldstream guards however I've ran into a problem. how are the flank companies distinguished from one another, the models have shako covers so the plume isn't present and as far as i know the light company and grenadier companies wore dark blur facings the same as the centre companies.
    If anyone knows please reply

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Massena
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    Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
    Just to highlight that the figure on the right belongs to the 53rd (Shropshire ) Regiment of Foot. I'm sure it was an unintentional omission of the '5' but the error still needs to be highlighted
    Thanks and good catch. And, yes, of course, the error was unintentional. Why would it be otherwise?

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Originally posted by alex33 View Post
    Cool thank you! Still hard to find anything "cheaper" on the british army that covers that much stuff.

    Now i have some questions regarding the Russian Guard/Line Cavalry:
    It's hard to come by this information but there are 3 distinct cavalry regiments that have different symbols on their helmet and or shabrack: the Chevalier Guard, the Lifeguard Horse Regiment, and the Military Order Cuirassier Regiment. In 1813 the His Majesty Life Cuirassiers (Line) were promoted to young guard status as the Lifeguard Cuirassiers I think somewhere at that time or later the Her Majesty variant of the cuirassiers was also promoted.

    The book of Alexander Viskovatov describes the helmet of the Line Cuirassiers as having a double headed eagle on it. Did the His/Her Majestys Cuirassiers get a new helmet with the guard star after the promotion to the guard? They seemed to already have the star on the shabrack but on newer stuff they had the Imperial Monogram on it. Also, does anyone have any plates or pictures of the Chevalier/Horseguard Helmets? They seem to have a Guardstar on the Helmet. Does anyone know the Uniform and color difference between the Russian Old Guard and Young Guard Heavy Cav? Their Facings and Shabracks seem to have the same color?

    Also, something I don't quite get are the Life garde Cossacks they are part of the Imperial Guard but some websites mention Lifeguard Ural,Black Sea etc Cossacks as line Cav. What are those? Are they also "Red" Guard Cossacks or are they like the normal cossacks?
    I am not as good with the Russian army as I am the British, French etc. But I'm sure that someone may be along and answer your questions.

    These may help

    https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2015/0...-army-of-1812/

    Have a look through these sites.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Hi...ZjVY5-8g0iBDM:

    Paul
    Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 08 Sep 17, 08:54.

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Originally posted by Massena View Post
    The uniform plate pictured is from the book The Thin Red Line by the Fostens published in 1989.

    The two central figures on the plate are infantrymen: a sergeant of the grenadier company of the 2d Foot in full dress on the left, and a sergeant of the light infantry company of the 3d Foot in service dress on the right.
    Just to highlight that the figure on the right belongs to the 53rd (Shropshire ) Regiment of Foot. I'm sure it was an unintentional omission of the '5' but the error still needs to be highlighted

    Paul

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