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  • Dibble201Bty
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    have you looked in these books? There is a list of them which can be viewed. They are excellent though some are in black and white.
    https://runivers.ru/lib/book3093/

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  • alex33
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    So I have a question regarding Russian Cuirassiers of the Military Order Regiment. The Officers wore a Helmet with the Order on it instead of the normal double headed eagle. Did the normal troopers also wear this helmet or did they have the normal Cuirassier helmet? The normal rank and file had normal Shabraques with the imperial Monogram while the officers had the Order on them so maybe the same thing is for the helmets?

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  • alex33
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    Thank you! Wonder where the wrong Blue coloration comes from cause i've seen it quite often. Probably someone took the nickname "The Blues" too seriously hahaha

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Black over Red crest.

    https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail....c=2001-06-17-1

    Though Franklin's tome has inaccuracies, it is nevertheless an excellent attempt at covering what is probably an 'almost impossible subject to get accurate. It also didn't help with the selection of the printers in India.

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  • alex33
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    Hey,

    back with another question, this time its about the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards. Specifically its about the Helmet Crest of the Blues. In British Napoleonic Uniforms: A Complete Illustrated Guide to Uniforms, Facings and Lace by C. E. Franklin and multiple other paintings I've seen that their helmet crest was Blue and Red (for example that one waterloo page https://i.imgur.com/okhmVfh.png .) While in other paintings it appears to be black and red like. Does anybody know what coloring the helmet crest of the blues was?

    Cheers!

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  • vladimir Pantin
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    The Hermitage museum. Collection of the Arsenal Department.

    https://hermitagemuseum.org/wps/port...g_template=WOA

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  • Massena
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    Originally posted by alex33 View Post
    Ah I already did what you adviced me. But thats how the Carabiniers plate looks like in the "Napoleons Army" book acording to amazon I just wanted to show why I refrained from buying it. It seems that some colors on the plates of the book are somehow wrong no Idea how they managed to f that up
    I would recommend collecting the plates themselves, though that takes some time and you might not get them all. I found the book OK but not great and somewhat awkward to use.

    I have 68 if the plates and found them in various places such as toy soldier shows and On Military Matters usually has some for sale. They are on line. Ebay usually has some for bidding.

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Well! I've checked my copy and the pictures on pages 153 and 157 (pages 147-160 Carabiniers 1804-1815 section of the book) where the officers are depicted, show the copper metal quite clearly on the cuirass but with the helmets, there isn't much contrast between the two.

    Originally posted by alex33 View Post
    Ah I already did what you adviced me. But that's how the Carabiniers plate looks like in the "Napoleons Army" book according to amazon I just wanted to show why I refrained from buying it. It seems that some colors on the plates of the book are somehow wrong no Idea how they managed to f that up
    My advice is that you download the plates and text I posted on the 'Stickie Best Uniform thread. You won't need to buy the book. The plates show the copper quite distinctly, and if you read the text, you will see that though the uniform decree was laid down at the end of December 1809, it seems that the new uniform wasn't in general use until well into 1811.


    Your link 'FOTK.LV' are not pages from the book. They are scans only of the colour plates and rather bad ones they are too. compare that plate to the one that I posted, you will see a marked difference.

    These are my plate posts:









    Paul
    Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 02 Feb 19, 03:09.

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Originally posted by alex33 View Post
    Ah I already did what you adviced me. But thats how the Carabiniers plate looks like in the "Napoleons Army" book acording to amazon I just wanted to show why I refrained from buying it. It seems that some colors on the plates of the book are somehow wrong no Idea how they managed to f that up
    OK! I'll check my copy in the morning, and if it is as bad as you say, I'll let you know.

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  • alex33
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    Ah I already did what you adviced me. But thats how the Carabiniers plate looks like in the "Napoleons Army" book acording to amazon I just wanted to show why I refrained from buying it. It seems that some colors on the plates of the book are somehow wrong no Idea how they managed to f that up

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Why are you going to that site? It's rubbish. all it shows you are the plates not the text. stick to the advice I gave you in post #424

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  • alex33
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    Thank you.

    concerning the book here for example https://fotki.lv/lv/Remi/comments-26212098/ it looks completley different I dont know how they managed that but the helmet isnt even copper coloured

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    These may be of help.

    http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=467664

    http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/...=463797&page=2

    Paul

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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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