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  • Empress' Dragoons

    Found a cool drawing showing the uniform and equipment of this French unit.

    This was Empress Joséphin's own dragoon unit.

    They had a cool leopard design on their helmets.


    "Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a ugly brawl."
    --Frederick II, King of Prussia

  • #2
    Very nice. Were they renamed after the divorce?
    Will no one tell me what she sings?--
    Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow
    For old, unhappy, far-off things,
    And battles long ago:
    -William Wordsworth, "The Solitary Reaper"

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    • #3
      Marek,

      You can find this plate and many others here: http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...t=55524&page=4

      I originally posted them in 2007.

      Trumpeters of the same regiment...

      My avatar: Center of the Cross of the Légion d'honneur (Legion of Honour) of the First French Empire (Napoleonic Era), 3rd type (awarded between 1806-1808). My Légion d'honneur. :-)

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      • #4
        timbalier

        to complete the pictures of the dragoons (the timbalier)also painted by jouineau
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        • #5
          more

          there is not much information about the band of the dragoons
          here is a pic of them
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          • #6
            Here is a fine rendition by Rousselot.



            And this by Pierre Conrad



            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.

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            • #7
              And here are the rest of the rousselot plates pertaining la Garde Imperiale Dragons.











              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.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Desiree Clary View Post
                Very nice. Were they renamed after the divorce?
                The title 'Empress Dragoons' was unofficial, and it stuck. Josephine was their sponosr when they were formed in 1806. Officially, they were Dragons de la Garde Imperiale.

                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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                • #9
                  The Dragoon's kettle drummer (timbalier) was not black. That was an error on Rousselot's part and was copied often thereafter. Edward Ryan sets the record straight in Napoleon's Elite Cavalry.

                  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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                  • #10
                    edward ryans timbalier

                    how dit he set it strait
                    if this is a white guy he has an awful tan
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                    • #11
                      finally

                      the artist Leliepvre finally corrected the problem
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                      • #12
                        problem

                        i have a problem with a dutch painter
                        this painter is accuraat in his paintings
                        please feedback for this painting
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by repd View Post
                          how dit he set it strait
                          if this is a white guy he has an awful tan
                          The painting is by Rousselot and he has been found to be incorrect.

                          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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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Massena View Post
                            The title 'Empress Dragoons' was unofficial, and it stuck. Josephine was their sponosr when they were formed in 1806. Officially, they were Dragons de la Garde Imperiale.

                            Sincerely,
                            M
                            Ah, thanks a lot


                            Susie
                            Will no one tell me what she sings?--
                            Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow
                            For old, unhappy, far-off things,
                            And battles long ago:
                            -William Wordsworth, "The Solitary Reaper"

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                            • #15
                              You're very welcome.

                              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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