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  • Originally posted by Granatiere View Post
    Some nice uniforms from Italy
    Love how is the first one drawn C:
    Very good ones!
    Qui a composé la chanson ?
    C'est un tambour du bataillon.
    Un soir d‘été, en battant la retraite,
    Pensant à sa mie, que toujours il regrette.

    ...

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    • So Granatiere, you want Italian uniforms eh?

      Kingdom of Naples



















      More on the way ( Kingdom of Italy )...
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      • Kingdom of Italy


















        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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        • Zouave, with Majorsennef, you're one of my contemporary miths
          A ME LE GUARDIE
          "Di noi tremò la nostra vecchia gloria. Tre secoli di fede e una vittoria". Gabriele D'Annunzio

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          • Originally posted by Lt-Bromhead View Post
            My jaw is somewhere near the floor after looking at these images, absolutly first rate. I think for me it has to be the Hussar uniform that steals the show, in any national garb. Having only recently become interested in the period most of my images have come from artists sketches. Then one day a friend recommened I watch "The Duellists" by Ridley Scott, the tailoring and re-production of the main protagonists unforms were a joy to behold and for me are the most beautiful examples of Napoleonic Uniforms.



            I wonder what happened to the uniforms? Imagine keeping them as a momento!
            I took a look at the DVD extras and found this.

            Ridley Scott: The great military costumes were made in Italy at Peruzzi. I learnt a big lesson in film making: I paid for the costumes, they owned them. I thought, "Wait a minute! That doesn't work for me." I was furious about that. Just the costumes for these two guys [ Keitel and Carradine ] at the time [ 1977 ] cost me 19,000 pounds. I said, "How come they own them?" They said, "That's the deal."
            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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            • Great pictues Zouave. Knoetel is one of my favourite military artists. The Neapolitan army must have been the most colourful army in the world thanks to their illustrious king Murat.

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              • Originally posted by Zouave View Post
                I took a look at the DVD extras and found this.

                Ridley Scott: The great military costumes were made in Italy at Peruzzi. I learnt a big lesson in film making: I paid for the costumes, they owned them. I thought, "Wait a minute! That doesn't work for me." I was furious about that. Just the costumes for these two guys [ Keitel and Carradine ] at the time [ 1977 ] cost me 19,000 pounds. I said, "How come they own them?" They said, "That's the deal."
                Best movie ever made about the Napoleonic era as the re-enactors uniforms reflect the periods in the movie superbly and historically.

                Love those Hussars.

                Regards
                James

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                • Artist: P. Conrad

                  Timbalier du 2e Chevau-Leger Lanciers de la Garde Imperiale

                  I'll post more if requested
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                  ‘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 Dibble201Bty View Post
                    I'll post more if requested
                    - Your Highness, the enemy is so numerous... they outnumber your army.
                    - My friend, first I beat 'em then I'll count 'em
                    (Polish King Jan III Sobieski during his campaigns)

                    Historia Wojskowa Portal Historyczno-Wojskowy phw.org.pl

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                    • Artist: P. Conrad

                      Here's Some Lanciers Rouges. [email protected] if you want to see some Polish Lancers of the Imperial Guard, give me a rep.

                      Paul
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                      Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 23 Feb 09, 09:39.
                      ‘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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                      • Check the CP.
                        - Your Highness, the enemy is so numerous... they outnumber your army.
                        - My friend, first I beat 'em then I'll count 'em
                        (Polish King Jan III Sobieski during his campaigns)

                        Historia Wojskowa Portal Historyczno-Wojskowy phw.org.pl

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                        • Artist: P. Conrad

                          [email protected] 'Thanks' I havn't checked yet, I've been too busy posting these. Enjoy.


                          Paul
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                          ‘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 Zouave View Post
                            I took a look at the DVD extras and found this.

                            Ridley Scott: The great military costumes were made in Italy at Peruzzi. I learnt a big lesson in film making: I paid for the costumes, they owned them. I thought, "Wait a minute! That doesn't work for me." I was furious about that. Just the costumes for these two guys [ Keitel and Carradine ] at the time [ 1977 ] cost me 19,000 pounds. I said, "How come they own them?" They said, "That's the deal."
                            Wow, £19,000! Would that be a good indication of how much they would have cost back in nap times then converted to modern amounts? Imagine how much a regiment would cost never mind an army! I suppose it would have been less in comparison as these methods are probably no longer used and you would now pay handsomely for an expert to make them as apposed to any old seamstress back in the 1800's.

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                            • Originally posted by Lt-Bromhead View Post
                              Imagine how much a regiment would cost never mind an army! I suppose it would have been less in comparison as these methods are probably no longer used and you would now pay handsomely for an expert to make them as apposed to any old seamstress back in the 1800's.
                              The dolman and fur-edged pelisse were heavily braided parts of hussar's flamboyant outfit. The pelisse cost a little fortune, 216 Francs!
                              The whole uniform for infantrymen cost approx. 250 francs.


                              Most often the fur-edged pelisse was left in depot, or kept boxed, instead only the lighter dolman was worn. They became so damaged already during the first campaign, that they were not taken by the rank and file. The cost of reparing the pelisse was high even for the Guard Chasseurs a cheval, that only some officers could afford it. Henri Lachoque writes that in 1807 during a parade in Paris the Guard Chasseurs "were wearing undress coats with aiguillettes. The crowd missed their gaudy dolmans and pelisses ..."
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                              • Do you mean something like these?

                                Paul
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                                ‘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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