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  • Originally posted by Post Captain View Post
    If that is Hagman...then the backpack is French, because Sharpie always encouraged his men to 'aquire' French packs as he considered them better than the British issue.
    As a side question, did British troops actually set out to equip themselves with French packs?
    Yup they did. They 'liberated' many knapsacks off of the French, as well as trousers, greatcoats and footwear; and, if you notice, the picture shows a French pewter field flask too.

    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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    • Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
      Yup they did. They 'liberated' many knapsacks off of the French, as well as trousers, greatcoats and footwear; and, if you notice, the picture shows a French pewter field flask too.

      Paul
      Never noticed that...the Brits canteens were round and wooden i believe.

      Never Fear the Event

      Admiral Lord Nelson

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      • Correct. The British first adopted a round, wooden canteen sometime between the AWI and 1794, when they first show up in illustrations.

        I have to point out that despite what you see in that image and the majority of reconstrutions, they were not marked "BO" in the Napoleonic era, as the Board of Ordnance didn't start issuing canteens until 1821. Starting in 1808, the Storekeeper General's Department handled the issue of canteens, which may have been marked "SG". They were marked "GR" before the founding of that department.

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        • Hello,

          It's my first post, i'm french, so please my english is poor.
          I'd like find some informations about the "National feldbattalion" of Bavaria.
          I known the 9 kreises (departement), but none i,formations about their particular facing.
          Some body can help me ???
          The only information that i have is about the Unter and Ober Donau kreises.
          Thanks.

          Didier.

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          • Though not specific, may be of interest

            http://www.napoleon-series.org/milit...n/c_danub.html

            http://www.napoleon-series.org/milit...cantler12.html

            A good look through here may help

            http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypld...750385&level=2



            Paul
            Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 14 Jan 13, 16:41.
            ‘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 borodino1812 View Post
              Hello,

              It's my first post, i'm french, so please my english is poor.
              I'd like find some informations about the "National feldbattalion" of Bavaria.
              I known the 9 kreises (departement), but none i,formations about their particular facing.
              Some body can help me ???
              The only information that i have is about the Unter and Ober Donau kreises.
              Thanks.

              Didier.
              According to George Nafziger & others they all wore the same facing colour - poppy red. Attached is an extract from Nafziger "Armies of Bavaria & Wurzburg 1792-1815" and 2 plates from Cantler "Der Bayerischen Armee samtliche Uniformen von 1800-1873".
              Attached Files

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              • Here U go...
                Last edited by General Brock; 23 Jan 14, 22:30.

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                • Dear friends,

                  Thank's to all.
                  Your informations, it's a "mine d'or"
                  Lannes

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                  • Hello,

                    Thank's again for your posts about the Bavarian.

                    I'm belgian, and now, I search some pictures about the Belgian and Nederland staff at Waterloo.
                    I've find some pictures about "Le Prince d'Orange", but about the staff officers , NADA .....
                    Can you help me?

                    Thanks

                    Lannes

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                    • Interesting that you asked. In fact, the uniforms of the ADC's of the prince are being researched as we speak, by re-enactors who will portray the prince and his staff at Waterloo 2015. They found out, this far, that (some of) his aides had expensive hussar-style uniforms, not unlike the prince himself.

                      I can give you a Cent-jour-Uniformes plate with the regulation-uniforms of the (Dutch) ADC. Remember that many of the prince his 'personal' aides were British.

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                      • Grenadier de Ligne 1796.

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                        • That hat will forever have my adoration.

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                          • Here are some more on Napoleon's Cavalry arm, rendered 'mostly' by David Haggar









                            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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                            • 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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                              • 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.

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