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  • Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
    And here's the last batch.

    Paul
    But from what book these figures?

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    • Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
      And here's the last batch.

      Paul
      Excellent, thankyou.
      Ed

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      • Originally posted by Alexei16 View Post
        But from what book these figures?
        If I were you, I would look up the books below.

        NAPOLEONIC UNIFORMS: v. 1 & 2 (ISBN: 185367737X / 1-85367-737-X)
        And
        NAPOLEONIC UNIFORMS: Vassals and Enemies (2 Volume Set, Volumes III & IV) (VOL 3 + 4) (ISBN: 1883476208 / 1-883476-20-8)
        John R Elting

        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
          If I were you, I would look up the books below.

          NAPOLEONIC UNIFORMS: v. 1 & 2 (ISBN: 185367737X / 1-85367-737-X)
          And
          NAPOLEONIC UNIFORMS: Vassals and Enemies (2 Volume Set, Volumes III & IV) (VOL 3 + 4) (ISBN: 1883476208 / 1-883476-20-8)
          John R Elting

          Paul
          But you have portraits of the Generals

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          • Originally posted by Alexei16 View Post
            But you have portraits of the Generals

            I have many, many individual & Bookplates and plates on DVD

            Point out the post number And Generals you are referring to.

            The British Light Cavalry plates are from a book called Nations in Arms
            See below.


            British Light Cavalry (Nations in Arms 1800-1815)
            Hardcover: 48 pages
            Publisher: distributed by Squadron/Signal Publications (1977)
            Language: English
            ISBN-10: 085524271X
            ISBN-13: 978-0855242718
            Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 15 Apr 09, 15:28.
            ‘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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            • Last edited by General Brock; 23 Jan 14, 22:31.

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              • Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
                I have many, many individual & Bookplates and plates on DVD

                Point out the post number And Generals you are referring to.

                The British Light Cavalry plates are from a book called Nations in Arms
                See below.


                British Light Cavalry (Nations in Arms 1800-1815)
                Hardcover: 48 pages
                Publisher: distributed by Squadron/Signal Publications (1977)
                Language: English
                ISBN-10: 085524271X
                ISBN-13: 978-0855242718
                I have many, many individual & Bookplates and plates on DVD

                Point out the post number And Generals you are referring to.

                The British Light Cavalry plates are from a book called Nations in Arms
                See below.


                British Light Cavalry (Nations in Arms 1800-1815)
                Hardcover: 48 pages
                Publisher: distributed by Squadron/Signal Publications (1977)
                Language: English
                ISBN-10: 085524271X
                ISBN-13: 978-0855242718
                I have many, many individual & Bookplates and plates on DVD

                Point out the post number And Generals you are referring to.

                The British Light Cavalry plates are from a book called Nations in Arms
                See below.


                British Light Cavalry (Nations in Arms 1800-1815)
                Hardcover: 48 pages
                Publisher: distributed by Squadron/Signal Publications (1977)
                Language: English
                ISBN-10: 085524271X
                ISBN-13: 978-0855242718
                But the Generals of Napoleon exist?

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                • Put the name of the relavent General you are looking for in your search engine & press images. you should come up with hundreds of pictures which you can download to your 'My Pictures file, on your PC
                  ‘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
                    Put the name of the relavent General you are looking for in your search engine & press images. you should come up with hundreds of pictures which you can download to your 'My Pictures file, on your PC
                    But reference exists in you?

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                    • the austrian jagers are pretty cool kindah look like the rough riders though but thats with the hat, they look cooler with the helmet



                      i cant believe im saying this but the french zouaves looked pretty cool to
                      “May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't.”- General George S Patton

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                      • Originally posted by Alexei16 View Post
                        But reference exists in you?
                        I am very sorry, but please tell me what pictures you mean as I don't understand

                        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.

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by goairforce8 View Post
                          i cant believe im saying this but the french zouaves looked pretty cool to
                          I completely agree with you. My beloved French Zouaves, probably the most well known soldiers in the world during the 1850's, 60's and 70's.

                          I will not post the images here because our forum is devoted to the Napoleonic Era, but if someone wants to check them... click on the links below. A bit off topic but I hope people will indulge me on this one. Double click on the pics to enlarge them.

                          Zouave regiment of the French Imperial Guard ( Napoleon III's Imperial Guard )

                          Plate by Andre Jouineau: http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3...rdezouaves.jpg

                          Photos taken at the Chalons Camp in 1857:

                          http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/5580/gardezouav3.jpg
                          http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8387/gardezouav4.jpg
                          http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/518/gardezouav5.jpg
                          http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/5457/gardezouav9.jpg
                          http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/9224/gardezouav8.jpg

                          Guard Zouaves during the 1859 Italian campaign ( Franco-Austrian War ): http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/770...ezouav1859.jpg

                          Group of Guard Zouave officers ( photo taken in 1860 ): http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/8540/zvgdkj0.jpg

                          Photo taken at the Chalons Camp in 1866: http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/65/gardezouav.jpg

                          Guard Zouave: http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/3430/gardezouav2.jpg

                          Guard Zouave on the left: http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/933...uaveimpbh3.jpg


                          Origins of the Zouaves: http://www.zouave.org/origins.html

                          Letters from head-quarters, or The realities of the war in the Crimea, by Somerset John Gough Calthorpe, Officer on the staff.
                          See pages 382-385: http://books.google.com/books?id=okU...+in+the+Crimea


                          Battle of Malakoff ( the final and decisive assault against Sevastopol ), during the Crimean War.

                          The final assault on Sevastopol took place on 8th September 1855. The French, under the command of General MacMahon, poured into the Malakoff and took the advanced works. The Russians emerged from the interior of the bastion and counter attacked. The savage fighting raged from midday until 4pm, when finally the French took the bastion. French zouave Eugene Libaut installed the French flag on the top of the Russian Redoubt.
                          The loss of the Malakoff with its dominant position overlooking Sevastopol and its defences caused the Russians to give up the struggle. The fall of the Malakoff was the end of the siege of Sevastopol.
                          In the final attack, the French lost 5 generals killed and 4 wounded. French casualties were 7.567 officers and men. The British lost 2.271 officers and men ( 3 British generals were wounded ) during their failed attack against the Redan. The Russians suffered 12.913 casualties.

                          BTW, MacMahon personally led the successful attack, spearheaded by the 1st Zouave Regiment. The newly formed Zouave Regiment of the French Imperial Guard ( at the time with only one battalion ) lost 311 out of 600 men taken into the charge.

                          http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/7272/zomalabk8.jpg
                          http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/7059/malzocv1.jpg
                          http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/862/malakoffgj1.png


                          The French Guardsmen fought like lions at Magenta (during the 1859 campaign), especially the Grenadiers and Zouaves of the Guard.

                          "Against all expectations, Gyulai had concentrated 60.000 men around Magenta, not least to the surprise of the French. However, Gyulai's engineers had failed to blow up the key bridges, allowing the French II Corps of Maj. Gen. MacMahon to cross on June 3. At about 1 p.m. the next day, the sound of MacMahon's guns north of Magenta precipitated a frontal attack by the French Grenadiers of the Guard on the main Austrian position. This lay on the Grand Canal that ran parallel to the Ticino river, and should have been impregnable.
                          Such was the elan of the Grenadiers and Zouaves of the Guard, however, that they gained a foothold on the eastern bank. The Grenadiers waved their bearskin caps on the end of their rifles, while the Zouaves bayonetted an Austrian engineer making a last attempt to blow the bridge. Six barrels of gunpowder standing ready for use were rolled into the canal.
                          Heavily outnumbered, they appealed for reinforcements, but Napoleon III replied: "I have nothing to send. Hold on . Block the passage."
                          "…Despite repeated Austrian counterattacks along both banks of the canal, the Guard held out in the stone buildings of the Austrian customs post on both sides of the bridge. Whenever the French were driven back, reinforcements arrived to save the day. The village of Ponte Vecchio changed hands no less than six times during the afternoon. At one point, Napoleon's only reserve was four companies of the 1st Grenadiers, while the Guard artillery was deployed ready to cover the retreat…"
                          Read the entire article: http://www.historynet.com/austro-sardinian-war.htm

                          "The real heroes were the French rank and file, for Magenta was a soldiers battle. As the commander of the Grenadier Division of the Guard, Maj. Gen. Emile Mellinet, proudly wrote, "I hope that the Emperor will be pleased with his Grenadiers and Zouaves, for I defy anyone to find braver troops."
                          Read the entire article: http://www.historynet.com/austro-sar...of-magenta.htm
                          Last edited by Zouave; 16 Apr 09, 16:31.
                          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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                          • Just three more links.

                            "Despite its possibilities and perspectives, the practical heritage of the Crimean War for the French Army was a meager one. The Historique of the artillery service admitted openly in 1858 that "the fusil d'infanterie [the smoothbore musket] has rendered little or no service "; which is quite a strong statement when one remembers that this weapon equipped 83% of French forces in the Crimea. Essentially then, an overwhelming proportion of French infantry—the men of the line regiments—made little direct military contribution to combat, surrendering the decisive battle role to the elite forces of the Zouaves, Turcos, Chasseurs, equipped with rifled arms and fighting in the light infantry order."
                            The French Campaign of 1859: http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com...ignof1859.aspx

                            French Zouaves in 1913: http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3693/zouavestv2.jpg

                            French Zouaves in 1913 ( take a look at the first 8 photos ): http://www.tournassoud.org/en/photo/militaire.php
                            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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                            • The French army of the Napoleonic period was almost certainly the prettiest army that ever marched.

                              My all-time favorite of the business-like killing man's outfit, though, has got to be the Roman Legionary and Centurion, of the Marian Reforms, not the "Hollywood Roman", mind. Smart looks combined with functionality.

                              "Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way." - Christopher Hitchens

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                              • [QUOTE=globetrotter;1177081]The French army of the Napoleonic period was almost certainly the prettiest army that ever marched.

                                My all-time favorite of the business-like killing man's outfit, though, has got to be the Roman Legionary and Centurion, of the Marian Reforms, not the "Hollywood Roman", mind. Smart looks combined with functionality.


                                Great pictures.

                                I don't want to be picky but those uniforms are not NAPOLEONIC. So please
                                try posting pictures in fitting to this thread pllleeeeaaaasssse

                                Paul
                                Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 16 Apr 09, 19:08. Reason: Got rid of roman romance
                                ‘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.

                                Comment

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