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    • Hey Ed you have and French Line infantry Fusilier in the Osprey
      Collection if so could you post them it would be greatly
      appreciated.

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      • Originally posted by General Brock View Post
        Hey Ed you have and French Line infantry Fusilier in the Osprey
        Collection if so could you post them it would be greatly
        appreciated.
        Wii do shortly.

        Ed

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        • Originally posted by General Brock View Post
          Hey Ed you have and French Line infantry Fusilier in the Osprey
          Collection if so could you post them it would be greatly
          appreciated.
          These are all I have. If you have a specific one your looking for let me know.




          Fusilier 1800








          Fusilier Officer 34th Spain 1810




          Fusilier 70th 1813


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          • Originally posted by Zouave View Post
            Chapska of the 7th, 8th or 9th French regiment of Lancers




            Habit of voltigeur of the 121st French line infantry regiment (1809)








            Habit-veste of sergeant of the 116th French line infantry regiment






            Shako of voltigeur of the 37th French line infantry regiment (1807-1812)

            Great pictures Zouave

            what interests me with these fine examples are the type of turnback badges seen on both habits. I always thought that Grenadiers had grenades only, Voltigeurs had horns only, and fusiliers had hearts, diamonds, stars, crowned 'N's or eagles.

            As for the shako and Chapska, what fine examples they are 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 michaelozzie View Post
              Those are some fine pictures Zouave. Where did you come across those?
              I found them here: http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/Search_New.aspx

              More authentic uniforms:

              http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...=55524&page=22

              http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...=55524&page=28

              http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...=55524&page=40

              http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...=55524&page=66

              http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...=55524&page=68
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              • And more authentic uniforms...

                http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...ad.php?t=55524

                http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...t=55524&page=2

                http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...t=55524&page=3

                http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...=55524&page=21
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                • Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
                  Great pictures Zouave

                  what interests me with these fine examples are the type of turnback badges seen on both habits. I always thought that Grenadiers had grenades only, Voltigeurs had horns only, and fusiliers had hearts, diamonds, stars, crowned 'N's or eagles.

                  As for the shako and Chapska, what fine examples they are too!

                  Paul
                  That's a mystery, Paul. Those uniforms can be found at the Musée de L'Armée.
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                  • French Carabiniers a Cheval




                    Helmet (c. 1810)




                    Superior Carabinier officer's cuirass and helmet






                    Carabinier François Antoine Fraveau's cuirass. He fought in the 2nd Carabiniers a cheval and was killed at Waterloo...

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                    • Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
                      Great pictures Zouave

                      what interests me with these fine examples are the type of turnback badges seen on both habits. I always thought that Grenadiers had grenades only, Voltigeurs had horns only, and fusiliers had hearts, diamonds, stars, crowned 'N's or eagles.

                      As for the shako and Chapska, what fine examples they are too!

                      Paul
                      In the Imperial Guard, Chasseur Corps there were Voltigeur Sapeurs, although I have seen 4 pictures of these not one of them shows the turnbacks.

                      My point is, knowing how French Colonels were a law unto themselves and seemed to make up their own rules regarding uniforms etc, could this possibly be a Line Voltigeur Sapeur?

                      Just a thought.

                      Ed

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                      • Originally posted by ewpeyia View Post
                        In the Imperial Guard, Chasseur Corps there were Voltigeur Sapeurs, although I have seen 4 pictures of these not one of them shows the turnbacks.

                        My point is, knowing how French Colonels were a law unto themselves and seemed to make up their own rules regarding uniforms etc, could this possibly be a Line Voltigeur Sapeur?

                        Just a thought.

                        Ed
                        Could be... could well be.
                        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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                        • Habit of Captain of grenadiers of the 11th French line infantry regiment






                          Shakos

                          3rd regiment of Gardes d'honneur of the French Imperial Guard




                          Shako of an infantry officer of the Young Guard




                          TO BE CONTINUED...
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                          • Originally posted by ewpeyia View Post
                            In the Imperial Guard, Chasseur Corps there were Voltigeur Sapeurs, although I have seen 4 pictures of these not one of them shows the turnbacks.

                            My point is, knowing how French Colonels were a law unto themselves and seemed to make up their own rules regarding uniforms etc, could this possibly be a Line Voltigeur Sapeur?

                            Just a thought.

                            Ed
                            I see what you mean, and assumed uniform details are always being questioned, and I don't doubt for one minute question the authenticy of them but the second one is of a line fusilier/grenadier.

                            Would this mean that it is of a fusilier/grenadier sapeur ?
                            Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 19 Aug 10, 02:18.
                            ‘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
                              French Carabiniers a Cheval




                              Helmet (c. 1810)




                              Superior Carabinier officer's cuirass and helmet






                              Carabinier François Antoine Fraveau's cuirass. He fought in the 2nd Carabiniers a cheval and was killed at Waterloo...

                              Those Carabiniers a Cheval armour and helmet would look just fine on display in my living room. Oh well, we can but dream

                              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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                              • That French Voltigeur shako has me wondering as well, because
                                there is no yellow around the top or bottom and no chevrons on
                                the side which they definitely had in 1807-1812. So again makes
                                you wonder about uniform shortages and equipment.

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