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Napoleonic Era Discuss the many wars fought around the globe around the time of Napoleon. This forum is dedicated to the memory of Ben Weider and our late friend and long time ACG Staff member, Michael Brown, better known here as Post Captain.

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I much prefer the 95th rifles uniform, very smart when they are not on campaign.
Sorry Mike, I should probably hold my tongue but that hat looks kinda dorky to me
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Based solely on the pictures here I must say I think less is more. Therefore, I like the Scots Greys.
I agree, smart looking but still practical.

Edit-sorry, I mistook which uniform was being refered to. This is the one I like, not sure of outfit:


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Polish Lancers

I vote for the Polish lancers.







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what happened to my pics? when I go to edit it the image locations are still there in the brackets but I can not see them. They showed up when I first posted but I just refreshed the page and they disappeared...
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Hussars

More Hussars. Take a look, Swampwolf.

French Hussar ( Marechal des Logis ) of the 4th Hussar regiment ( 1807-1812 ):






Hussar of the French 7th Hussars in Egypt - 1799:




Hussar of the French 8th Hussar regiment ( the one standing on the right ):

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Sorry Mike, I should probably hold my tongue but that hat looks kinda dorky to me
try telling Dick Sharpe that.

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Zouave, you are posting some very interesting pictures, keep up the great work, rep coming up.
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http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...%3Den%26sa%3DN

interesting link for other items of uniform, during that period.
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Two more, Mike.

Hussar of the French 8th Hussars ( 1804-1812 ) - Grand tenue ( full uniform ), Chef d'Escadron:




French 8th Chasseur a cheval regiment ( light cavalry ), battle or campaign dress ( 1809-1813 ):

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Must admit the French cavalry had very colourful and varied uniforms, i saw a great picture a few years back of a re-enactor dressed as a general of Imperial guard horse artillery, there was so much gold braid on it you could hardly see the uniform colour underneath, i have yet to find that photo again.
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Ok, I'm in a posting mood today.

French 8th Cuirassier regiment ( Line Heavy Cavalry ), Lieutenant, full uniform ( 1810-1815 ):




French 29th Light Infantry Regiment, Lieutenant, Chasseur Company, full uniform ( 1804-1808 ):




Next: French Imperial Guard and Line infantry.
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French 4th Dragoon regiment, Captain:




French 6th Line regiment, Regimental Artillery, Captain, service dress ( 1812-1813 ):




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Interesting to see the gorget still in use on those chaps. For some reason, I thought they had gone out of style in the years following the American Revolution, but apparently not.
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Zouave,

Can you post some pics of Napoleon's Polish Lancers for me? Mine disappeared for some reason.

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try telling Dick Sharpe that.
The bill on the hat, which seemed to be missing on original image, makes a major difference. Second image looks smart, I agree.
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