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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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Nice pictures, Airchallenged.

Cavalry of the French Imperial Guard by Lucien Rousselot.

Regiment of Grenadiers a Cheval ( Horse Grenadiers ) in parade uniform, also known as "The Gods":




Regiment of Dragons de L'Imperatice ( Empress Dragoons ) in parade uniform:




Regiment of Chasseurs a Cheval ( light cavalry ):

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1)Marechal des Logis in full uniform.
2)Chasseurs in parade uniform.
3)Chasseur in full uniform.
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52nd Regiment of Infantry


42nd Royal Highlanders 'Black Watch'


71st Highland Light Regiment


1st Regiment Foot Guards 'Grenadier Guards'


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69th Regiment of Foot 'South Lincolnshires'
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I always thought the naval uniforms worn by Napoleonic Royal Naval officers looked very smart.



As were the Royal horse artillery.
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I agree with mike. And even though the sailors were not all about niceties they could still clean up good.






The British storming Badajoz.


Wellington leaving Quarta Bras


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officer of Horse Artillery of the Guard in 1809, and private of Horse Artillery of the Guard in 1812-14.

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I like pretty much all of the light cavalry uniforms -- dashing and colorful and completely impractical.



Here's a light cavalry uniform that works* -- Cossacks!



*If you can call it a uniform.
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Plates by Andre Jouineau.

1st Lighthorse-Lancer regiment ( Polish Lancers ) of the French Imperial Guard:



Trumpeter of the Polish Lancers ( uniform after 1810 ):




Foot Artillery of the French Guard:




Chasseurs a cheval ( light cavalry ) of the French Imperial Guard:

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More plates by Andre Jouineau.

Chasseurs a pied of the French Imperial Guard:




Horse Artillery of the French Guard:




French 6th Lancer regiment:




French 19th Dragoon regiment:




French 17th Light Infantry regiment:

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French 1st Chasseur a cheval regiment ( line light cavalry ):




French 8th Hussar regiment ( line light cavalry ):




French 18th Line infantry regiment:

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Say what one will about the Napoleonic Wars, they still have some of the most beautiful uniforms in history! Such pageantry, such form, such colors!

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Cavalry of the French Imperial Guard

Grenadiers a Cheval ( Horse Grenadiers ):




Dragons de L'Imperatrice ( Empress Dragoons ):



Trumpeters of the Empress Dragoons:

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Great post Zouave, just love those uniforms.
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If I wanted to buy just one book on uniforms for this era, which one should I make top of my list?
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The single bestest two books....

Military Dress of the Peninsula War by Martin Windrow and Gerry Embleton

1815 The Armies at Waterloo by Ugo Pericoli

For the best uniform guide for the era you'd need a two volume set...

Arms and Uniforms: The Napoleonic Wars by Liliane and Fred Funcken

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