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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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Excellent pictures in this thread Zouave!
Where did you take them? Musee militaire in Paris?
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The bill on the hat, which seemed to be missing on original image, makes a major difference. Second image looks smart, I agree.
I do believe that the officers shako had a square cut peak that could be folded up against the body of the head dress. And the officers sometimes wore a pelisse, a garment of the light cavalry.
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Excellent pictures in this thread Zouave!
Where did you take them? Musee militaire in Paris?
Those pictures were taken in the Musée de L'Armée ( French Army Museum ) and the Musée de L'Empéri in Salon-de-Provence, France. Actually, I didn't take those pictures. I found them here:

Musée de L'Armée: http://www.fusiliers.com

Musée de L'Empéri: http://gustave.club.fr/Musee/Emperi/Emperi.htm


French Line Cavalry ( Cavalry vitrine from the Musée de L'Empéri ):

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

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I will see what I can do for you.

Next: Pictures of the French Imperial Guard and Line infantry.
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I hope nobody minds me making a request here. A long time ago got to visit Paris and remember seeing one of the displays of Arab on horseback. Seem to recall as being from Napoleonic era. Now assuming from Egyptian campaign. I thought it was a rather exotic look. The thing that really stuck with me was he was wearing extremely long spurs. Wouldn't want to be that horse getting them in the ribs.

Is any familiar with this display and would you have links or photos?

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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.
The German Military police used gorgets in WWII. I think that started with Romans, no?
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The bill on the hat, which seemed to be missing on original image, makes a major difference. Second image looks smart, I agree.
Bill!.... Bill!!! You bleedin' philistine you!!!

That's a peak, that's wot that is! If you look at Major Sharpe Mk.I you'll glean that the bill on his titfer is folded up.

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French Line Infantry

French 76th Line Infantry Regiment, Major ( 1813-1815 ):




French 94th Line Infantry Regiment, Captain ( 1810-1812 ):




French 37th Line Infantry Regiment, Voltigere, campaign uniform ( 1813-1815 ). Uniform conforms to the Bardin regulations of 1812.




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French infantryman ( 1813-1815 ). Uniform conforms to the Bardin regulations of 1812.




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Bill!.... Bill!!! You bleedin' philistine you!!!

That's a peak, that's wot that is! If you look at Major Sharpe Mk.I you'll glean that the bill on his titfer is folded up.

edit--removed crummy joke--sorry

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The German Military police used gorgets in WWII. I think that started with Romans, no?
Dutch subaltern officers on barracks guard duty still wear gorgets! Probably it still happens in other European armies as well. IIRC somewhere I have a picture of myself on barracks guard duty wearing a gorget which I will try to find and post...
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Fusiliers-Grenadiers of the Middle Guard, Chef de Batallion ( Battalion commander ), full uniform ( 1806-1814 ):




Genie ( engineer ) of the Guard, Sapper, full uniform ( 1810-1815 ):




Marins Battalion of the Guard, full uniform ( 1804-1814 ):



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Grenadiers a Pied ( Foot Grenadiers ), the famous Old Guard, 1st Regiment ( 1804-1815 ), uniform worn by Grenadier Simplet of the 1st Battalion:



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Grenadier a Pied ( left ) and Grenadier a Cheval:

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Based on Z's beautiful pictures: definitely French cuirassiers!!
Uniforms befitting Masters of the Battlefield.
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