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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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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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"Napoleonic Uniforms: 2 volumes boxed set" by John Elting ( plates by Herbert Knotel ).
http://www.napoleonic-uniforms.com

Sample images: http://www.napoleonic-uniforms.com/thumbnails.htm




"Soldiers and Uniforms of the Napoleonic Wars" by F. Hourtouille.




"Napoleon's Elite Cavalry" by Lucien Rousselot.

http://www.napoleon-series.org/green...rousselot.html
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Review of "Napoleonic Uniforms" by John Elting and Herbert Knötel.

http://www.napoleon-series.org/revie...guniforms.html
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Thanks mates, will look them up.
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I always loved Hussars, but the Chasseurs a Cheval are pretty slick too. I have a soft spot for the Scots Greys.
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On the subject of colour plates there are scores of Napoleonic plates in this ten page Russian Forum thread: http://imperiall.1bb.ru/index.php?showtopic=1590&st=0

Take a look or you'll regret it.
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All very nice........and you folks might find this link enjoyable altho it at first appears to transcend the era and location..give it a look.

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Great find thank you.
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Very interesting links, CV and Zouave, thanks.
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Excellent find, Centrix. Thanks.
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I vote for the Polish lancers.







Brutal, Brave, and classy

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Poles serving in lighthorse reg. at the begining using only sabres. It changed after Wagram battle:
"It was at Wagram that the Polish lighthorsemen
... had a bloody encounter with an enemy regiment
of lancers. With their sabers they overwhelmed
their opponents and then seized their lances,
for the lance was the favorite weapon of the Poles."
- Charles Parquin


http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Po...d_Lancers.html
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The Bavarian army 1800-1815: the uniform plates of Johann Cantler ( over 275 images ): http://www.napoleon-series.org/milit...c_cantler.html


French 5th Chasseurs a cheval regiment ( 1804 ):

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Uniforms of the French Hussars: 1804-1813

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Some of the uniforms worn by the general officers were quite smart, if you compare Napoleon to his overdressed Marshals, he seemed to dress quite plain later on in his career.

Uniform of General of Division worn by Napoleon at the Battle of Marengo, 1800



Plate by Marcello Grimaldi
Duke Emmanuel Grouchy, the "latecomer" of Waterloo. Here he dresses in the green uniform of Colonel General Commandant of the "Chasseurs", charge received on 1809 after Marmont




Marechal Joachim Murat, King of Naples, c.1810, mounted with drawn sword, his horse with tiger skin shabraque; with his Neapolitan Officier dOrdonnace and a Neapolitan ADC. A Regiment of Chevau-Legers Lanciers in the back ground



General de Division dArtillerie, Jean Baston de La Riboisiere, 1812, in full dress uniform; General Jean Desvaux de Saint-Maurice, 1813, Imperial Guard Horse Artillery and Baron Dominique Larrey, Chirurgien-en-Chef, 1812.



Personalities of the Peninsular War: Joseph Bonaparte, King of Naples and of Spain, c.1808, in the uniform of the Royal Napolitan Grenadiers of the Guard; Marechal Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, 1811-1813, and Marechal Louis-Gabriel Suchet, 1811-1813.



Napoleon in campaign uniform, c.1809-1812, (open grey Riding coat over Colonel of Chasseurs uniform); Gaspard Gourgaud, c.1812, Officier dOrdonnance and General Jean Rapp, ADC to Napoleon.
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Marechal Joachim Murat, King of Naples, c.1810, mounted with drawn sword, his horse with tiger skin shabraque; with his Neapolitan Officier dOrdonnace and a Neapolitan ADC. A Regiment of Chevau-Legers Lanciers in the back ground
Hmmm I see Polish czapka on his head?? Maybe it is Poniatowski?
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