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That IS a nice painting. Love all the details. the badly mauled shako, the canteen who caught a bullet. The backpack confuses me - it looks French, but it has black British straps.

Thanks for sharing
If that is Hagman...then the backpack is French, because Sharpie always encouraged his men to 'aquire' French packs as he considered them better than the British issue.
As a side question, did British troops actually set out to equip themselves with French packs?
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If that is Hagman...then the backpack is French, because Sharpie always encouraged his men to 'aquire' French packs as he considered them better than the British issue.
As a side question, did British troops actually set out to equip themselves with French packs?
Yup they did. They 'liberated' many knapsacks off of the French, as well as trousers, greatcoats and footwear; and, if you notice, the picture shows a French pewter field flask too.

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Yup they did. They 'liberated' many knapsacks off of the French, as well as trousers, greatcoats and footwear; and, if you notice, the picture shows a French pewter field flask too.

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Never noticed that...the Brits canteens were round and wooden i believe.

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Correct. The British first adopted a round, wooden canteen sometime between the AWI and 1794, when they first show up in illustrations.

I have to point out that despite what you see in that image and the majority of reconstrutions, they were not marked "BO" in the Napoleonic era, as the Board of Ordnance didn't start issuing canteens until 1821. Starting in 1808, the Storekeeper General's Department handled the issue of canteens, which may have been marked "SG". They were marked "GR" before the founding of that department.
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Hello,

It's my first post, i'm french, so please my english is poor.
I'd like find some informations about the "National feldbattalion" of Bavaria.
I known the 9 kreises (departement), but none i,formations about their particular facing.
Some body can help me ???
The only information that i have is about the Unter and Ober Donau kreises.
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Though not specific, may be of interest

http://www.napoleon-series.org/milit...n/c_danub.html

http://www.napoleon-series.org/milit...cantler12.html

A good look through here may help

http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypld...750385&level=2



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Hello,

It's my first post, i'm french, so please my english is poor.
I'd like find some informations about the "National feldbattalion" of Bavaria.
I known the 9 kreises (departement), but none i,formations about their particular facing.
Some body can help me ???
The only information that i have is about the Unter and Ober Donau kreises.
Thanks.

Didier.
According to George Nafziger & others they all wore the same facing colour - poppy red. Attached is an extract from Nafziger "Armies of Bavaria & Wurzburg 1792-1815" and 2 plates from Cantler "Der Bayerischen Armee samtliche Uniformen von 1800-1873".
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Dear friends,

Thank's to all.
Your informations, it's a "mine d'or"
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Hello,

Thank's again for your posts about the Bavarian.

I'm belgian, and now, I search some pictures about the Belgian and Nederland staff at Waterloo.
I've find some pictures about "Le Prince d'Orange", but about the staff officers , NADA .....
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Interesting that you asked. In fact, the uniforms of the ADC's of the prince are being researched as we speak, by re-enactors who will portray the prince and his staff at Waterloo 2015. They found out, this far, that (some of) his aides had expensive hussar-style uniforms, not unlike the prince himself.

I can give you a Cent-jour-Uniformes plate with the regulation-uniforms of the (Dutch) ADC. Remember that many of the prince his 'personal' aides were British.
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Here are some more on Napoleon's Cavalry arm, rendered 'mostly' by David Haggar









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