Napoleon s Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment

Napoleon s Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment

In addition, the renowned military artist, Keith Rocco, has produced a series of unique paintings commissioned exclusively for this book.

Author: Paul L. Dawson

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 152670191X

Category: Military uniforms

Page: 248

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From its origins as the Consular Guard of the French Republic, and as Napoleon's personal bodyguard, the Imperial Guard developed into a force of all arms numbering almost 100,000 men. Used by Napoleon as his principal tactical reserve, the Guard was engaged only sparingly, being deployed at the crucial moment of battle to turn the tide of victory in favor of the Emperor of the French. Naturally, the Imperial Guard has been the subject of numerous books over many decades, yet there has never been a publication that has investigated the uniforms and equipment of the infantry of the Imperial Guard in such detail and with such precision. The author has collected copies of almost all the surviving documents relating to the Guard, which includes a vast amount of material regarding the issuing of dress items, in some instances down to company level. This information is supported by an unrivaled collection of illustrations, many of which have never been published before, as well as images of original items of equipment held in museums and private collections across the globe. In addition, the renowned military artist, Keith Rocco, has produced a series of unique paintings commissioned exclusively for this book. This glorious book is, and will remain, unsurpassed as the standard work on the clothing and equipment of the Imperial Guard, and will not only be invaluable to historians, but also reenactors, wargamers and modelers. It is one of the most important publications ever produced on this most famous of military formations.
Categories: Military uniforms

Napoleon s Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment Volume 2

Napoleon s Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment  Volume 2

This glorious book is, and will remain, unsurpassed as the standard work on the clothing and equipment of the Cavalry of the Imperial Guard, and will be eagerly sought by reenactors, wargamers and modelers, and will sit on the book shelves ...

Author: Paul L. Dawson

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1526708965

Category: History

Page:

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Few military formations have attracted more attention than Napoleon's Imperial Guard, and fewer still have been so extravagantly clothed and accoutred with the finest materials and the brightest colours. On both campaign and parade, the Guard, and especially the cavalry regiments, provided a dazzling display of military grandeur. From the green and gold trappings of the Chasseurs à Cheval, to the multi-coloured Mamelukes, the Guard cavalry was among the most brilliantly dressed formations ever to grace the field of battle. In compiling this magnificent volume, the author has collected copies of almost all the surviving documents relating to the Guard, which includes a vast amount of material regarding the issuing of dress items, even in some instances down to company level. This information is supported by around 100 contemporary prints, many of which have never been published before, as well as images of original items of equipment held in museums and private collections across the globe. In addition, the renown military artist, Keith Rocco has produced a series of unique paintings commissioned exclusively for this book. This glorious book is, and will remain, unsurpassed as the standard work on the clothing and equipment of the Cavalry of the Imperial Guard, and will be eagerly sought by reenactors, wargamers and modellers, and will sit on the book shelves of historians and enthusiasts as one of the most important publications ever produced on this most famous of military formations.
Categories: History

Napoleon s Imperial Guard

Napoleon s Imperial Guard

They were older and battle-hardened fighters who had followed Napoleon since 1796 and were extremely loyal to him. ... Members of the Imperial Guard, as we have seen above, were paid much more than the soldiers of ordinary units and ...

Author: Gabriele Esposito

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

ISBN: 9781526786746

Category: History

Page: 161

View: 630

A detailed analysis of the organization, uniforms and weapons of the French Imperial Guard created by Napoleon I. The author describes how this large military body evolved from the Consular Guard created by Bonaparte as early as 1799 and how this came to include dozens of different military units belonging to each branch of service (infantry, cavalry, artillery, specialist corps). The Imperial Guard was a 'miniature army' made up of veteran soldiers, who were dressed with the most spectacular and elegant uniforms ever seen on the battlefields of Europe. The Guard also included several 'exotic' non-French units that are also covered in the text: Egyptian Mamelukes, Polish and Lithuanian lancers, Tatar scouts, Dutch grenadiers and lancers. The way in which Napoleon employed the Guard in battle is discussed and also how it differed from the rest of the French Army in terms of military dress and weaponry.
Categories: History

Napoleon s Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment Volume 1

Napoleon s Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment  Volume 1

the chef-de-brigade who in my opinion should have behaved totally differently and should not have sent the worst man of the corps to form part of the Guard. I the goodness to order him to replace the man by a soldier worthier of the ...

Author: Paul L. Dawson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526701930

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 948

From its origins as the Consular Guard of the French Republic, and as Napoleon’s personal bodyguard, the Imperial Guard developed into a force of all arms numbering almost 100,000 men. Used by Napoleon as his principal tactical reserve, the Guard was engaged only sparingly, being deployed at the crucial moment of battle to turn the tide of victory in favor of the Emperor of the French. Naturally, the Imperial Guard has been the subject of numerous books over many decades, yet there has never been a publication that has investigated the uniforms and equipment of the infantry of the Imperial Guard in such detail and with such precision. The author has collected copies of almost all the surviving documents relating to the Guard, which includes a vast amount of material regarding the issuing of dress items, in some instances down to company level. This information is supported by an unrivaled collection of illustrations, many of which have never been published before, as well as images of original items of equipment held in museums and private collections across the globe. In addition, the renowned military artist, Keith Rocco, has produced a series of unique paintings commissioned exclusively for this book. This glorious book is, and will remain, unsurpassed as the standard work on the clothing and equipment of the Imperial Guard, and will not only be invaluable to historians, but also reenactors, wargamers and modelers. It is one of the most important publications ever produced on this most famous of military formations.
Categories: History

Napoleon s Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment Volume 2

Napoleon s Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment  Volume 2

He stood 1.64 m tall, had an oval face, high forehead, blue eyes, a long nose, medium sized mouth, round chin and blond ... he passed as sergeant-major trumpeter to the chasseurs-à-cheval of the Royal Guard on 1 November 1815.58 Some of ...

Author: Paul L. Dawson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526708984

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 728

The author of Battle for Paris 1815 examines the uniforms and equipment of the cavalry of Napoleon’s Imperial Guard. Few military formations have attracted more attention than Napoleon’s Imperial Guard, and fewer still have been so extravagantly clothed and accoutered with the finest materials and the brightest colors. On both campaign and parade, the Guard, and especially the cavalry regiments, provided a dazzling display of military grandeur. From the green and gold trappings of the Chasseurs à Cheval, to the multicolored Mamelukes, the Guard cavalry was among the most brilliantly dressed formations ever to grace the field of battle. In compiling this magnificent volume, the author has collected copies of almost all the surviving documents relating to the Guard, which includes a vast amount of material regarding the issuing of dress items, even in some instances down to company level. This information is supported by around 100 contemporary prints, many of which have never been published before, as well as images of original items of equipment held in museums and private collections across the globe. In addition, the renown military artist, Keith Rocco has produced a series of unique paintings commissioned exclusively for this book. This glorious book is, and will remain, unsurpassed as the standard work on the clothing and equipment of the cavalry of the Imperial Guard. It is sure to be treasured by reenactors, wargamers, and modelers, as well as historians and enthusiasts as one of the most important publications ever produced on this most famous of military formations.
Categories: History

Waterloo The Defeat of Napoleon s Imperial Guard

Waterloo  The Defeat of Napoleon s Imperial Guard

Henry Clinton, the 2nd Division and the End of a 200-year Old Controversy Gareth Glover. NAPOLEON'S GUARD d the End ion an S | |W inton the 2nd D Henry Cl WATERLOO: THE DEFEAT OF NAPOLEON'S IMPERIAL GUARD WATERLOO: THE DEFEAT.

Author: Gareth Glover

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 9781848327443

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 182

This is the most detailed account of the 2nd Division at Waterloo ever published. It is based on the papers of its commander Sir Henry Clinton and it reveals for the first time the previously unrecognised vital role this division made in the defeat of Napoleon. ??They Swept the Field Clear explains how the division was placed ahead of the main allied squares thus impeding the charges of the French cavalry, and how the 2nd Division supported the defence of Hougoumont, considered by the Duke of Wellington as the key to his victory on 18 June 1815.??Perhaps the most significant aspect of this book is the description of the defeat of Napoleon's Imperial Guard. Just who and how the incomparable Guard was stopped and the driven from the battlefield is explained in detail. Once and for all, this 200-year controversy is finally resolved.
Categories: History

Napoleon s Imperial Guard

Napoleon s Imperial Guard

The Guard also included several 'exotic' non-French units that are also covered in the text: Egyptian Mamelukes, Polish and Lithuanian lancers, Tatar scouts, Dutch grenadiers and lancers.

Author: Gabriele Esposito

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military

ISBN: 1526786710

Category:

Page: 160

View: 383

A detailed analysis of the organization, uniforms and weapons of the French Imperial Guard created by Napoleon I. The author describes how this large military body evolved from the Consular Guard created by Bonaparte as early as 1799 and how this came to include dozens of different military units belonging to each branch of service (infantry, cavalry, artillery, specialist corps). The Imperial Guard was a 'miniature army' made up of veteran soldiers, who were dressed with the most spectacular and elegant uniforms ever seen on the battlefields of Europe. The Guard also included several 'exotic' non-French units that are also covered in the text: Egyptian Mamelukes, Polish and Lithuanian lancers, Tatar scouts, Dutch grenadiers and lancers. The way in which Napoleon employed the Guard in battle is discussed and also how it differed from the rest of the French Army in terms of military dress and weaponry.
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Napoleon s Dragoons of the Imperial Guard

Napoleon   s Dragoons of the Imperial Guard

Dressed in distinctive green uniforms and classically inspired copper helmets, the Dragoons of the Imperial Guard were raised in 1806 by the same criteria as other Guard units – by selection of picked, literate veterans from Line ...

Author: Ronald Pawly

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780964041

Category: History

Page: 121

View: 238

Dressed in distinctive green uniforms and classically inspired copper helmets, the Dragoons of the Imperial Guard were raised in 1806 by the same criteria as other Guard units – by selection of picked, literate veterans from Line regiments who had six to ten years of service, and citations for bravery in at least two campaigns. The following year they were named Dragons de l'Impératrice in a unique compliment to the Empress Josephine. As a ceremonial regiment it enjoyed many privileges, but it also saw combat on a number of occasions, including the battles of Essling and Wagram (1809), the Russian campaign (1812, when it suffered severe losses), at Bautzen, Wachau and Leipzig (1813), in the 1814 Campaign of France, and at Ligny and Waterloo (1815).
Categories: History

ABT755 IMPERIAL GUARD OF NAPOLEON 1799 1815

ABT755   IMPERIAL GUARD OF NAPOLEON 1799 1815

This impressive action was admired by all the soldiers of the French Army but also by those of the opposing military forces, who had no choice but to recognize the valour of Napoleon's Imperial Guard. The Mounted Chasseurs had reached ...

Author:

Publisher: AK-INTERACTIVE, S.L.

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 172

View: 433

Categories: Art

Napoleon s Mounted Chasseurs of the Imperial Guard

Napoleon   s Mounted Chasseurs of the Imperial Guard

With their colorful uniforms recreated in full-color artwork and accounts of their actions in the most critical battles of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), this book provides a comprehensive description of a legendary elite.

Author: Ronald Pawly

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1846032571

Category: History

Page: 48

View: 129

A concise history of the hand-picked elite cavalry guard that served as Napoleon's close personal escort and were committed to the most dangerous areas of combat on the battlefield. Formed from his original escort of "Guides" and the "Consular Guard" in 1799, the Mounted Chasseurs were a personal favourite of the Emperor, who wore their uniform on campaign. Ronald Pawly's unique research into regimental archives has uncovered unprecedented detail about this exceptional unit and its soldiers and officers. With their colorful uniforms recreated in full-color artwork and accounts of their actions in the most critical battles of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), this book provides a comprehensive description of a legendary elite.
Categories: History