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Mister Tibbles09 Apr 2017 5:33 p.m. PST

Of all the armies from tbe beginning to the end of the Napoleonic wars, what is your favorite uniform? Not talking painting, just from a good looks perspective.

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2017 5:38 p.m. PST

Chasseurs a cheval de la Garde Imperial, a la Hussard.

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2017 6:02 p.m. PST

I am torn between the 1806 Prussian and Saxon Infantry uniforms. I love the straight lines, and the colors. I am also a big fan of Bicornes!

wrgmr109 Apr 2017 6:14 p.m. PST

Bavarian cornflower blue, with crested helmets. Chequered blue and white flags.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2017 6:56 p.m. PST

Berg Light Horse, with white uniforms and amaranth facings.

Rick

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Apr 2017 7:06 p.m. PST

French Dragoon

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2017 7:33 p.m. PST

Württemberg line infantry 1807-1811;
UK Heavy Dragoons post 1808;
UK Light Dragoons pre 1808;
UK Household Cavalry throughout;
UK RHA throughout;
French Dragoons throughout;
French line infantry in 1791;
Prussian Landwehr in peaked cap.

Honourable mention to anyone else in a Tartleton

evilgong09 Apr 2017 7:48 p.m. PST

Persian guard zamburak camel-gunners, yellow hussar style jacket, red facings, red conical hat.

David F Brown

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2017 8:31 p.m. PST

French Marines

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Personal logo chasseur Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2017 8:33 p.m. PST

A second vote for French dragoon uniforms.

Desert Fox09 Apr 2017 8:39 p.m. PST

berg lancers!

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basileus6609 Apr 2017 9:01 p.m. PST

There was an illustration in the cover of an old wargaming magazine, Practical Wargamer, of a Polish chevau-leger lancier of the Imperial Guard. For a young kid, it was the sum of all beauty (I hadn't discover how gorgeous girls can be, yet!). I was 11 y.o. and it was the first time in my life that I was aware that something called wargaming existed! I didn't read a single word of English back then, but I reunited all my pocket money and bought the magazine anyway. Since, Polish chevau-legers lanciers occupy a very special place in my wargamer heart -you know what they say about first love!-.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2017 9:38 p.m. PST

79th Foot (Cameron Highlanders) Especially the broom sweeper!

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Footslogger10 Apr 2017 12:36 a.m. PST

British infantry officer after the introduction of the Belgic cap.

Or French carabinier, after the switch to white uniforms and copper-metalled cuirass and helmet.

French regimental musicians in all their variety.

I have an irrational dislike of Guard Chasseurs a Cheval! Don't ask me why. I said it was irrational.

Parfitts Tele10 Apr 2017 2:15 a.m. PST

Fusilier Grenadier

acatcalledelvis10 Apr 2017 2:15 a.m. PST

These:

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I first saw the Greek uniforms in Blandford Press 'Uniforms of the Napoleonic Wars' (1973, at a time when I thought the Napoleonic Wars were only about France and England.

Love to do a Sharp Practice Greek island hopping game.

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Reactionary Inactive Member10 Apr 2017 2:44 a.m. PST

Any of these…

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4th Cuirassier10 Apr 2017 2:57 a.m. PST

Another vote for armoured French carabiniers.

Honourable mentions for Dutch lancers of the Guard and Austrian general officers.

Supercilius Maximus In the TMP Dawghouse10 Apr 2017 3:02 a.m. PST

For me, it has to be a close call between the Black Brunswickers and the Bavarian infantry arm (pre-1808 with the satchel knapsack rather than the backpack version).

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 3:14 a.m. PST

The Black Brunswickers 1809-15.

Garde de Paris10 Apr 2017 3:26 a.m. PST

Another vote for the French Dragoons, before 1812.

GdeP

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 3:33 a.m. PST

Neufchâtel Battalion. Gotta love The Canaries.

langobard Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 3:37 a.m. PST

Württemberg line infantry 1807-1811 and French dragoons.

ecaminis Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 3:41 a.m. PST

Gotta go with the Polish Lancers of the Guard
with Bavarian Infantry next

Mikasa10 Apr 2017 5:29 a.m. PST

The Vistula infantry uniforms do it for me

Perris070710 Apr 2017 6:14 a.m. PST

Yep. French Carabiniers late uniform.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 6:50 a.m. PST

I am another for the Highland uniforms . I just think they look so different yet so close to home.

Moonraker Miniatures Inactive Member10 Apr 2017 7:08 a.m. PST

Brunswick Hussar Officer

rmaker10 Apr 2017 8:18 a.m. PST

Swedish Livregimentetsbrigaden Kyrassierkar.

DeRuyter Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 8:45 a.m. PST

Lanciers Rouges du Régiment de Chevaux-Légers Lanciers de la Garde.

"Dutch Lancers"

Saw a reenactor in an officer's dress uniform of the red lancers – brilliant.

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 9:46 a.m. PST

Prussian infantry after the reforms – functional and efficient.

panzerCDR10 Apr 2017 10:05 a.m. PST

I am NOT a Napoleonic uniform aficionado but I have liked the Scots Grey uniform from the day I first saw the Waterloo cavalry charge painting, Scotland Forever, by Lady Elizabeth Butler.

Texas Jack10 Apr 2017 11:21 a.m. PST

Ever since I was a kid and saw that dreadful MGM version of War and Peace I have adored the standard Russian green uniform.

14Bore10 Apr 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

Russian Hussars

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

Grenadiers a cheval

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Bob the Temple Builder10 Apr 2017 12:12 p.m. PST

Black Brunswickers in Spain.

Stavka10 Apr 2017 9:36 p.m. PST

Spoiled for choice, but I've always found the uniforms of the later French Chasseurs à Cheval and line lancers appealing. Functional and elegant.

Similarly Russian dragoons, and I've a soft spot for Austrian grenadiers.

British highlander uniforms I find too fussy looking.

Chouan Inactive Member11 Apr 2017 4:03 a.m. PST

"French Marines"
Could I be a pedant and point out that these are sailors, not marines?

Lonkka1Actual11 Apr 2017 4:09 a.m. PST

Although I'm partial to British ones, whichever classic hussar uniform with busby and pelisse. Simply dashing!

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Chouan Inactive Member11 Apr 2017 6:57 a.m. PST

My wife's great great grandfather was in the 15th Light Dragoons from 1800 to 1814, and thus wore both the classic tarleton helmet and the hussar uniform. Just thought I'd say…..

The Gray Ghost11 Apr 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

The early Carabinier uniform

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Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

Way too many choices, but in no particular order:
Highlanders any regiment with kilts and pipes
Carabineers white uniform (blame Campaign magazine)
Black Brunswickers
Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard
Hussars all of them
British Royal horse artillery
Poles, any with a czapka
Bavarians
the Austrian infantry with the helmet and blue Hungarian pants
British Rifles

Supercilius Maximus In the TMP Dawghouse12 Apr 2017 1:06 a.m. PST

My wife's great great grandfather was in the 15th Light Dragoons from 1800 to 1814, and thus wore both the classic tarleton helmet and the hussar uniform. Just thought I'd say……

Did he tell her which he preferred? ;^))

With regard to the French Carabinier uniforms, I always preferred the light blue campaign uniform with the copper/brass armour.

42flanker12 Apr 2017 9:53 a.m. PST

My wife's great great grandfather was in the 15th Light Dragoons from 1800 to 1814, and thus wore both the classic tarleton helmet and the hussar uniform. Just thought I'd say……

My great-great-great grandfather was his commanding officer. Just thought I'd say.

Stavka12 Apr 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

My wife's great great grandfather was in the 15th Light Dragoons from 1800 to 1814, and thus wore both the classic tarleton helmet and the hussar uniform. Just thought I'd say…

My great-great-great grandfather was his commanding officer. Just thought I'd say.
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Clays Russians13 Apr 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

1806 Russian Hussars. All of them

Brechtel19813 Apr 2017 3:28 p.m. PST

Three French Imperial Guard units:

-Grenadiers a Cheval.
-Guard Horse and Foot Artillery.

Brechtel19813 Apr 2017 3:29 p.m. PST

French Marines

Sailors, please. The French had no Marines-the US and Great Britain did.

jebb33 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 10:31 p.m. PST

French Guard Dragoons and Grenadiers a Cheval.

Piet Hein15 Apr 2017 12:17 a.m. PST

French Marines
Sailors, please. The French had no Marines-the US and Great Britain did.

Don' t forget the Dutch, they initiated the marine corps and used it during the raid at Chatham for the first time. (1667)

By the way, nice topic. A lot of units i like as well!

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