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Markconz05 Aug 2017 8:24 p.m. PST

144 more French. :)
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Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 10:26 p.m. PST

Nice work!

Lord Hill06 Aug 2017 2:16 a.m. PST

Great stuff! I know very little about French uniforms but always thought the light infantry had pointed cuffs? Have I got this wrong?

Markconz06 Aug 2017 2:22 a.m. PST

Cheers and yes not wrong, but according to Perry instructions some also had the same cut as the line, but with blue rather than red cuffs.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2017 9:29 a.m. PST

I previously had looked this up from every source I could find….and found both cuff styles!

But then, equally, I once pronounced here, with great authority, that no Light Infantry regt would have had drummers. Shot down in flames. Canopy hood stuck, no parachute anyway…..Zero on my tail….yakatakataka….

I confused Light Companies of a Line unit with the members of a Light Infantry Regt…….Rousellot shows both cuffs for Kosher Light Infantry Regt.

Some did, it seems…..funny business this uniformology. By definition, you would think that "uniform" meant….etc….

Widowson10 Aug 2017 12:42 p.m. PST

I think the pointed cuffs came in with the Bardin uniforms.

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