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Pauls Bods23 Oct 2017 4:31 a.m. PST

On thier right hips. What are they ? Are the historically correct? They aren´t sword knots and the fig on the right hasn´t got a cummerbund.


Italeri's French Imperial General Staff (Set 6016)

Garde de Paris23 Oct 2017 4:59 a.m. PST

The figure on the right might be an Aide de Camp to Marechal Soult, drawn from the Second French Hussars. Might the brown "blob" be meant to depict a leather pouch, or water flask?

The tassel on the General de ?Division? (light blue lines for brigade, red for division, white for corp commander?) might be the end of the gilded sash wrapped around his waist.


Le Breton Inactive Member23 Oct 2017 7:01 a.m. PST

As Garde de Paris wrote, the one on the right is strange …. even a tobacco pouch would typically get tied off to the sword belt on the left. Do you have a photo of that figure from the front ?

From Bardin (earlier were similar) ….



général de division


général de brigade


Pauls Bods23 Oct 2017 8:13 a.m. PST

photo from the front


The tassel on the left fig makes sense as the end of the gilded sash, thanks.
Unpainted versions from PSR

PSR reckon the one on the right is an aide-de-camp

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 8:38 a.m. PST

It is a case for his telescope. The dragoon has one too

I love le Breton's pictures of the sashes

Garde de Paris23 Oct 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

I especially like the figure on the right: Etienne d'Audubon, the father of French birdwatching!


Pauls Bods23 Oct 2017 10:29 a.m. PST

Thanks :-)

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