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Neli Creoruska Inactive Member07 Mar 2018 12:35 p.m. PST

1. Were the collar/ cuff colors differentiated by regiment or standard across the army? If the latter, were they all red?

2. Did the infantry coats have turnbacks with colors matching the cuffs/collars?

3. Did the color of pom poms on the shako differ by regiment or were they standard? If the latter, were they all red?

Thank you.

Sho Boki07 Mar 2018 12:53 p.m. PST

1. Standard. All red.
2. All red.
3. Standard. Different for every company in regiment.

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Mar 2018 2:32 p.m. PST

Enjoy Neli: link

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 3:38 p.m. PST

I want you all to redo your sword knots please.

Hehe – that's a great resource Jeffrey – bookmarking.

Neli Creoruska Inactive Member07 Mar 2018 3:52 p.m. PST

Thank you!

14Bore07 Mar 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

Jeffreyw3 got to it before me, I keep that site up on my tablet, painting hussars 1809 as opposed to under Paul I, 1802 or new

rmaker07 Mar 2018 6:45 p.m. PST

The pompons varied by battalion, not company.

Sho Boki08 Mar 2018 2:13 a.m. PST

"The pompons varied by battalion, not company."

Yes, of cource. Sorry! Typing error.
All musketeers in same battalion haved the same pompons.
Grenadiers and shooters haved different ones.

Desert Fox08 Mar 2018 7:04 a.m. PST


INCREDIBLE site, thank you!

Camcleod08 Mar 2018 9:13 a.m. PST

Russian 1812 pom-pom colours from Blunders on the Danube blog:


Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member08 Mar 2018 2:08 p.m. PST

I'm not sure what the "Blunders" blog used for a source, but please reference either the Gingerich link I posted above, or alternately, Leonov, O., S. Popov, A. Kibovsky. Армия Александра I. пехота, артиллерия, инженеры.. 2013, p.194 for 1812.

marshalGreg08 Mar 2018 2:33 p.m. PST

There is information ( can't locate at the moment) that states that the 3rd battalion's pom pom was with red instead blue, still as of 1812. It would also clarify what the grenadier color's were for that 3rd battalion.


Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member08 Mar 2018 2:48 p.m. PST

grin Yes, please check the sources I indicated.

marshalGreg09 Mar 2018 6:22 a.m. PST

This one was not the primary and solid source but had gotten the discussion rolling regarding which color was still in place in the 1812 campaign:
Then a fine Russian gentlemen posted, who presented information that supported what this excellent site presents and support to that it was still in place during 1812 ( scroll down to "Divisional Period"-"Battalion and Company Colors"-also scroll down to the guards), before he was chased away by some TMPers. Unfortunately, I cannot find the link to that post or the author's call name to search properly.: link


Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member09 Mar 2018 9:01 a.m. PST

Oh, you must have me stifled.

Greystreak10 Mar 2018 12:57 p.m. PST

Check the site referenced by jeffreyw3.

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