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green beanie16 Jan 2019 9:50 p.m. PST

Any one know where I might find some info and Napoleonic Russian Marines? Such as uniforms and combats they saw? thank you for your help.

Prince of Essling17 Jan 2019 6:15 a.m. PST

Everything you need is contained in "300 let rossiiskoi morskoi pehote. Tom I (1705-1855)" by Oleg Leonov Aleksandr Kibovskiy (ISBN: 9785903389094)

While the book is in Russian most of the pictures/drawings have an English text.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2019 9:47 a.m. PST

As far as major battles, I know they were at Borodino and Danzig. I think they conducted a successful landing in Italy (?) during one of the earlier coalition wars. It has been years since I painted any, but IIRC they looked like every other Russian infantryman, but had black cuffs piped white. I think the headgear had a grenade plate.

Marc at work17 Jan 2019 10:12 a.m. PST

there is a picture in the old Blandford "Uniforms of the retreat from Moscow" book.

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2019 10:22 a.m. PST

Oh well done Marc!

(I have this marvellous image of Marc "at work" spending half the day on TMP. I was not above logging in during the long anaesthetic delays between operations myself…….and they could be very long)

Anyway, nice one Marc and here is what that book has to say;



Discussed here before (Amusing that the figures were then described as a "bit" camp. Totally non PC, but you do have to admit……….);

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Prince of Essling17 Jan 2019 1:14 p.m. PST

From Parkhaev 1812:
Unter-Officer and Ober-Officer of the 2nd Marine Regiment

From Zaretsky:
Fusilier of the 3rd Marine Regiment. Winter uniform. Sailor of the Guards crew. Winter uniform.

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