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carne6812 Mar 2019 9:38 p.m. PST


Which figures are grenadier/voltigeur officers versus fusiliers?

Green Tiger13 Mar 2019 2:16 a.m. PST

I would say that they were all fusiliers… not a massive show off plume amongst them.

Artilleryman13 Mar 2019 2:20 a.m. PST

Indeed. The officers in shakos are definitely fusiliers by shape of the pom-poms/discs. The ones in bicorne's could be used as officers in the companies d'elite.

Widowson13 Mar 2019 3:06 p.m. PST

I would argue that the ones with curved sabers could be Voltigeur officers. They could even be grenadier officers. I'd say only the ones with flat disc pompoms are definitely fusilier officers. All others could be elites. They didn't always wear plumes, nor did their troops.

Artilleryman13 Mar 2019 3:24 p.m. PST

Agreed Widowson, but even in 1815 the elites wore the tufted pom-pom when not wearing the full plume.

Widowson14 Mar 2019 2:50 p.m. PST

Did not the fusiliers also wear tufted pompoms in 1815? Maybe not.

So in any event, these officers are good for any company, prior to 1813.

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