Help support TMP

" Uniformes de l'armée royale française (1780)" Topic

7 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the 18th Century Media Message Board

Back to the American Revolution Message Board

Back to the 18th Century Discussion Message Board

Areas of Interest

18th Century

Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Ruleset

Featured Showcase Article

28mm Acolyte Vampires - Based

The Acolyte Vampires return - based, now, and ready for the game table.

Featured Workbench Article

Featured Profile Article

Editor Julia's 2015 Christmas Project

Editor Julia would like your support for a special project.

816 hits since 3 Jun 2019
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

42flanker03 Jun 2019 11:12 p.m. PST

'Uniformes de l'armée royale française

A bound m/s volume from the Biblioteque Nationale of handsome watercolour portraits (some incomplete) of 68 'regiments d'infanterie française ou nationaux' (all grenadiers), plus 8 German, 11 Swiss, 5 Irish or Scots, 2 Italian, and so on through the cavalry regiments to 'separates' inc. the Garde Suisse and Grenadiers Royaux, etc.

The uniforms appear to be from the 1760s rather than illustrating the 1779 Ordnance (which would have been quick work). The regiments do not have territorial titles, only the current colonel's name.

de Ligne04 Jun 2019 3:32 a.m. PST

A great find. The problem is one of dating and it is certainly post-SYW so (like you) I would suggest late 1760s to 1770s. Effectively a peace-time representation.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2019 4:28 a.m. PST

Excellent contribution.

Lilian04 Jun 2019 5:49 a.m. PST

the 6 blue-uniformed short-lived Chevau-légers Regiments were raised in 1779 and disbanded in 1784, he added a seventh giving the «n°4» with a green-uniformed unit Conflans (??)

curious to not say bizarre presentation, all the Cavalry regiments are named Cuirassiers when only the Cuirassiers du Roi had such title and others bizarre pictures, way to number the units etc

the "guard of the Militia" (?) with green breeches and indefinable (dark-raspberry-brownish?) colored uniform…
the Artillery with white breeches and the red has gone or becoming optional

bizarre, bizarre

evilgong04 Jun 2019 6:53 p.m. PST


Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jun 2019 6:31 p.m. PST

Through the SYW the French Cavalrie wore front cuirasses in battle so they are technically Cuirassiers. The Cuirassiers du Roi were the only regime to wear both front and back armor.

Post SYW- I'm not familiar with the period, but I'm assuming that the Cavalrie regiments retained the cuirasse up,to,the AWI some point the cuirasse was abandoned

von Winterfeldt09 Jun 2019 5:50 a.m. PST

It seems to be about 1776 regulation

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.