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09 Aug 2020 11:20 a.m. PST
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Sarge Joe09 Aug 2020 6:50 a.m. PST

white like trooper trumpeters facing colours? but v c officers

Sarge Joe09 Aug 2020 6:53 a.m. PST

silver like their epauletes?

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2020 8:01 a.m. PST

The official horse furniture for the cuirassier officers was a square shabraque with separate, single- flap holsters. They were imperial blue with silver lace on the shabraque nd holsters of various widths depending on the rank of the officer. There was usually a silver grenade in the rear shabraque corners.

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Here's an excellent example. There were other variations but this was pretty much the regulation.

Sarge Joe09 Aug 2020 8:57 a.m. PST

trumpters as wel?

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2020 1:33 p.m. PST

Trumpeters had the same horse furniture as the troopers except that the sheepskin was black.

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Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2020 2:52 p.m. PST

Agreed.
Variations being- Early Empire- no/ few sheepskins in use so plain schabraque and holster covers for many (trumpeters excluded, being 'special').

Regimental number in corners common (legacy of the Consular/ Revolutionary period) before grenades (ie an 'elite' decoration symbol) were regulated; and number on portemanteau ends.

Given, if you have one cuirassier, you should probably have modelled a brigade (the 'Reserve' moved in formations, not by regiments), so having alternative 'dressing' is a nice way of showing individuality. Maybe not so much after 1809…

Dragoons the same info applies, except in green… I am lucky because Minifigs produced both ;-) .

IMG_3877_ 12e Regiment de Dragons

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Sarge Joe10 Aug 2020 11:27 a.m. PST

saw one in blue? any cluefor the 1st

Prince of Essling10 Aug 2020 12:34 p.m. PST

Not clear what the question is, but interpreting it is about trumpeters here are some Rousselot prints.

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Sarge Joe14 Aug 2020 5:20 a.m. PST

some of them white sheepskins details details markosolheim

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