Help support TMP

"French cuirassier saddle cloth edge?" Topic

9 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 Napoleonic Painting Guides Message Board

Back to the Napoleonic Discussion Message Board

Action Log

09 Aug 2020 11:20 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "french cuirasier sadle cloth edge ?" to "French cuirassier saddle cloth edge?"Crossposted to Napoleonic Painting Guides board

Areas of Interest


Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Featured Ruleset

Featured Showcase Article

The Amazing Worlds of Grenadier

The fascinating history of one of the hobby's major manufacturers.

Featured Profile Article

First Look: 1:700 Scale USS Constitution

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian looks at the new U.S.S. Constitution for Black Seas.

Featured Book Review

752 hits since 8 Aug 2020
©1994-2021 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

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.


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.


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

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

d cup

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.




Sarge Joe14 Aug 2020 5:20 a.m. PST

some of them white sheepskins details details markosolheim

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.