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Last Hussar07 Nov 2020 3:24 a.m. PST

Because I am DEFINATELY going to start painting these in the next 12 hours/days/weeks/months/years/lifetimes…

please confirm – the Army of Italy that served as part of the Grande Armee in 1809, including at Wagram are the Italians wearing the green uniforms, so they look like French but in green, and NOT the ones in white who look a bit Austrian?


RittervonBek07 Nov 2020 3:49 a.m. PST

Sorry to disappoint you but the line infantry were in white. Guard and light wore green as did the cavalry and artillery. Have a look at the Napitalia site.

Last Hussar07 Nov 2020 3:51 a.m. PST

I'm not disappointed – I just want to get it right! And white is a lot easier.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2020 5:38 a.m. PST

Good site for this

Garde de Paris07 Nov 2020 5:41 a.m. PST

I berlieve the Italian never went to the BArdin-type 1812 uniform – Line infantry always in the long-tailed, cut-away coat as for the French.

Lights looked like French lights, but in dark green.


skipper John Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2020 5:43 a.m. PST

"And white is a lot easier."
Ummmmmmmmm… NO, it isn't if done right.

RudyNelson07 Nov 2020 8:26 a.m. PST

Was not the 1809 campaign the one where the French line infantry wore white as well?

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2020 8:55 a.m. PST

White uniform was issued in 1807. Some units in Peninsular war had them…maybe 1809 but would have to check.

Last Hussar07 Nov 2020 10:43 a.m. PST

White is easier depending on what you are painting.

ferg98118 Nov 2020 11:22 a.m. PST


I need to do some Italians and Neapolitans for my French Peninsular forces so will try get them done in 2021….



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