Help support TMP

"Gardes Forestiers et Gardes Champétres" Topic

2 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 Discussion Message Board

Areas of Interest


Featured Hobby News Article

Top-Rated Ruleset


Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 

Featured Workbench Article

Napoleonic Dragoons from Perry Miniatures

Warcolours Painting Studio Fezian paints "the best plastic sculpts I have seen so far..."

Featured Profile Article

Herod's Gate

Part II of the Gates of Old Jerusalem.

Current Poll

262 hits since 19 Feb 2021
©1994-2021 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2021 9:31 p.m. PST

"Like the Customs service, the Administration of Waters and Forests was under supervision of the Finance Ministry. Gardes Forestiers therefore were uniformed in green, much like the douaniers, green being Finance's colour.

Originally they were issued only a coat (the cost of which was deducted from their pay) and a briquet. However, because they often had to work with gendarmes or local police, they soon were given shotguns, which later were replaced by military muskets. In 1814, they served as light infantry or garrison troops…"
More here


Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2021 1:06 a.m. PST

So, these jolly things all seem to be Knotels.
Are the inane and rudimentary comments from the same source?

Save youself the multi-posts, his blog goes down \/
- -

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.