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GeorgBuchner08 May 2022 5:11 p.m. PST

I am looking at making some Grodno Hussars for my 6mm paper napoleonic flats and blocks and 2.5d figures and am just looking at resources regarding their uniforms
all the pictures online show the Grodno Hussars with white plumes, however in the ESR campaign guide for 1812 'Master of the World' only the officer has the white plume and the standard Hussar has black – is this correct?

from the guide


Michman08 May 2022 6:41 p.m. PST

All army hussars, by regulation from 30 April 1802 :
--- Officers : plume of white feathers with mixed black and orange at the base
--- NCO's : white plumes with tops of mixed black and orange feathers
--- Troopers : plume of white feathers
--- Trumpeters : red plume instead of white
--- NCO Trumpeters : red plumes with tops of mixed black and orange feathers

GeorgBuchner08 May 2022 7:16 p.m. PST

thanks for that info – was that still in place come 1812?

Michman08 May 2022 9:18 p.m. PST

Yes – this repartition of the hussar plumes was in force until 1820.

Also, it appied to the plumes of the Life-Guard Hussar regiment and to those of Graf Saltykov's Moscow Volunteer Hussar regiment (from 17 December 1812 taken into the army cavalry as the Irkutsk Hussar Regiment).

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