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GeorgBuchner17 Nov 2022 2:53 p.m. PST

was there any difference at all in the uniform of the guard horse artillery compared to the horse artillery of the line in the russian army in 1812?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2022 3:26 p.m. PST

I could be wrong but I think the horse artillery of the Guard wore a shako with a tall white plume as opposed to the Line horse artillery, who wore helmets



Georg Buechner17 Nov 2022 4:46 p.m. PST

Thanks I saw a pic of a Shako horse guard officer, but wasn't sure if the gunners were similarly attired.

Scott Sutherland18 Nov 2022 10:15 a.m. PST

Acknowledging that we may know the regulations, but the reality may be otherwise, then
The following may be of use
Line Artillery link
Guard Artillery link

Plates are at the following, unfortunately, I am not aware of any colour plates online for this section.

The sections above may also be available as published books, with colour plates from Amazon (and other sites). Look for Uniforms of Russian army during the Napoleonic war vol.12: Artillery: Foot, Horse and Garrison Artillery (Soldiers, Weapons & Uniforms)

14Bore18 Nov 2022 12:21 p.m. PST

Know a long time the Horse Artillery guard had shakos but it's finding figures with plumes is the trick.

Georg Buechner18 Nov 2022 11:05 p.m. PST

Amazing replies, thank you!

14Bore19 Nov 2022 2:32 a.m. PST

If nothing else my 2nd Foot Guard is getting new guns and the Milifig 2 40 year old figures are looking shabby for a guard unit so going into the stripper.

14Bore20 Nov 2022 3:57 p.m. PST

At Viking Forge their Hamilton line does have a artillery driver with plume, going to at least use it for my guard horse artillery

Mark J Wilson21 Nov 2022 1:52 a.m. PST

@ 14 bore

So your guards are just chocolate box soldiers then not real hardened veterans.

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