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paperbattles26 Jan 2024 10:32 a.m. PST

I have always had the will to try myself with a template of Italian units on their first campaing, i.e. the 1866 War, that saw Italy and Prussia against Austria. I wanted to make some templates of Prussians but them I moved to this little project.

So I decided – eventually – to represent a little fighting of that Campaing, i.e. the Battle of Versa on 26th July 1866.(totally unknown also for me)

In this battle, from the Italian side, fought 5 squadrons (400 men) of the new Lancieri di Firenze, Regiment Nr. 9. I think that in English there is really no info. At the contrary, in Italian I found a lot of info
I don't know if it has interest for you. In any case it's worthy a trial. Ciao


Grelber26 Jan 2024 8:01 p.m. PST

Interesting article! I've seen a black and white photo from about this period where the yellow facings look quite dark, much like the orange kepi in your photo.


Porthos27 Jan 2024 4:51 a.m. PST

May I thank you again for all your work ? Again you show us perfectively how uniform information should look like !

paperbattles28 Jan 2024 4:54 a.m. PST

@Grebler. Thank you a lot! you were absoloutely right. I did some more reaseaches (please have a look on my blog) and it went out you were right! thanks again
here my new template (please note also the correctr colour of the stripes)

paperbattles28 Jan 2024 4:55 a.m. PST

@Porthos: thanks for your kind words. They inspire me, even to correct as you can see from my previous post. Thanks again.Michele

paperbattles29 Jan 2024 3:29 a.m. PST

here I increased: monogram now correct (Vittorio Emanuele II) white epulettes, and new white belt.
Now I am satisfied

Frostie04 Feb 2024 12:31 a.m. PST

Very interesting, thank you. I have a passing fascination with the European wars after 1815.

paperbattles05 Feb 2024 5:33 a.m. PST

@frostie; Thanks me too. I am going now to do some deep reaserches on the battle of Custoza 1866. Thanks for reading

Robert le Diable18 Apr 2024 8:33 p.m. PST

What a pleasant and informative article! Very companionable to follow your researches into various regiments (and how to "convert" images/figures). Bearing in mind your adjustment of the stripes/lines on the trousers or overalls of the Lancieri Di Firenze, what about the Lieutenant of the Aosta Regiment? Now returning to "Home Ground" (Napoleonics).


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