Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Index Page for Napoleonic Uniform Information Posts added


One of my several objectives in starting this blog originally was to not only share pictures of my own figures, both old and new, but to combine that with a pretty comprehensive guide to organization, uniforms and flags of the various armies that fought in the Napoleonic Wars, at least at the level that most of us Wargamers would need to paint our armies. After three  and a half years, the number of posts covering uniform information has become quite extensive (over 80 posts covering 13 different nations), and it can be hard, even for me, to find a given guide despite the use of multiple tags. Thus, I have added a new page that will serve as a linked index to all of the posts covering Napoleonic uniforms, organization, and flags.

Just click on the "Napoleonic Uniform Guides" tab on the blog header to access it, or use this Link!




Arms of France during the 1st Empire

20 comments:

  1. Peter, that is a first rate idea! This will be a great resource for those searching for answers.

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    1. As you know, Mateus, this has been planned for quite some time. You probably had more to do with my getting the bulk of the work done (on my last day of vacation) than anyone else! :-)

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  3. This is most useful! Great idea.

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    1. Thanks, Iannick! There is plenty more to come with time!

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    2. A section on Duchy of Warsaw infantry would be nice ;-)

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    3. Eventually, it will be here. That's a complex subject!

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  4. Excellent online resource.

    I commend you for this work!

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  5. A great idea Peter, and I'll certainly be back to cross-reference when I finally get my French started. One of the most interesting things I learned however was that we both share a Welsh ancestry, and that the reputation for being tighter than the Scots is not just something that has been propagated within my family alone (although my father is amongst the most generous men I have ever met, my grandfather was far more "selective" with his dispensations).

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    1. Thanks, and I love all your work on the Spanish, which *I* will refer to when ready.

      The Welsh ancestry is from my maternal grandfather (likely via his mother). He was by all accounts a remarkable man, teaching himself French while stationed in France during WW1, and well enough to then work as an interpreter at the French Embassy in Senegal for several years after the war (we have the rhinoceros tusks to prove it!). He died young, and as we only recently confirmed, rather gruesomely as a result of foul play by persons and for motivations still unkown. The truth was kept from my mother, who who at age 90, we are not going to enlighten now. The legend, from close friends of the family of her generation, is that he was killed while involved in counter intelligence operations against the Nazis in New York Harbor before the US became officially involved in the war. We have been unable to confirm this, and I suspect it may have been more related to anti smuggling operations. Be that as it may, I am overly fond of the march "Men of Harlech", and its many varied lyrics!

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    2. Amazing Peter. It sounds like there is a potential book in that!

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    3. Perhaps! :-)
      My sister, who works out of Washington CT (and is herself ful of interesting stories) researched him and found his service records, coroner's re[port, but has been unable to find anything further as yet as to what he might have been doing outside of his (then) prosaic job as a clerk.

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  6. A gret resource. Thanks for sharing
    Rafa

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  7. Your uniform guides are fabulous Peter. They come up often in a google search (let alone when looking at the blog). Thanks for making them easier to access. Did YOU realise that you'd done so many of them?!

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    1. Thanks, James! I knew I had done a lot, and have many more to come. I am also very open to updating anything that is in error or where there is new information available

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