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Battle of Austerlitz: French army uniforms

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Battle of Austerlitz: French army uniforms
Cuirassiers before the attack. Austerlitz. Jean-Louis Ernest Mesonier (1815-1891). Condé Museum


How long have your eagles flew
Over the dishonored land?
How long have kingdoms fallen
With the thunders of fatal power;
Obedient to the will of the wayward,
The banners rustled in misfortune,
And imposed a sovereign yarom
Are you on earth tribes?
(A. Pushkin "Napoleon")

Greatest battles in stories. Past material "Austerlitz: Napoleon and his troops on the eve of the battle" aroused keen interest in the VO readership, and, of course, she looks forward to continuing the description of this battle. However, at this very place we will just interrupt - in order to tell now about the uniform of the French army. And she deserves a very detailed story, especially since for many armies of the world it was she who then became an object of imitation.


Colonel of the 18th Line Infantry Regiment of the Great Army, 1805 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

To begin with, we note an interesting circumstance: in the middle of the 1756th century, the bulk of the French infantry, like the infantry of the Austrians, was dressed ... in white uniforms! Grenadiers, for example, from 1776 wore white caftans with grenade cuffs, fur hats, black cuffs, turn-down collars, and unbleached leather harness. From 1786 to XNUMX, they received a bicorne hat with a red pompom, a uniform with black cuffs and lapels, red shoulder straps and white belts. Colored uniforms were worn by only a few regiments.


Consular Guard. Sergeant of the Grenadiers, 1800 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

The reform of 1793 introduced a blue uniform - the so-called "French type", almost unchanged since 1786. The uniforms of all infantry soldiers became the same: fusiliers, grenadiers, and voltigeurs (that is, "skirmishers", and in fact the same huntsmen, although there were also huntsmen in the Napoleonic army) were dressed in long-length uniforms of dark blue color, as well as white vests, trousers and leggings, cut in the same way as at the end of the XNUMXth century.


Light Infantry Carabinieri, 1805 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

In the imperial guards infantry, the dress uniform consisted of a dark blue uniform with white lapels, red folds, blue collars and red cuffs, fastened with three buttons, covered with white linen. All this symbolized now the republican color "tricolor". High fur hats are made of bearskin or goat fur, with a brass forehead, as well as cords and a red sultan on the left. The bottom of the cap was made of cloth, red with a white galloon sewn in a cross on a cross. Hiking huntsmen with the same shape did not have a forehead, the sultan was red and green. The Italian guard had a uniform of a similar cut, but the foreheads "silver" and uniforms were green. White leggings, above the knees, with slouching in the front on the shoes and footstocks for suspenders. But, it is clear that on the battlefield, even the guards did not wear leggings with strips, but managed with long, baggy-cut trousers made of unbleached linen, which all other Napoleonic soldiers wore with a marching uniform.


Fusiler of the Light Infantry, 1805 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

The non-commissioned officers were distinguished by diagonal strips on the forearms. The planks with an upward angle showed the service life: 10 years - one, 10-20 - two, and more than 20 - three!

The outfit also included a cartridge bag with a wide white sling, on which the bayonet scabbard was also attached. On another sling hung a cleaver. Belt ammunition was fixed on the shoulders with epaulettes of different colors, and even with a fringe! The backpack was made of cowhide with the fur outside, the overcoat, like the Austrians, was worn by French soldiers in a roll over their shoulders.


Chasseur (fr. Chasseur - "hunter", "gamekeeper") of the National Guard of Ile de France, 1806 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

The line infantry of the French army was represented by grenadiers, again in fur hats with a red sultan on the left, blue uniforms with white lapels, red epaulettes with fringes, collars and cuffs. A grenada headband and black leggings completed the look. The grenadiers formed one of the regiment's two elite companies. Fusiliers wore bicorne hats with a red pompom and a three-color cockade, but the Voltigeurs with the same uniforms were distinguished by yellow collars, green epaulettes and yellow-green sultans on their hats. The overcoat is a gray-brown cloth with two rows of buttons with a cloth covering.


Light Infantry Drummer, 1804 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

Interestingly, the Voltigeurs and Fusiliers wore their hat differently. During the battle, they turned it across the head ("a la Napoleon"), but in the ranks on the march, for the sake of convenience, they turned it 90 degrees like a huge garrison cap. By the way, the appearance of the Vaulters is largely associated with the fact that Napoleon thus wished to mark the brave soldiers who, due to their small stature, could not get into the companies of grenadiers or carabinieri.


9th Light Infantry Regiment. Standard bearer, 1805 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

The light infantry was considered elite. Its chasseurs (landing gear) companies were the equivalent of fusilier companies in the line infantry, and the carabinieri were analogous to grenadiers. These were dressed in blue from head to toe. The carabinieri wore fur hats without a forehead with a red sultan and red trim on their uniforms, including epaulettes, but ordinary huntsmen and voltigeurs had already received shako with leather peaks and a hunter's horn in front. But the sultans and epaulettes of the shooters, as well as the collars and cuffs, were green (the voltigeurs had yellow collars). People of small stature, very mobile were selected for the chasseurs (chasseurs) companies.


Light Infantry Drummer, 1805 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

The gunners were also blue from head to toe and wore bicorne hats with a red pompom. Trousers - blue long or short, with black slouchy leggings.


Horse chasseur, 1805-1810 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

The Napoleonic army had numerous cavalry, the varieties of which differed in many respects from the cavalry of other armies. So, in the army at Austerlitz, there were mounted grenadiers who wore blue frock coats buttoned to the waist and did not have lapels, fur hats, gray cloaks with a cape, cloth pants, too, white, but tucked into high boots.


Drummer of the 1st Dragoon Regiment, 1805 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

The privates of the Horse Grenadier Regiment wore blue uniforms and marching trousers, as well as high fur hats without a forehead and a sultan. Which, however, with a blue color, were also among the trumpeters. The horse-jaeger regiment was distinguished by a hussar uniform, but without a mentic and a fur hat with a green-red sultan. A rolled-up cloak was worn over the shoulder, as was customary in the Russian army, to serve the rider with additional protection.


A dismounted dragoon of the 15th regiment. Richard Knötel (1857-1914)


Mamluk of Napoleon's army, 1805 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

The Mamluks - their company was attached to the Horse-Jaeger Regiment, wore their oriental costumes.

The light cavalry had green hussar uniforms, red chikchirs and a fur kolbak (a headdress with a sultan and a shlyak), and some parts were green chikchirs and shako, similar to the hussars.


30th Dragoon Regiment, 1804 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

Horse artillery had uniforms similar to those of the hussars, but without a mentic and with red sultans on shakos.


12th Regiment of Horse Chasseurs, sous-officer, 1803 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

The hussar uniform was traditionally bright, two-colored - a dolman of one color, a mentik of another, and on the left a tashku on three white belts with the regiment number. In the marching form, the sultan from the shako was replaced by a pompom.

Cuirassier regiments were considered elite cavalry, therefore they wore red shoulder straps with fringes and a red sultan on the helmet on the left. The cuirasses, of polished metal, were fastened with leather straps on the sides and shoulder straps reinforced with brass. The “tail” on the “white metal” helmet was black for ordinary cuirassiers, and for the trumpeters it was white. The coattails of the cuirassier's uniform were very short and for some reason were also decorated with the image of a burning grenada.


1st Regiment of Horse Chasseurs, 1805 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

Dragoon uniforms were similar to infantry uniforms, but green in color and with red, yellow, crimson and even orange lapels and collars. Brass helmets with a "tail", like the cuirassiers, and with sultans of red, red-green, black-pink, also fixed to the left. This is exactly how the dragoon regiments were distinguished by the colors of the sultans and lapels with collars.


12th Horse Grenadier Regiment. Trumpeter, 1805 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

Sappers, both guards and regular regiments, with a general regimental uniform, had an apron in front so as not to get it dirty!


Colonel of Horse Carabinieri, 1805 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

The marshals and generals of the Grand Army had very simple but exquisite uniforms with gold embroidery, but the staff officers, again, were blue uniforms with leggings and boots or the same trousers outside. Epaulettes from gold gimp and bicorne hats "from shoulder to shoulder" with or without the Sultan - depending on the rank and belonging to the military formation. But the senior officer, who was an adjutant to the marshal, according to the regulations wore a hussar-type uniform with a white mentic, and often a white kolbak with a red sultan, so that everyone could see, if something happened, who was in front of them!

To be continued ...
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  1. polpot
    polpot April 14 2021 18: 32
    +6
    Great as always, thanks for your work.
  2. WHAT IS
    WHAT IS April 14 2021 18: 47
    +11
    Sappers, both guards and regular regiments, with a general regimental uniform, had an apron in front so as not to get it dirty!

    In the Foreign Legion, engineering units still wear such ceremonial uniforms, which are called pioneers, or sappers. The pioneers in the legion must have a beard, and their dress uniform is complemented by white gloves, an apron of rough orange leather and an ax. In the parade, sappers always go first. even in front of the orchestra.
    1. akims
      akims April 14 2021 19: 48
      +5
      Pure gnomes, by God!
      1. Richard
        Richard April 15 2021 02: 55
        +6
        apron rough leather orange

        near Austerlitz, Napoleonic sappers wore a white apron

        and since 1810, they remained only with the sappers of the guards regiments, the sappers of the remaining regiments began to wear the usual unbleached orange color
        1. Richard
          Richard April 15 2021 03: 32
          +6
          I beg your pardon - I made a mistake not since 1810, but since 1808. repeat
  3. Alien From
    Alien From April 14 2021 18: 55
    +4
    Thanks to the author! There is nothing more to say, we will study hi
  4. Undecim
    Undecim April 14 2021 19: 34
    +7
    The information is certainly interesting. But from the point of view of warfare, it would be much more interesting to describe not only the uniform, but the full equipment of the soldiers of the opposing sides, its functionality. The author does not plan such material?
    1. kalibr
      April 14 2021 20: 04
      +3
      Plans, as a result of the topic.
      1. Richard
        Richard April 15 2021 02: 41
        +7
        When a society has no pants color differentiation, then there is no purpose! ... If I have a little CC, I have the right to wear yellow pants, and in front of me the kid should squat not once, but twice (c)

        With this, Napoleon was in complete order yes
        The gendarmes in his army wore noticeable yellow trousers from a distance, and in front of them they did everything. smile
    2. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I April 14 2021 20: 30
      +4
      Still would ! Shakos, grenadiers, chakchirs, leggings, leggings, leggings ... romanticism! fellow
      1. Undecim
        Undecim April 14 2021 20: 37
        +3
        Do you think functionality and romanticism are equivalent?
        1. Nikolaevich I
          Nikolaevich I April 15 2021 01: 21
          +4
          Quote: Undecim
          Do you think functionality and romanticism are equivalent?

          No, of course not! Functionality is definitely needed ... but even without romanticism, it's boring! You will take a closer look at the beautiful uniform ... romantics could create it fellow ... but the "technique" is functional! hi (of course, it is better when both of them created drinks ... although this did not always happen! recourse )
          1. Nikolaevich I
            Nikolaevich I April 15 2021 03: 54
            +5
            Quote: Nikolaevich I
            of course, it is better when both of them created ... drinks

            I want to clarify with some examples ...! Do we remember Lieutenant Rzhevsky and "Shurochka"? Are the hussar shako beautiful? Many people think so (!); But it was also "functional"! In the shako they kept (kept) a smoking pipe and a tobacco pouch ... a shako stuffed with tow could withstand the blow of a Turkish saber ... (maybe not very effectively, but there was a chance!) ... Or wide-brimmed hats of musketeers ... attractive Musketeer "outfit"! But it could be functional! The wide-brimmed hat protected the musketeer not only from the contents of the "chamber pot" on the streets of Paris; but in principle it could protect against boiling tar, burning oil during the assault on the fortress ... as well as the Kazakin or the epancha of the Petrovsky fusiliers ... (all this could be quickly thrown off ...) in the upper part there are 18-1 buttons ... A hunter's leather hat with a "plume" in the form of a roller ... It could protect from a saber ... and if you add a metal forehead, then from a bullet ... though at a certain distance! Peaked "grenadiers" were also "decorated" with metal foreheads ... Often, "fashionable" (and, therefore, beautiful! ...) uniforms were decorated with "many" buttons and "bulky" pockets ... Metal buttons could protect from a bullet ; and the "voluminous" pockets contained a lot of "little things" that make the soldier's life a little more comfortable! Something like that ! wink yes
    3. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave April 15 2021 18: 53
      +2
      Oleinikov, by the way, had a cycle with a detailed analysis of the uniform in WWI.
      1. Undecim
        Undecim April 15 2021 19: 00
        +3
        Yes, it's a pity that he lost interest in the VO site. Although he had frankly boring publications, but still for the overwhelming majority of current authors, his articles are at a level unattainable for them.
        Along with him, by the way, the aggressive fan group also disappeared.
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave April 15 2021 19: 12
          +2
          Yes, it's a pity that he lost interest in the VO site.
          Or a website for him ... At the moment I know a case when the administration of the resource refused to publish a magnificent series of articles on the history of medieval Russia. Moreover, the author had an idea to continue. But alas ...
          Along with him, by the way, the aggressive fan group also disappeared.
          I don't know anything about this.
          1. Undecim
            Undecim April 15 2021 19: 27
            0
            I don't know anything about this.
            There were a number of characters who appeared exclusively under the articles of Oleinikov. I don't remember all of them, Lieutenant Teterin, Adjutant, Hunhuz, and the odious Ol'govich asceticised there. Everyone was very sensitive to the criticism of the author.
            1. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave April 15 2021 19: 33
              +2
              Hmm? Interesting. I remember all of the above, but did not notice about the "soreness".
              1. Undecim
                Undecim April 15 2021 20: 26
                +3
                By the way, I found his profile for the sake of interest. Written - banned.
                1. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave April 15 2021 20: 36
                  +2
                  I didn’t come to court ... It’s a pity!
                  1. Undecim
                    Undecim April 15 2021 20: 39
                    +3
                    Especially against the background of today's "historians".
                    1. 3x3zsave
                      3x3zsave April 15 2021 20: 43
                      +1
                      Well, it’s in vain, Viktor Nikolaevich!
                      1. Undecim
                        Undecim April 15 2021 20: 46
                        +2
                        I didn't mean everyone. There are a few exceptions. But very little.
                      2. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave April 15 2021 20: 52
                        +1
                        Very interesting! What is your version of the exceptions?
                      3. Undecim
                        Undecim April 15 2021 20: 53
                        +3
                        Plato is my friend but the truth is dearer. I don't want to offend anyone.
                      4. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave April 15 2021 20: 54
                        +1
                        Well, let's go to PM, or by mail.
  • A. Privalov
    A. Privalov April 14 2021 20: 03
    +7
    Very interesting. But soon there will be no one to tell it. Today, even in psychiatric hospitals, the Napoleons were transferred. The current patients of such institutions no longer know who he is. lol
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I April 14 2021 20: 34
      +6
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Today, even in psychiatric hospitals, the Napoleons were transferred. The current patients of such institutions no longer know who he is.

      Well, what are we for? We stayed! We know! fellow
      1. kalibr
        April 14 2021 20: 40
        +3
        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        Well, what are we for? We stayed! We know!

        That's it!
        1. A. Privalov
          A. Privalov April 14 2021 21: 44
          +7
          Quote: kalibr
          Quote: Nikolaevich I
          Well, what are we for? We stayed! We know!

          That's it!

          You don’t know anything.
          Napoleon is me! hi
      2. Catfish
        Catfish April 14 2021 21: 07
        +8
        Volodya, hello. smile
        Well, what are we for?

        How shoud I understand this? Our madhouse is the most advanced madhouse in the world around ?! wassat
        1. Korsar4
          Korsar4 April 14 2021 21: 37
          +3
          Just with a historical bias.
          1. Catfish
            Catfish April 14 2021 21: 42
            +6
            Well, in relation to our site, it is likely. laughing
            1. Korsar4
              Korsar4 April 14 2021 21: 52
              +3
              It remains to find out: which of them is in charge?
              1. Catfish
                Catfish April 14 2021 22: 06
                +3
                To do this, they need to be placed in a separate chamber, where they will find out "who is the king and who is the queen." laughing
                1. Korsar4
                  Korsar4 April 14 2021 22: 44
                  +4
                  Will they play tic-tac-toe?
                  1. Catfish
                    Catfish April 14 2021 23: 32
                    +3
                    It's hard to say ... If possible.
                    1. Korsar4
                      Korsar4 April 15 2021 01: 05
                      +3
                      The power of thought works wonders.
                  2. Richard
                    Richard April 15 2021 01: 51
                    +4

                    Sea Cat (Constantine): To do this, they need to be placed in a separate chamber, where they will find out "who is the king and who is the queen

                    Korsar4 (Sergey): Will they play tic-tac-toe?

                    in a bottle smile
                    1. Korsar4
                      Korsar4 April 15 2021 02: 04
                      +5
                      "One cowboy, two cowboy." Series two.
              2. Catfish
                Catfish April 15 2021 06: 49
                +4
                Like who? Chief physician!
                1. Korsar4
                  Korsar4 April 15 2021 07: 10
                  +3
                  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest had a different opinion.
                  1. Catfish
                    Catfish April 15 2021 21: 06
                    +3
                    It's clear about what ... laughing
                    1. Korsar4
                      Korsar4 April 15 2021 21: 08
                      +1
                      Not only. Chief Mop is good there.
                      1. Catfish
                        Catfish April 15 2021 21: 27
                        +1
                        This one?

                        Hello, Sergey. hi To be honest, I've read this book for so long that I really don't remember anything, and I haven't seen the film at all. request
                      2. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 April 15 2021 21: 47
                        +1
                        Hi Constantine!

                        Yes. I read the book 15 years ago. I liked it. And I didn't watch the film at all.
                      3. Catfish
                        Catfish April 15 2021 21: 56
                        +1
                        In IL they published a lot of interesting things, I liked "Ragtime" and "In the Mirrors". I read it with interest, but attempts to understand the mentality of these people somehow failed. It was in these books, and let's say in such as "Young Lions", or "Once upon a time an eagle" there was no misunderstanding, people in them reasoned and acted in about the same way as I did, being in their place.
                      4. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 April 16 2021 06: 55
                        +1
                        I have not read any of these four books.
                        Somehow I realized that there were continuous gaps in the knowledge of foreign literature.

                        Late enough and stumbled upon Remarque and Maugham.
                        Updike, for example, has very peculiar plots.

                        In high school I came across Jones' From Now and Forever.
                        I liked very much.
                      5. Catfish
                        Catfish April 16 2021 07: 08
                        +1
                        Well, and I, of the ones listed by you, only read Remarque and I love it, I definitely read Maugham, but I don’t remember a damn thing, but I don’t think I even opened Updike and Jones.
                        From childhood I liked Aldridge's book "The Sea Eagle", I even made illustrations for myself. smile

                        PS Linnik's article about captured anti-aircraft guns is very interesting. He knows how to submit material. Look, you won't regret it. drinks
                      6. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 April 16 2021 07: 20
                        +1
                        Aldridge liked the "Sports Proposition" since childhood. I read The Diplomat much later.

                        I run away in 15 minutes. Therefore, if I look, then later.
  • Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I April 15 2021 02: 44
    +1


    Every joke is just a fraction of a joke! There was a case ... I was engaged in technical maintenance of telephone networks and office automatic telephone exchanges ... I also served medical institutions; incl. and with a "psychiatric bias"! I had to communicate with the doctors of such institutions ... Interesting impressions ... the impression that these "tovarischi" are a little "not that"! As they say, with whom you lead, from that you will gain! wink
  • Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I April 15 2021 01: 41
    +3
    As long as we are there, the madhouses will not be closed and it will never be boring there! wink
  • kalibr
    April 14 2021 20: 39
    +5
    No, you know, there are still young people and a very inquisitive mind. Recently I met one such girl - I was glad. Then I know a few more. One firm, where very well-read people work. So it's not all bad. Then it was calculated that only 2% of people with intelligence need to move science and culture forward. Only 2%! That is, the story too ... 2%. And the rest ... "She feeds on fables." Well, let him eat.
    1. Catfish
      Catfish April 14 2021 21: 33
      +4
      Vyacheslav, hello! smile
      Well, you are just like the loving daddy Merlin wink
      Recently I met one such girl - I was glad. Then I know a few more.
      laughing
    2. Richard
      Richard April 15 2021 01: 56
      +5
      kalibr (Vyacheslav): Recently I met one such girl - I was glad

      I met a girl - a crescent eyebrow
      There is a mole on the cheek and love in the eyes.
      Oh, this mole drove me crazy
      Broke my heart, took peace. (from)
    3. depressant
      depressant April 15 2021 11: 23
      +4
      From Vyacheslav Olegovich:
      Then it was calculated that only 2% of people with intelligence need to move science and culture forward.

      My feeble intellect, suppressed by laziness, was finally enough to, having won a victory over the latter, to ask: who are these fusiliers in the end?!? It turned out that they were just shooters with flint guns attached to the cannons to protect them during combat. Otherwise, the hour is uneven - a breakthrough, and a valuable military tool was lost and even went to the enemy as a trophy. But I was shocked when I learned that the Fusiliers' units existed in the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. Not the very fact of the presence of equipment defenders struck, but the inheritance of the name)))
  • vladcub
    vladcub April 14 2021 21: 57
    +4
    "10 years-one, 10-20 years-two" and so where did it come from to distinguish cadets and conscripts with stripes? And our website links also go from there.
    1. depressant
      depressant April 15 2021 11: 30
      +3
      Oh, dear Svyatoslav, for example, I don't even know what my stripes mean! )))
      Somehow it immediately dawned on me that two yellow birds, nested one inside the other, mean that I have been in the role of a bore for two years on the site. And what three stars mean in pursuit, I have no idea)))
      1. vladcub
        vladcub April 15 2021 12: 45
        +2
        Colonel-General
        1. depressant
          depressant April 15 2021 13: 21
          +3
          Giggled)))
          But there is also a bunch of some kind of badges on the shoulder straps. Vyacheslav Olegovich has a frivolous flower in general.
          1. vladcub
            vladcub April 15 2021 16: 46
            +2
            STE Field Marshal.
            1. depressant
              depressant April 15 2021 16: 54
              +2
              Oooh! ... Even so? )))) Is there a generalissimo?
              1. vladcub
                vladcub April 15 2021 21: 14
                +2
                I do not know. I didn’t drink tea with him, but I didn’t drink tea with V. Oh, but I already know very well.
                Now I'm waiting for an excuse to scold, but for now I admire
                1. depressant
                  depressant April 15 2021 21: 34
                  +1
                  Scold with Vyacheslav Olegovich? But what about the subordination? This is based on the importance of shoulder straps. He will order you "Attention!" wassat Can you stretch with a string? )))
                  1. vladcub
                    vladcub April 16 2021 16: 46
                    +2
                    How to say. Already in the thousand shaggy year he became a "frunt" - quietly
  • Tavrik
    Tavrik April 15 2021 12: 27
    +4
    Figure caption error:
    Fusiler of the Light Infantry, 1805 Richard Knötel (1857-1914)

    In reality, the figure shows a fusilier of the ligne infantry.
    There were no fusiliers in the light infantry, instead of them there were huntsmen, it is written in the article. In addition, the Jaegers' uniforms are blue, including the vest, and the lower edge of the lapel is sharp.
    In general, the light infantry battalion in 1805 consisted of 7 companies of rangers, a company of carabinieri and a company of voltigeurs. A battalion of line infantry - from 7 companies of Fusiliers, a company of grenadiers, a company of Voltigeurs.
    Napoleon did indeed introduce companies of Voltigeurs, which recruited undersized soldiers. Whether they belonged to the elite was not determined, and the monetary allowance was like that of the grenadiers. Well, they classified themselves as elite. The main distinguishing feature is a yellow collar with red piping. The company has 1 captain, 1 lieutenant, 1 sub-lieutenant, 1 senior sergeant, 4 sergeants, 8 corporals, 1 furrier, 104 voltigers, 2 buglers.
    By the way, in addition to two-cornered hats for 1805, shako with a sultan on the side were widespread in the infantry. Like the standard bearer of the 9th legere infantry regiment.
    1. kalibr
      April 15 2021 14: 54
      +3
      Quote: Tavrik
      In reality, the figure shows a fusilier of the ligne infantry.

      It may very well be.
      1. depressant
        depressant April 16 2021 12: 04
        +1
        And silence...
        And then I realized: the armies are concentrating before the battle. Well, there are all sorts of bivouacs, rifles are cleaned, ammunition is checked, food is given to the horses, orderlies run, bonfires are burned, linen is washed and dried - Russians go to mortal combat in clean; the brew is boiling in pots, clouds of still peaceful smoke are floating and blowing around the outskirts of Austerlitz. And the area froze in anticipation of the battle.
        1. kalibr
          April 16 2021 17: 47
          +1
          Quote: depressant
          And the area froze in anticipation of the battle.

          The following material is just about how it was violated ...
          1. depressant
            depressant April 16 2021 18: 08
            +1
            Yes, the calm before the storm! I suppose there will be a battle in the comments. Soldiers are waiting, and experts are waiting)))
            How is the weather with you, Vyacheslav Olegovich? We have something strange: two days ago heaps of snow, and then suddenly summer came, as if it was turned on with a switch. The snow disappeared somewhere at once, very warm, 19 degrees, many people wear summer clothes - a phantasmagoria! Some kind of transfer in time. Last summer looked what April looks like now. One difference is that there is no greenery yet. )))
  • kalibr
    April 16 2021 18: 49
    +1
    Quote: depressant
    One difference is that there is no greenery yet. )))

    Same. I call this time "gray spring"
  • Dmitry Puzakov
    Dmitry Puzakov April 22 2021 21: 03
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    Nice article. The only inaccuracy is "Pedestrian drummer of the 7th (not 1st) Dragoon regiment.