By André Jouineau
The fourteenth paintings within the "Officers and infantrymen" assortment is devoted to the French Cuirassiers from the Consulate to the second one Restoration.
Dating again to the Heavy Cavalry of the traditional Re'gime, the 1st Cuirassier regiments have been fairly created in France in 1801 in the course of the Consulate. This new kind of cavalry became out to be one of many crucial fingers of Napoleon's tactics.
First twelve, then fourteen regiments have been created to represent the surprise troops of the Napoleonic Wars, including the 2 regiments of Carabiniers already shaped. For greater than ten years, they took half in all Napoleon's campaigns: from Austerlitz on 2 December 1805 to Waterloo on 18 June 1815 and from the valleys of Spain to the far away Russian steppes.
Andre' Jouineau, collectible figurines maker and collector, has labored with Histoire and Collections for greater than 18 years. His uniforms plates, that have been absolutely performed utilizing facts processing, have made him a pioneer during this field.
Jean-Marie Mongin, prior leader editor of Uniformes and culture journal, places all his wisdom of army background into those drawing texts and captions.