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Good book reference for French Napoleonic uniforms?

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Peter R G Browne, Nov 15, 2023.

  1. Peter R G Browne PlanetFigure Supporter

    Looking for a fairly comprehensive book colour reference for French Napoleonic uniforms and personal equipment.

  2. Peter R G Browne PlanetFigure Supporter

    ah, there is Napoleonic Uniforms by John Robert Elting and Herbert Knötel...

    Any others that might be needed?
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  3. Blind Pew A Fixture

    The Histoire & Collections range of books are fantastic. Very comprehensive indeed. The illustrations are second to none for their clarity, and the text is authoritative. The ones I've got, I'll never get rid of. I'm not sure about their availability these days, though. You may have to settle for a French text one. One book will cover several Osprey titles, which look very old-fashioned these days.
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  4. megroot A Fixture

    I have alot of books from the Napoleonic period ( that's for me the most interesting period).
    My "bible"for this : Napoleons Army 1790-1815 from Lucien Rousselot.
    It is on my right side when I'm painting Napoleonic figures.

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  5. Peter R G Browne PlanetFigure Supporter


    I think I'll get the later boxed set of vols I and II of Napoleonic Uniforms by John Robert Elting and Herbert Knöte.

    However, does anyone know if this includes the later vols III and IV in the first edition series?
  6. Nap Moderator

    Hi Peter

    These are also well worth looking at

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    Gabrielle Eposito is another writer well worth looking at

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  7. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    I agree the Elting/Knötel and Lucien Rousselot books are excellent, but they are expensive. Value for money and detail for the all round figure and equipment I agree with Blind Pew and the Histoire & Collections series. Excellent references.
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