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Italian Dragoon sapper uniform

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Sobeknefru, Feb 16, 2024.

  1. Sobeknefru Member


    I recently bought this figure from DF Militay Figures/ I am looking at the various uniform for this model but am lost. Searching the internet provides me with a ton of empress dragoons but not what i am looking for.

    The figure is sold as an Italian "Dragoon sapper" and a found the illustration the painter used as a reference:
    Italian dragoon.jpg

    The illustration (right) claims that this is a Neapolitan dragoon sapper but looking at the Napoleonic Neapolitan regiments i can't find a dragoon regiment. Als, the poleaxe suggests a porte-aigle, not a sapper? (my knowledge is limited so perhaps i am wrong)

    does anybody knows the correct identification of this figure? And perhaps have some reference illustrations?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Henk A Fixture

    I have very little knowledge of the era, but wouldn't a Sapper be wearing an apron?
  3. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    I have a book devoted to the Neopolitan regiments I'll take a look this afternoon and see if it sheds any light on the problem.

  4. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Can't locate this, you are right that no dragon regiments are listed in the neopolitan army. I assume this figure predates Napoleon's take over of Italy.

  5. Sobeknefru Member

    Thanks for the help!

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