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Italian Dragoon sapper uniform

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

  1. Sobeknefru Member

    Hi,

    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

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

    Country:
    England
    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.

    Keith
  4. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    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.

    Keith
  5. Sobeknefru Member

    Thanks for the help!

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