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Napoleonic French Guard Horse Artillery valise/portmanteau

Posted by Greg77 on 14 Oct 2014, 19:59

Greetings to all, as the title says, I have a question regarding Napoleonic French Guard Horse Artillery uniforms, or equipment to be exactly, pre-1812.
I am a bit confused about the shape of their valise/portmanteau,

I recently bought the Italeri 6018 set, and all the saddled horses are sculpted with rectangular
valises.
My knowledge about Napoleonic era (and Guard horse artillery) is very limited, and I did my research using internet, and I only find saddles (pictures) with circular shaped valises.
As far as I know the light cavalry units used the circular type, and the heavies the rectangular, correct me if I am wrong.
and how about horse artillery? :confused:
I find posts on the forum too, the excellent from blucher1815red here for example
and I am not questioning the accuracy of that stunning work, but the valises are mixed,
so I need help to enlighten my brain.

Are Italeri 6018 valises correctly sculpted?
or
Do I have to correct the horse gunner’s and train drivers’s valise with a little Milliput?
thanks in advance
Greg
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Greg77  Hungary
 
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Posted by Ochoin on 16 Oct 2014, 15:31

According to this good site, no, the valise is wrong.

http://centjours.mont-saint-jean.com/de ... &unite=153


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Posted by Greg77 on 16 Oct 2014, 19:41

Thank you very much,
and thats really a great site indeed,

according to that, the rectangular shape of the driver's valise is confirmed
so just the valise of the gunner needs correction, to make it circular shape
thx
Greg
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