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29/01/2023 at 00:09 #182762
We all know about the man and his exploits- ribald and on the battlefield seeking a glorious death- but hey, in 1805 he was ‘just’ a Gen de brigade in charge of a pair of Dragoon regiments.
He was with the ‘rear’ echelon of the Grande Armée, maintaining order and LOC I imagine, wasn’t at Austerlitz nor a part of Neys command actions in the Tyrol.
So what uniform was he wearing? Did the beau sabreur don a Generals habit and breeches, with chapeau, a fanciful enhanced Dragoon uniform, or maintain (and his entourage) his cavalier legere style dress, despite not, leading such troops?
He was given his head in 1806, yet seems a subdued hollow party in 1805. Who had he upset..?
*I ask this as I’ve seen such anochronisms in gamers armies as a greatcoated Buonparte leading a Republican Army etc.29/01/2023 at 22:40 #182773HeroyParticipant
“Who had he upset?” Everyone but Napoléon ? Starting with the Berthier family.
Just a guess as to uniform in 1805 …. He started wearing the baggy red pants, plain black boots and curved sabre à la Mameluk after Egypt. Green vest with some gold tresses. Green habit-frac with red collar & cuffs and gold buttons. Blue & gold sash and chapeau of a général de brigade.
On the day of Austerlitz, Lasalle’s 4e dragons (chef d’escadron Théodore Contant) were detached on guard in Vienna. Lasalle’s 14e dragons (colonel Guillaume Lafon de Blaniac) & 26e dragons (ex- 17e de cavalerie, colonel Pierre Delorme) were moving to join the army and had arrived at Raygern (now Rajhrad), ~20 km away to the south-west. The 14e & 26e dragons were part of the pursuit on the day after the battle.30/01/2023 at 05:05 #182778
🙂30/01/2023 at 08:34 #182779HeroyParticipant
Aide de camp lieutenant du 10e hussards Hector Thérond (Calvisson, en Gard 1772 – Moulins 1812).
He was supposed to have 2 aides de camp, but only selected one.
He did not take his wife or a mistress on campaign.
He likely could not afford real domestic servants …. just an old maréchal de logis, likely from the 10e hussards in 1805, as a palfrenier.31/01/2023 at 06:52 #182824
Athough he was not at Austerlitz, I do have a version of Lasalle in my future. So useful to know with whom he associated.
An old friend parted company with a few of his models years ago, old Hinchliffe painted himself in oils and rather than leave such figures in boxes, I felt I could now present them a battle future.
Not the best pics but… https://flic.kr/p/2nSum5s
Not sure why his reigns weren’t attached, but I can manage those when the time comes…
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