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Napoleon's Scouts of the Imperial Guard


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Napoleon's dilemma in 1813 - shortage of light cavalry, and frustration of reconnaissance by Russian Cossacks · His solution - the creation of three regiments of Mounted Scouts - organization and numbers, officers · Uniforms & equipment: 1er Regt d'Éclaireurs-Grenadiers - 2e Regt d'Éclaireurs-Dragons - 3e Regt d'Éclaireurs-Lanciers · The Scout regiments in the Campaign of France, 1814

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Ronald Pawly was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1956 and still lives and works in that city. He is a respected member of several international societies for Napoleonic studies, and an expert on 19th century military portraiture. He has written many titles for Osprey, including Napoleon's Red Lancers; MAA 378, Napoleon's Guards of Honour; and Elite 115, Napoleon's Imperial Headquarters (1): Organization & Personnel and MAA 429, Napoleon’s Mamelukes. Patrice Courcelle was born in northern France in 1950 and has been a professional illustrator for 20 years. Entirely self-taught, his dramatic and lucid style has won him widespread admiration in the field of military illustration. He lives a few miles from the battlefield of Waterloo with his wife and son.

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