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Italian Grenadiers of the Guard Officer Marching with Sabre--single figure
Item Number: NA457
Period: Napoleonic Wars
Italian Grenadiers of the Guard Officer Marching with Sabre
In 1804, when Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed himself ‘Emperor’ of the French Empire, the Italian Republic was similarly transformed, becoming the ‘Kingdom of Italy’ with Napoleon as its monarch. For some time, Italy had been a client state of France with its capital in Milan. This ‘new’ kingdom now ruled over most of northern Italy. Its army was organized along French military lines and included regular line infantry, light infantry, dragoons, and light horse. It soon grew to add on chasseurs, elite mounted gendarmes, and… Royal Grenadiers of the Guard.
Many of the regiments wore green coats instead of French ‘blue’, however, their general style and cut was copied from the French military fashion of the period.
Officers of the Regiment had uniform jackets in green with white facings on the chest. They would wear riding boots instead of the long dark grey leggings of the majority of the rank and file Grenadiers.
Released in OCTOBER 2020.