French Carabiniers


Olivier Lapray

Date Published :
July 2013
Publisher :
Histoire and Collections
Series :
Officers and Soldiers of
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9782352502746
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 9.5 X 8 inches
Stock Status : In stock


This book traces the glorious history of the elite French cavalry. Through 61 plates of highly detailed uniform illustrations, André Jouineau guides the reader from the first company of carabiniers established within in each regiment—those superior marksmen equipped with a rifle, the gauge of precision par excellence—sought after by Louis XIV in 1690, to the fiery carabiniers of Napoleon III's Imperial Guard who disappeared in defeat in 1870. The authors' primary emphasis, however, is given to the First Empire.


an excellent colour reference for modellers as it continues to tackle the colourful uniforms and equipment of the French army around the time of Napoleon."

- Military, January 2014

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