Last week I got the chance to cobble together some French gear and fight for Napoleon. It was great fun too. Although my group is not a 'French' one, with a few greatcoats and the odd shako we became a fighting French Line regiment.
Of course over here in England, everybody wants to be a redcoat or a member of the 95th Rifles, so the poor old French regiments need all the help they can get. I love playing French because you get to wear a shako!
French firing line.
The guy playing Napoleon was very good, the best I have ever seen, including those in films. It was like looking at the real thing. Here we are about to march onto the field.
The pictures were all take by Ian Timothy and Sarah Ford.