HISTORICAL MINIATURES BY GEORGE GRASSE

HISTOREX NCO

54mm SCALE PLASTIC KITS

NAPOLEONIC WARS - FRANCE - NATIONAL SERVICE

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GENDARMERIE MPERIALE Canonniers-Gardes-COTES

 

GENDARMERIE IMPERIALE

Image credit is Historex NCO Color Card 725 - 726

The constabulary force in France during the Ancien Regime was known as the Marechaussee and was renamed the Gendarmerie Nationale at the beginning of the French Revolutionary period, 22 December 1790.  The Gendarmerie Nationale was renamed when the Republique de France became an Imperial sovereignty under Emperor Napoleon 1er in 1804. 

These units were stationed all over France and continued to serve throughout France as the Imperial constabulary but did not otherwise replace local police forces.  The Gendarmes d'Elite of the Imperial Guard were members of the Gendarmerie Imperiale at one time and served with the Imperial Headquarters in the field.  Their kits are listed in the Garde Cavalerie section.

One special "corps" from the Gendarmerie Imperiale was formed for service exclusively in Spain.  It was unofficially termed "the little Gendarmerie" (petit Gendarmerie d'Espagne) specially armed with the lance and officially called "Gendarmes-Lanciers".  Regular Gendarmes Imprriale also served in Spain.

  The Gendarmerie Imperiale included foot and mounted troops.

CONVERSION KITS - each includes extra arms 

ITEM

DESCRIPTION - GENDARMERIE CHEVAL KIT PAINTED

725101

Gendarmes Imperiale, Full Dress, Mounted - Officer $37.25 $248.00

725102

Gendarmes Imperiale, Full Dress, Mounted - Standard Bearer $37.25 $288.00

725104

Gendarmes Imperiale, Full Dress, Mounted - Trooper $37.25 $268.00

725101

Gendarmes Imperiale, Full Dress, Mounted - Officer $37.25 $248.00

ITEM

DESCRIPTION - GENDARMERIE PIED KIT PAINTED

725201

Gendarmes Imperiale, Full Dress, on Foot - Officer $24.50 $121.00

725202

Gendarmes Imperiale, Full Dress, on Foot - Standard Bearer $24.50 $121.00

725204

Gendarmes Imperiale, Full Dress, on Foot - Soldier $24.50 $136.00

725201

Gendarmes Imperiale, Full Dress, on Foot - Officer $24.50 $121.00

725222

Gendarmes Imperiale, Full Dress, Officer of Foot, Mounted $37.25 $248.00

ITEM

DESCRIPTION - GENDARMERIE LANCIERS KIT PAINTED

726001

Gendarmes-Lanciers, Full Dress, Mounted - Officer $37.25 $248.00

726002

Gendarmes-Lanciers, Full Dress, Mounted - Standard Bearer $37.25 $288.00

726004

Gendarmes-Lanciers, Full Dress, Mounted - Trooper $37.25 $268.00

726005

Gendarmes-Lanciers, Full Dress, Mounted - Trumpeter $37.25 $258.00

 

CANONNIERS-GARDES-COTES

Image credit is from Historex NCO HXH015 Kit Box Cover

This kit represents an artillerists of the Coast Artillery which numbered as many as 10,000 troops scattered along coastlines controlled by France and were incorporated from the French Naval command to the Army's corps of artillery by Napoleon in 1800.   The earlier 1803 - 1807 uniform is shown above left (bicorne) and the later 1808 - 1812 uniform is shown right (shako).

CONVERSION KITS - each includes extra arms to make a variety of canonnier uniforms for an officer, NCO, or soldier. 

ITEM

DESCRIPTION: GARDES-CTES 1803-1812 KIT PAINTED

HXH015

Canonniers-Gardes-Cotes - Officer $22.25 $119.00
Canonniers-Gardes-Cotes - NCO or Gunner $22.25 $134.00

 

 

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