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Austrian Regular Infantry

By Mike Embree

Artwork by Keith Vincent

Editor's Note: This paper was first published as a pamphlet by the Napoleonic Association in the late 1970s. The Napoleonic Association has very generously given us permission to place it on the Napoleon Series. It is reproduced in its entirety except for those parts that cover wargaming. Click here for more information on the Napoleonic Association.

 

Appendix 2: Rank Distinctions

Apart from the differences explained above, there were naturally, distinctions of various types within the ranks.

Austrian NCOs carried canes, and fusiliers had 'bands' around their tschako, of braid. The casque and grenadier bearskins had a brass rim to their peaks. The cane of the feldwebel and führen had a silver head. The korporal had one thin band on the tschako, the feldwebel two, and the führen one thicker 'band'. The canes were strapped to a breast button, and passed through the bayonet belt at the rear.

Officers had similar similar distinctions with reference to head-wear. Field officers also had braid on the cuffs.

 

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: May 2001

 

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