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French Army Uniforms of the One Hundred Days

French Army Uniforms of the One Hundred Days

Napoleon, The Hundred Days Epoch: The Emperor and his 1815 Armies, in five

volumes by Scott Bowden and Peter Cross


Project Overview

There has never been an English language study of the organization and composition of all the French Imperial armies of 1815 as set against the background of a massive financial crisis gripping the nation and the political upheaval of the period. This project will hopefully correct this and leave a lasting contribution to the historiography of the Napoleonic epoch. As envisioned, it is a considerable title in which five volumes will be dedicated, each volume in excess of 300 pages, complete with images, maps, sidebars and much more. The project encompasses decades of research and will include narrative and analysis of all aspects impacting the formation, organization, equipping and motivating of Napoleon’s last armies. In order to properly convey all the information assembled, the project will have numerous very detailed appendices that include orders of battle. In addition, the project will also feature newly commissioned artwork, color maps that include some never-before-commissioned/informative maps, colorful graphs and sidebars, and other images that will visually aid the telling of the story.

In order to accurately and thoroughly create the historical record that will be remembered, and at the same time be a must for anyone interested in Napoleon, his armies, and the period known as The Hundred Days, the story draws on Napoleon’s own Correspondance, as well as that of Marshal Louis Davout, along with a great many cartons from the French army archives located at château Vincennes and the French National Archives. From these cartons, documents, and more, there are included the general military correspondence, the letters of the generals who served the Emperor, the situations (parade-states) and registres of the armies, as well as the journals of the Garde Impériale, the infantry and cavalry regiments of the line, how the raising, equipping of these were impacted by many aspects, including the Bourbon government (May 1814 to March 1815), along with the state of the artillery equipment and support troops. Only in this manner can the complete story be told of the challenges facing Napoleon, along with his Herculean efforts in forming the 1815 armies that were des Alpes, du Jura, de la Loire, de la Moselle, du Nord, des Pyrénées, du Rhin and du Var.

Published by Lombardy Studios. The target release is for late 2024 and the first half of 2025. For further information contact Dana Lombardy – email:

French Army Uniforms for the 100 days

A Study of the 93e Ligne 1814-1815