Say, do you speak french ? Just curious.
My language skills eh? hrm, boy it sure is a messed up thing. In public, when i have to interact with foreigners I exclusively use English - not because I think it's so great, but simply because it's the language I feel the most confident about. I love the sound of the French language and I've even tried to learn it once, but the differences between written French and French pronunciation are too big for my modest mind to comprehend. All in all, i can't speak nearly a thing in French. However, my admiration for French uniforms between 1691-1815 makes me buy loads of books and magazines from France - I understand pretty well the written French and I'm able to communicate that way. My private correspondence with the fellow members of the "la Sabretache" society (which i'm in as well) is entirely in French, though preparing a reply and checking it make take some time depending on the topic. And to be frank, I still think that my emails ain't that great, but I do my best.
Rousselot is a great artist, to be sure - the way he handled horses was great.
I've been so out of the Napoleonic loop - near on 10 years now. There are days I miss it - I used to be more active on the forums but it's always Waterloo-Marengo-Waterloo and I got tired of it.
I've always wanted to be a napoleonic reenactor, though it's a costy thing around here, also, in my region there ain't many groups to join, and creating one from scratch is a thing to serious to be done without any significant experience I think. And napoleonic groups are bajillion of Duchy of Warsaw units lol
It's very very costly, even here in the states. There are quite a few groups in Europe, but regionally I'm not so sure.
Here's an old list - I don't know how updated it is.
Btw, it causes my curiosity, how can one become a certain napoleonic age character reenactor. I mean, how people agree that one guy can be Boney, the other Ney etc etc
I dunno - I know that they used to draw lots, but I think it's who has the most cash for the uniform and has been in the re-enacting the longest. I know they look down on my husband (the Luftwaffe reenactors here, but they're mostly idiots anyway) for being an Oberst, but he was given the title by Rommel's grand-daughter and okayed by a LW officer that we met, so they really have nothing to say to him about it.
Lovely work, really Thanks for sharing it with us.
Na wstępie myślałem, że to fotografia figurek historycznych!
And with that outfit, he's a little like a Hobbit, too