French officers with their Indian allies, Seven Years War
Napoleon acclamé , passe ses troupes en revue .
Jean Georges Vibert - Le Roi de Rome
During the Napoleonic Wars, when Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, was killed in battle, his troops changed the colour of their uniforms to black or apple green, with a Totenkopf on their shakos in mourning their dead leader (Other sources claim that the "Black Brunswickers" were so equipped while Friedrich Wilhelm of Brunswick lived, as a sign of revenge on the French
raffet, bonap égypte
AN ELITE SOLDIER OF THE IMPERIAL GUARD, BY FRANCOIS FLAMENG
Empress Dragoons' Trumpeters. As the mobility of the horse combined with the firepower of the musket, Dragoons became truly universal cavalry, typically employed for a broad range of both mounted and foot duties. At first, most nations mounted Dragoons on lower quality horses with resulting detriment when caught and overrun by opposing cavalry.