Volume Two in a new series from two established experts which looks in detail at the uniforms of the elite cavalry troops of Napoleon I's Imperial Guard - from Marengo to Waterloo. This second volume deals with the chasseurs a cheval, Mameluke, grenadiers and dragoons - the cavaliers of 'the old guard of Emperor Napoleon I'. Their rich and various uniforms, their flags, insignia and equipment are all recreated in over 50 pages of full colour plates using the very latest computer graphic technology. Always a huge market for Napoleonic uniform books - modellers, wargamers, uniform collectors, strategiests. Andre Jouineau is one of Histoire & Collections' main illustrators, and a pioneer in computer-generated historical illustration techniques. Jean-Marie Mongin is the former editor of Uniformes and Tradition magazines and a leading expert in the history of military uniforms.
Since the seventies, Andre Jouineau has dedicated himself to studies in history and uniforms. Regular contributor to various magazines, he was appointed official painter of the Army in 1985 (title kept until 1994). Then, in the mid-nineties, he tackled computer illustration, which allowed "creating" a new uniformology genus.