Another dip into Posties collection, painted by myself. Today’s unit The Neapolitan Gardes d'Honneur, circa 1812. The figures are made by Essex Miniatures, but are not specific Neopolitans, they were a unit he bought unpainted on Ebay and the figures just happened to fit the description of the unit, not really sure exactly what they are based on.
The Gardes d'Honneur are another difficult unit to find info about, Postie does pick 'em!!
They served in the Grand Army on their tour of Russia in 1812, in the 11th Corps, 33rd Division under General Destrees. At the end of 1813 they had a name and uniform change becoming the Neapolitan Gardes du Corps. Their uniform changed to a Bicorn with a white plume, a red tunic with red cuffs, yellow turnbacks and lace, white epaulettes and breeches, with a blue saddlecloth.