Bourbon hunters in coat and bonnet / sachet. Pants inside the leggings.
- 4 foreign hunters / carabinieri (2 types)
- 4 variable backpacks
Material: white metal
With these figures we can recreate the national and foreign hunter battalions of the army of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, ie the light infantry.
They wear the new uniform introduced in 1859 to replace the giamberga (the tunic).
The figures are with the campaign equipment (water bottle and haversack), have trousers tucked in the leggings and not and the shako covertato and not.
Actually not all battalions received the new uniform. Surely they received the 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th national (ie the newly created ones) and the 3 foreign carabinieri battalions. It is very likely, however, that other national battalions have also received it but we can not say with certainty which ones.
Although the tunic was considered a high uniform garment was allowed during the southern campaign to wear it in battle for its comfort, so often it was worn in combination with the gray trousers. The practice of putting trousers into leggings was made official in the Bourbon army in 1859 when larger and longer gaiters were distributed. The shakò is the last type, that is a slightly inclined tapered trunk and introduced in 1857. The armament consists of the rifled carbines and the saber-bayonet with a yatagan blade.
Many of these battalions took part in the major clashes of 1860. The 8th battalion was present in Calatafimi. Many others including the 3 foreigners were on the Volturno, fought on the Garigliano in Formia di Gaeta and defended the Kingdom until the end. They constituted the main framework of the Bourbon army.
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