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. Olivier Lapray, a navigating officer in the French Air Force, is also passionate about the First Empire. It is already the author of several books on the subject, including Le Dictionnaire des Officiers de Cuirassiers.
an excellent colour reference for modellers as it continues to tackle the colourful uniforms and equipment of the French army around the time of Napoleon."--Military Modelling