Fanion de Bataillon, Fusiliers Grenadiers, 1811-14 • With the expansion of the Imperial Guard, new regulations were promulgated regarding Eagles and drapeaux. These were reserved for the Old Guard only and the rest of the regiments were to carry fanions de bataillon. The basis of issue for these fanions was one per battalion. They were carried on a staff with a spearpoint finial.
French line infantry Spain. The rigors of the harsh Spanish environment forced many French (and British) soldiers to customize their uniforms. For example, the Voltigeur on the left wears his vest instead of his jacket with brown trousers.