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  • n. Plural form of voltigeur.

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Examples

  • The whole first Battalion of the 95th Rifles were in and around the hamlet, and with them were the 3rd Cazadores, many of whom were also armed with the Baker rifle, which meant that more than a thousand skirmishers in green and brown opened fire on the two advancing French columns, which had deployed almost as many skirmishers themselves, but the French had muskets and were opposed by rifles, and so the voltigeurs were the first to die in the small walled paddocks and terraced vineyards beneath the village.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • The regimental colonel has deployed his company of voltigeurs out in front of the battalion.

    The Hundred Days of the 1806 Project

  • The 1791 regulations call for 8 companies plus one company of voltigeurs beginning in 1804 with the addition of voltigeurs.

    The Hundred Days of the 1806 Project

  • French voltigeurs stream over the crest of the ridge in advance of the first battalion of the 12e de Ligne regiment.

    BAR Napoleon Playtest

  • Grouping of 4 different voltigeurs painted by Dennis Smail.

    Early Elite Miniatures - I Want These Figures

  • I have not had a chance to give the rules much more than a cursory glance, but they look like they will be a lot of fun, and I look forward to painting some more British riflemen and some French voltigeurs so that I can start playing some skirmish games in the Peninsula.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • French battalion in line with voltigeurs deployed in the line with the rest of the unit.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • The grenadiers and voltigeurs are deployed in the rear ranks.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Many Montreal baby boomers grew up listening to his mellifluous descriptions of lanceurs staring into home plate, frappeurs swinging for the fences and voltigeurs tracking down fly balls at la piste d'avertissement, or warning track.

    languagehat.com: THE END OF BASEBALL IN FRENCH.

  • So also the Van Bunschotens of Nyack and Kakiat, so renowned for kicking with the left foot, were brought to a stand for want of wind, in consequence of the hearty dinner they had eaten, and would have been put to utter rout but for the arrival of a gallant corps of voltigeurs, composed of the Hoppers, who advanced nimbly to their assistance on one foot.

    Washington Irving

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