Epic Battles: WATERLOO - French Infantry Brigade
Sunday, 18 June 1815; on an unassuming rain-soaked field in Belgium; two great generals of the age finally met in battle. The climactic clash of the Hundred Days campaign wrought the end of around twenty years of continuous warfare on the continent, and with it an end to the reign of Napoleon. The Battle of Waterloo, arguably the most famous battle in all military history, provides more than a fitting subject for our second foray into the 'Epic' scale of wargaming. Black Powder Epic Battles: Waterloo is here.
'Vive L'empereur!' A cry shouted from thousands of proud Frenchmen as 'Les bleus' stormed forward in tight, disciplined columns on the 18th June 1815 at the small Belgian town of Waterloo. Many of these veterans had served for years with Napoleon and his hard-hitting armies. They fully intended to see off Wellington's Allied army and march to Brussels in glory. The infantry columns were screened by hundreds of voltigeurs, light infantry in loose order whilst overhead fire by massed foot batteries of 6-pounders hammered the allied lines. Who can stand in their way?
This plastic set provides enough models to field a complete brigade of three French line or light infantry regiments of 80 men each, 24 voltigeurs skirmishing, a 3-gun Foot Artillery 6-pdr battery and a mounted brigade commander.
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted