- 28mm scale
- 60 Highly detailed figures (Fusiliers-Grenadiers & Fusilliers-Chasseurs)
- 4 main frames + 4 small frames
- Instructions included
- Unpainted figures, assembly with glue and painting required.
- Molded in gray
- Plastic package dimensions: 11.0” W x 16.5” H x 1.5” D
The Imperial Guard (French: Garde Impériale) was originally a small group of elite soldiers of the French Army under the direct command of Napoleon I, but grew considerably over time. It acted as his bodyguard and tactical reserve, and he was careful of its use in battle. The Guard was divided into the staff, infantry, cavalry, and artillery regiments, as well as battalions of sappers and marines. The guard itself as a whole distinguished between the experienced veterans and less experienced members by being separated into three sections: the Old Guard, Middle Guard and Young Guard.
The Guard was composed of three echelons. The Old Guard comprised some of the finest soldiers in Europe, who had served Napoleon since his earliest campaigns. The Middle Guard was composed of his veterans from the 1805 to 1809 campaigns. The Young Guard consisted of the best of the annual intake of conscripts and volunteers, and was never considered to be of quite the same caliber of the senior Guards, although its units were still superior to the normal line regiments.
This Victrix Limited set of miniatures represents Napoleon’s Middle Imperial Guard. The kit contains: