- Napoleonic Wars – The British Army Collection
- Approximately 2.25” tall (54 mm)
- 9 highly detailed historically accurate plastic figures
- Unpainted in various poses molded in red.
- Packaged in a box. Box dimensions: 8.2” L x 5.9” W x 1.7” H
- Recommend for hobbyists and miniature gamers 14 years and above.
This Expeditionary Force boxed set of 9 British Grenadiers Infantry foot soldiers of a typical line company from 1803 - 1815.
From the 17th Century to the mid 19th centuries the "Foot" or infantry regiments of the British and several other armies comprised ten companies; eight of them "Battalion" or "Centre" companies, and two "Flank Companies" consisting of one Grenadier and one Light or Light Infantry Company. On occasion the grenadier and light companies could be "brigaded" together into separate grenadier and light infantry battalions for assaults or skirmishing respectively
A grenadier (derived from the word grenade) was originally a specialist soldier who threw hand grenades in battle. The distinct, combat function of the grenadier was established in the mid-17th century, when grenadiers were recruited from among the strongest and largest soldiers. By the 18th century, the grenadier dedicated to throwing hand grenades had become a less necessary specialist, yet in battle, the grenadiers were the physically robust soldiers who led assaults, such as storming fortifications in the course of siege warfare.