- 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 Highland Light Infantry foot soldiers of a typical line company from 1803 - 1815.
The Highlands is a historic region of Scotland. The 71st Regiment of Foot was a Highland regiment in the British Army, raised in 1777.
At the start of the French Revolution the regiment was based in India. The regiment returned to Scotland in August 1798.
The 1st battalion embarked for the Cape of Good Hope in August 1805 and took part in the Battle of Blaauwberg in January 1806. The battalion then sailed for South America and took part in the disastrous expedition against Buenos Aires under Sir Home Popham. The battalion was taken prisoner and the Regimental Colours were captured. New colours were presented to the regiment by Lieutenant-General Sir John Floyd in April 1808.
The 1st battalion was reformed and embarked for Portugal in June 1808 for service in the Peninsular War. Renamed the 71st (Glasgow Highland) Regiment of Foot later that month,it saw action at the Battle of Roliça in August 1808, the Battle of Vimeiro later that month and Battle of Corunna in January 1809 before being evacuated from the Peninsula. In March 1809 it became a light infantry regiment, and the regiment next took part in the disastrous Walcheren Campaign in autumn 1809 before returning home and being renamed the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry) in spring 1810.
The regiment returned to the Peninsular in September 1810 and saw action at the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro in May 1811, the Battle of Arroyo dos Molinos in October 1811 and the Battle of Almaraz in May 1812 as well as the Battle of Vitoria in June 1813. It then pursued the French Army into France and fought at the Battle of the Pyrenees in July 1813, the Battle of Nivelle in November 1813 and the Battle of the Nive in December 1813 as well as the Battle of Orthez in February 1814 and the Battle of Toulouse in April 1814. The battalion returned home in July 1814 and then embarked for Ostend in April 1815: it saw action as part of the 3rd Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815.