NAP027A - British Napoleonic Cavalry

$85.00

Featuring two mounted officers from the 18th Hussars/Dragoons on a reconnaissance patrol. Both are wearing the uniform of a senior officer of the 18th (King's Irish) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars) of the 1814/1815 period; more commonly referred to as the ‘18th Hussars’. Following the military fashion they changed their uniform and were designated hussars in 1807 but for some reason their formal title continued to include ‘light dragoons’. I guess somebody forgot to remove this extra title and it was never deleted from official records! The Regiment took part in the 1808/09 Iberian/Corunna Campaign (including Sir John Moore’s epic winter retreat over the mountains) and returned to the Peninsular in 1813 for the final stages of the war in Spain and the invasion of France later that year. In 1815 they fought at Waterloo. One officer (NAP027) points out some suspicious activity on the horizon which could be the French whilst his companion (NAP026) draws his pistol ready should it be needed! Our B version figures wear the Busby style fur hat suitable for any time after 1812 including Waterloo and the A version wear the Tarleton style helmet suitable for Iberia and the Napoleonic campaigns before 1812. These 2 beautifully painted figures are slightly more expensive than normal due to the high level of detail, but at $85/£65, I think they are exceptional value, and with only 100 of each they will not be available for long. Size wise they will fit in with K&C and Collectors Showcase and before I forget, thank you to John O’Brien with all his historical help on these figures, any mistakes on these figures please blame John!

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 24 August, 2013.

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