Saxon Guard du Corps Standard Bearer

Price: $179.95


First Legion

The Saxons were annexed to the French Empire in 1806 and after the War of the Fifth Coalition in 1809, it was clear the army needed a reorganization along the lines of the more modern French army. Saxony eventually joined the coalition of Allies that opposed Napoleon. First Legion has created a grouping of the unique Saxon Garde du Corps to expand Napoleon's forces, or possibly the Coalition if assembling a display of hand painted miniatures taking place during the War of the Seventh Coalition.

It was a high honor to carry the standard, and it took a brave man to do it. Claiming an enemy standard was considered an act demonstrating great strength and of utter defeat for the unit that lost its flag.