Bavarian Grenadier Biting Cartridge - 6th Light Battalion La Roche

Regular Price: $49.95
On Sale For: $34.99


First Legion

Bavaria was one Napoleon's staunchest allies, and the Bavarians were engaged throughout the Napoleonic wars serving side by side with the French as part of the Grande Armee of 1809, 1812, and 1813.
The original 5th Preysing and the 4th Sachsen-Hildburghausen release has long ben sold out, so First Legion is pleased to present the 6th Light Infantry Battalion La Roche!

First Legion sincerely enjoyed revisiting Napoleonic Bavaria and providing this opportunity to acquire a new rendition of their very first release as a company.

Grenadiers carried grenades and were chosen for the physicality. Cartridges were pre-made, and soldiers would bite the musket ball from the top portion and pour the gunpowder into the barrel, saving a pinch to prime the pan. The next step was to spit the bullet into the barrel with the wadding and ram it home against the charge. This trooper is mid-process during reloading.