Standing Firing

Price: $45.00



This is a Consignment sale piece we are offering. It comes with its original box and is in like-new condition.

King & Country NA178 Standing Firing
Napoleonic Wars

For several years (1803-1806) Napoleon’s Armies suffered an amazing shortage of horses. This meant that some cavalry units and Regiments were forced to fight on foot. Perhaps the most famous were the Dragoons. Originally formed as mounted infantry the Emperor decreed that the Dragoons would be better suited to fight as dismounted soldiers than any of their cavalry compatriots. Although they never liked losing their horses the Dragoons performed admirably in this new role for a limited period. After all, the Emperor’s orders were the Emperor’s wishes! End of story.

This trooper is of the famed 16th Dragoons of the line dressed in his green tunic with rose pink facings.