Officer, The Empress's Dragoons, 1812

Price: $30.00



This is a Consignment sale item we are offering. It comes in its original plastic packaging and is in good condition that we can see.
There may be some paint rubs under the 'ties' that hold it in place or separation at seams as is typical of Del Prado figures.

Del Prado's Napoleonic Cavalry SNC032 Officer, The Empress's Dragoons, 1812

Further to the Imperial decree of 15 April 1806 another regiment of the Imperial Guard was formed, the dragoons. Officers were culled from the grenadiers cheval and the chasseurs cheval of the Guard, and each line dragoon regiment supplied a dozen of their best men to form the first two squadrons, the third squadron was composed of vtes, and other Guard units also supplied recruits. The two regular squadrons numbered 476 men while that of vtes counted 296 troopers, commanded by 60 officers in total, all mounted on chestnut bay horses. Soon after its creation, the regiment was presented by the Emperor Napoleon to his wife and renamed the Empresss Dragoons (Rment de Dragons de lImptrice).