Fighting to secure Napoleon’s reign over Europe, the new Polish Vistula Legion marches to battle…
The Vistula Legion was perhaps the most famous of the many foreign units in French service under Napoleon. Formed in Silesia in February 1807 from an infantry regiment and cavalry regiment in the service of the Kingdom of Naples, it was initially named the Legion Polacco-Italienne (Polish-Italian Legion) as it had been organised around the Poles in Italian service.
This Battalion box set contains:
- 20 plastic and metal easy-build Polish Line Infantry.
- 4 metal command miniatures (two officers, one drummer and one sapper).
Renamed the Légion de la Vistula (Vistula Legion) in March 1808, it became three infantry regiments, each of two battalions, with each battalion having six companies of 140 men (one grenadier company, one voltigeur, and four Fusiliers), plus a Lancer regiment of 1,000 men in four squadrons.
The Vistula Legion was sent to Spain in June 1808 where it fought in numerous actions, the most celebrated of which was at Albuera in 1810, when the lancer regiment rode down a British infantry brigade, destroying three out of the four British battalions in only four minutes of slaughter.
Polish Vistula Legion brigade
With enough models to create a whole Brigade, the Polish Vistula Legion is ready to fight and die for Napoleon.
This set contains:
- 1 Mounted Officer
- 96 Polish Vistula Legion Infantry
There’s nothing more stirring than the sight of hundreds of men, horses, and cannon marching into battle! With this set, you too can collect the brave Polish men of Poniatowski’s 5th Corps, as they march with Napoleon into the heart of Russia…
Field Poniatowski’s 5th Corps with this set, containing:
- 1 Divisional Officer
- 1 Mounted Officer
- 2 Late Napoleonic French Command (12 men to convert & lead your force into Russia)
- 2 Mounted Napoleonic Infantry Colonels
- 8 Battalions of Polish Vistula Legion (that’s 4 Regiments/2 Brigades) (192 Infantry)
- 2 Regiments of Polish Line Light Horse Lancers (24 Cavalry)
- 1 Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Foot Artillery firing 6-pdr
- 1 Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Foot Artillery laying 6-pdr
- 1 Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Foot Artillery firing 12-pdr
- 3 Gabions
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And invade Russia today!