Tag: Napoleonic

Napoleonic Wars 1789-1815, Uniforms & History

Army Structure during the Napoleonic Wars

Army Structure during the Napoleonic Wars

The armies of all nations were made from a series of building blocks – divisions from two or more brigades, brigades from regiments, and regiments from battalions or cavalry squadrons. For example, the following French division formed part of the VI Corps of the French Army of Portugal 1811. 1st Division (General de Division Jean Gabriel Marchand) 1st Brigade (…

Black Seas, Uniforms & History

Osprey: Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson View in Store Code: CMD 16 Author: Angus Konstam   The most famous admiral in history, Horatio Nelson’s string of naval victories helped secure Britain’s place as the world’s dominant maritime power, a position she held for more than a century after Nelson’s death. A young officer during the American Revolution, Nelson rose…

Black Powder, Napoleonic Wars 1789-1815, Uniforms & History

History: Napoleonic French Column vs British Line

The clashes between British and French forces during the Napoleonic wars saw two rather different approaches go head-to-head – the French attack column vs the British firing line! The French attack column Having suffered many defeats during the 18th Century, some in the French Army had become convinced that the advance to contact or ‘shock’…

Black Powder, Bolt Action, Focus, Napoleonic Wars 1789-1815, Painting & Modelling

Focus: Waterloo Terrain from Sarissa Precision

From the team that created our La Haye Sainte and Pegasus Bridge terrain pieces, Sarissa Precision have a whole range of incredible laser-cut wooden sets. These kits represent the iconic buildings that formed pivotal strongpoints at the Battle of Waterloo – the chateau of Hougomont, Papelotte farm, La Belle Alliance inn and Plancenoit church as…