British Napoleonic Hussars 1808-1815
As Napoleon drove his French armies across much of Europe in his campaign to conquer his neighbouring lands and become Emperor of all, England, Spain and Russia stood against this tide of devastation in what became known as the Napoleonic wars.
Hussars originated in Hungary in the 14th century, as a light cavalry unit - used to perform flanking manouvers, using their speed and manouverability to attack the enemy from all sides.
The British Hussars played a prominent role as cavalry in the Napoleonic Wars - As light cavalrymen mounted on fast horses, they would be used to fight skirmish battles and for scouting.
This Box contains 14 plastic miniatures, including an offeice and trumpeter.