Monday, April 6, 2009

10mm Nap. British - Rifles

Finally... the unit we've all been waiting for!

Next up in the line of 10mm British Napoleonic troops is the famed British Rifles, or Greenjackets. Made most famous, of course, in Cornwell's "Sharpe" series, the Rifles were armed with the revolutionary Baker rifle. The rifled barrel made the weapon far more accurate than the standard smooth bore musket, but also complicated reload times. While the British did use the rifle, Napoleon largely ignored it, sticking to the easy-to-use musket for sheer weight of fire.

These guys are mounted four to a stand (five in the case of the command stand with bugle.) They are thrown out in front of the British lines to pick off French officers and generally disrupt enemy formations.

1 comment:

Prince Henry The Navigator said...

Who makes the miniatures? The detail is incredible.