French Dragoons 1812-1815
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The box contains 13 mounted dragoons, eight dismounted (this allows for horse holders), six casualties (French and British Infantry), unit bases and painting guide. Torsos for the correct ratio of troopers for the elite company are included, both in helmets and the old bearskins retained by some regiments.
The dragoon's traditional role of dismounting to fire using long musketoons was still on occasion performed, but since 1800 they had evolved into regular cavalry (excluding the 1805-6 period when foot battalions were formed). The box includes mounted and dismounted figures to allow their full range of duties to be represented