Monday, 20 April 2015

waterloo revell and others of Waterloo 1815 - 200 YearsThe 18 June 2015 hails the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon Bonaparte's last battle of took place near the village of Waterloo (located in present-day Belgium). The defeat of the French Troops led by Napoleon by the Allied Troops and their Prussian allies led to the end of the First French Empire. Napoleon himself was taken prisoner of war by the British and sent into exile on the Atlantic island of St. Helena where he eventually died. Even today, the term Waterloo is used to describe a crushing defeat or setback.

Established at the time of the English Restoration in the 17th century the Life Guards ranked as the best unit in the British Cavalry. Blue was the traditional colour of the Prussian Infantry uniform. A Regiment of Prussian infantry consisted of two Musketeer and one Fusilier Battalions to which two Grenadier Companies were added. The Grenadiers of the Old Guard represented the elite of the Napoleonic infantry. Formed from selected soldiers who were better equipped and paid than regular infantry, they were always loyal to the Emperor.WWI INFANTRY German/British/French (1914)The First World War also referred to by historians as the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century was waged from 1914 to 1918. The German Army's advance into France at the beginning of the war was soon halted and from thence onwards the battle of the trenches decided the run of events on the Western Front. Great Britain stood at the side of its ally France. The end of the war was sealed with the Armistice on 11th November 1918.

- Four German infantry
- Four French infantrymen
- Four British infantrymen
- Equipment and clothing corresponding to the year 1914
- Wide range of accessories such as guns and equipment allowing individual customising of figures
- Authentic poses
- Finely detailed facial features
- Realistic clothingBRITISH INFANTRY, WWII

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