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Retreat from Russia


During Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, the Russian Cossacks were the troops that the French feared the most. Not heavy battlefield cavalry, but rather used effectively as light cavalry, the Russian Cossacks constantly harried the French
forces both during their advance and, as we have portrayed them here, during the Retreat. Operating both in direct support of the main Russian field armies as well as behind the French lines as a very early example of guerrilla troops, the
Cossacks were extremely effective and played a key role in disrupting supply and interrupting communication. Though we have done these figures under the banner of our Retreat from Russia range, they can be used for a much broader selection
of the period. However, as part of the Retreat Series, these figures are painted to an incredibly high level and perfectly match the French Infantry and sledges which we’ve already released and make a wonderful addition to the Retreat from
Russia series of figures.



Retreat from Russia

French Personalities


  • NAP0529 French Marshal Jean-Baptiste Bessieres – Marshal Bessieres was one of those who had served with Napoleon since the very beginning as a captain in Bonapartes Army of Italy and on the Egyptian expedition. At Marengo he served with the Consular Guard and was promoted to Marshal of France in 1804. He participated in all of the major campaigns including the Peninsula until he was killed by a cannonball just a few days after the start of the 1813 campaign. As one of Napoleon’s closest friends, the Emperor took his death very hard and he was yet another example of the dilution through combat losses of the effectiveness of the once great Grande
    Armee.
  • NAP0530 French ADC Orderly Officer to the Emperor – The ADC “d’Ordonnance” was an orderly in the personal service of the Emperor shown here in the 1809-1814 uniform.



French Personalities

British Congreve
Rocket and Crew




British Field Artillery

French Camp Life


  • NAP0562 Sexy French Cantiniere
    – And now for something completely different for us, one of the few female figures we have done for the Napoleon’s Europe figure range, this oozing with
    that certain kind of appeal French Cantiniere! French camp followers often included both wives of officers and a variety of “women of the night” and this
    particular lady dons the Hussar Jacket of the 5th Regiment. However you decide to fit this truly lovely figure into your camp scenes is of course entirely up
    to you!



French Camp Life

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