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All prints are are on high quality, A4 size print paper.  Each print is hand signed by the artist - Adrian George.  Price per print is $35.

Austrian Grenadier

An Austrian Grenadier private of the 4. Regiment (Hoch-und Deutschmeister) 1813. Regimental grenadier companies were often grouped into elite battalions during wartime. This famous formation’s name was given as an honorary title, to the largely Austrian 44th Infantry Division of the German Wehrmacht during World War Two.

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Austro-Hungarian Musketeer

An Austro-Hungarian infantryman of the 33. Regiment (Colloredo) around 1805.  He is depicted wearing blue pantaloons as worn by all Hungarian regiments and the 1798 pattern, crested leather helmet. This was gradually replaced in the Hungarian formations by the shako from 1806, ‘German’ regiments continued to wear the leather helmet as late as 1809.

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Bavarian Line

A Bavarian Grenadier of the 5. Line Regiment (von Preysing) 1809. He is wearing the distinctive ‘Raupenhelm’ a tall leather crested helmet that replaced the earlier ‘Rumford Kasket’ in 1799. The 5. Regiment was a veteran of many campaigns, including Russia in 1812.

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British 9th Foot Lt. Co.

A Light Company Sergeant of the British 9th Foot (East Norfolk) around 1810. The 9th regiment was a distinguished veteran of the Peninsula War. Following this, the regiment was sent to Canada, and as such missed the Waterloo Campaign.

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British 9th Foot Line Co.

A British private of a Battalion Company, 9th Foot (East Norfolk) 1810. This hardened veteran has a somewhat shaggy appearance, which is a reflection of the tough campaigning in the Spanish Peninsula. Make do and mend being the order of the day.

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British Officer 9th Foot Grenadier Co.

British Officer of the Grenadier Company, 9th Foot (East Norfolk) 1810. He is distinguished by a white Grenadier plume and is carrying an 1803 pattern flank company sabre, officers of centre company’s carried a straight bladed sword. The bicorn hat was discontinued after 1812 in favour of the shako.

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British Guard

A Light company Corporal of the famous British 1st Foot Guards, 1815. The 1st Foot Guards were awarded the title ‘Grenadier’ after their defeat of Napoleons Guard Grenadiers at Waterloo. In reality the 52nd Light Infantry deserved the credit, and the French unit involved was not the Guard Grenadiers!

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Dutch Militia

A Dutch N.C.O of the 5th Netherlands Militia battalion, 1815.  Depicted at the time of it’s epic defence of Gemioncourt farm, during the Battle of Quatre Bras, he is wearing standard militia uniform with outdated ‘Stovepipe’ shako and is carrying a French 1777 pattern musket.

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French 5th Hussar

A French NCO of the 5e Hussars regiment circa 1807.  This determined looking veteran wears his white pelisse draped from the shoulder, in true Hussar fashion. On campaign this expensive item would normally be packed away, or worn fully, as protection from the cold. In 1807 the 5th regiment was part of General Lassalle’s Light Cavalry division at the battle of Eylau.

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French Elite Dragoon

A trooper from the elite squadron of the 14e line Dragoons, 1807. Each French Dragoon regiment had an elite squadron, distinguished by their tall bearskins and red epaulettes. This dragoon is returning with a captured Russian standard after taking part in Marshall Murat’s massed cavalry charge, at the battle of Eylua.

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French Guard Artillery - General Officer

A French General of the Imperial Guard horse artillery, 1812. Dressed in a superb quality Hussar-style uniform, this full dress attire would not have normally been worn in action, as it would undoubtedly encourage a snipers bullet! In 1812 the horse guard artillery regiment, had a strength of  four battery’s or companies with 6 guns a piece.

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French Guard Horse Grenadier

A trooper of Napoleon’s famed  Grenadiers a Cheval de la Garde, around 1809. Originating in 1796 as a horse guard company for the legislative assembly, they increased in size becoming a regiment in 1801. Along with the Guard Chasseurs, the horse Grenadiers were the premier ‘Old Guard’ regiments of the Imperial Guard.

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French Horse Chasseur

A French trooper of the 1er Chasseurs a Cheval, 1809. Chasseur regiments formed the backbone of the French light cavalry, being much cheaper to maintain than the more elaborate Hussars, this however was not always the case. They numbered 31 regiments at their height.

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French Leger

A French ‘Voltiguer’ of the 1er Leger, or light regiment, Waterloo 1815. French light regiments differed little from the standard Line regiments, save for uniform. All regiments were equally efficient skirmishers, and all were armed with the basic 1777 model musket. 1er Leger took part in the fighting around Hougoumont.

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French Fusilier 37th Line

French Fusilier of the 37e  de Ligne Regiment around 1813, he is wearing the new 1812 regulation uniform. It’s simplified cut and shorter tails is a reflection of the ever pressing need for economy, towards the latter stages of the Napoleonic Wars. The 37th was a veteran of the German campaigns and the invasion of Russia, where it suffered accordingly.

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KGL Light Infantry

The 2nd Light battalion of the ‘King’s German Legion’ was famed for it’s part in the defence of ‘La Haie Sainte’ under Major Baring, during the Battle of Waterloo. The 2nd, along with the 1st light battalion wore basically the same uniform as the British 95th Rifles.

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KGL Line Infantry

A Hanoverian private from the 8th Line battalion of the famous ‘King’s German Legion’ during the Waterloo Campaign, of 1815. He is wearing standard British battle dress including the 1812 ‘Belgic Shako’ The 8th was almost wiped out at Waterloo, when the Prince of Orange ordered them to advance in line, while faced by French heavy cavalry.

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Old Guard Grenadier

A private of Napoleons elite 1st battalion of the 1st Grenadiers of the Guard, 1815. Looking rather drab in there greatcoats, the Grenadiers were ordered to preserve their full dress uniforms for the expected victorious march on Brussels after Waterloo. The 1st battalion remained in reserve until the very end, slowly leaving the field in square.

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Polish Hussar

A trooper from the 13th Polish Hussars, before the Battle of Borodino, 1812. The Grand Duchy of Warsaw had two Hussar regiments, the other being the 10th. At Borodino the 13th Hussars were part of Poniatovski’s V Polish Corps of the Grand Army, while the 10th was attached to the 2e Light Cavalry division of the II Cavalry Corps

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Polish Light

A Polish private from the light company of the 12th Polish Line regiment, circa 1812. Polish troops proved very reliable and there inbred hatred of Russia made them ideal allies for France in the east. During Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, an entire corps of some 35,000 Poles took part, the 12th regiment being amongst them.

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Polish Vistula Legion

A Polish Fusilier of the famed Vistula Legion, 1812. Created in 1808 from Polish elements then serving with the Westphalian army, three infantry regiments were formed, with a 4th added later. During the Russian campaign the Legion was attached to the French Imperial Guard.

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Prussian Musketeer

A Prussian  Musketeer private of the 7th (2nd Westprussian) regiment, during the Waterloo Campaign of 1815. Armed with a captured French Guard pattern musket, he wears his greatcoat as a roll, his shako is covered with a waterproof oilskin. The 7th regiment was part of von Zieten’s I Corps.

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Russian Guard Jaeger

A private of the Finnish Jaeger regiment of the Russian Guard, 1812. He is depicted wearing summer dress; in winter the white breeches would be replaced by dark green piped red with leather false boots. The Finnish Jaegers were part of the Guards Division during the battle of Borodino.

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Russian Musketeer

A Russian Musketeer from the Smolensk regiment at the time of the Battle of Borodino, in 1812. Wearing the distinctive Kiwer shako, he wears his greatcoat in typical Russian fashion, as a roll, this could give some protection against sabre cuts. The Smolensk regiment was part of the 12th Division, attached to the Russian 7th Corps.

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Saxon Grenadier

A Saxon line Grenadier of the ‘Prinz Maximilion’ regiment in 1813. During the campaigning of that year, Saxony raised 11,000 troops for Napoleon’s new Grand Army. Unfairly described as rather poor troops, the Saxons nevertheless proved loyal despite continual losses, until their defection to the Allies during the Battle of Leipzig.

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Spanish Infantry

A Fusilier of the Spanish ‘Navarra’ regiment, circa 1801. At this time Spain was allied to France in it’s war against Great Britain. The Navarra regiment, along with many other Spanish formations, took part in the successful Franco-Spanish invasion of Britain’s old ally, Portugal in May 1801.

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Turkish Infantry

A Turkish private of the ‘Nizam-I-Jedid’ around 1800. Though undoubtedly brave, the Turkish army seldom proved a match for the well disciplined French troops in the Egyptian Campaign.  The Nizam-I-Jed regiment formed the palace guard when stationed in Istanbul.

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Waldeck Fusilier

The small principality of Waldeck, contributed some 400 men to the French allied 6th Rheinbund regiment in 1812. This member of the Grenadier company, wears French style uniform with typical Grenadier distinctions, red shako plume, chords and epaulettes.

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