Thursday, 14 June 2012

5th tirailleurs Young Guard

These are two 24 man battaliions, figures by AB and flags by 'flags for the lads'. This is the 5th regiment, I was going to do the 1st or 3rd since they were present during the 100 days but I liked the 5th flag design so much I went for them instead!

The figures are in uniforms from 1808-1813 so they wouldn't quite fit the 100 days anyway. Out of all the guard units I think the Young Guard say more action than most. In fact during 1813/14 Napoleon failed to get enough recruits for the line infantry, however by expanding the Young Guard he made military service more attractive.