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Black Powder: British Union Brigade Cavalry
Product code: AC6520
This set allows you to build any of the three regiments in the Union
Brigade as well as headgear options for the Peninsular campaign.
12 plastic British Union Brigade heavy cavalry.
2 metal command miniatures (officer and trumpeter).
Includes options for bearskin, oilskin-covered bearskin, Grecian helmet,
oilskin-covered Grecian helmet, bicorne, and watering cap.
During the Hundred Days campaign of 1815, it was the 2nd British heavy
cavalry brigade – made up of three elite heavy dragoon regiments – that
smashed the enormous attack columns of d’Erlon’s corps in the opening
moves at Waterloo, putting to flight, capturing or killing thousands of
French infantry. Not content with such a feat they continued on to harry
the French gun line before becoming blown, over-extended and driven back
with staggering casualties by vengeful French horse.
The Union Brigade was named thus as it was made up of three units: 1st
Royal Regiment of Dragoons (English), 2nd Regiment of Dragoons (Royal
Scots Greys), and the 6th Dragoons (the Inniskillens from Ireland). All
clad in red, they rode particularly large and aggressive horses –
Britain had the pick of the best horseflesh in this period.
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted
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