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Black Powder: Prussian Landwehr
Product code: AB3501
The Landwehr were Militia formed from teenagers through to men in their
40s. They were plucked from their fields, shops and offices and enrolled
into the Prussian military machine to enlarge the forces that could
finally depose Napoleon, the tyrant of Europe. Prussia was a small State
but her armies were well trained and burning to avenge their past
defeats. The Landwehr consisted of over 60 battalions and were equipped
and trained as time and money allowed. A cheap but warm coat,
comfortable cap and a musket was considered uniform enough to get enough
troops out into the field for the restricted Prussian army of the time.
The Landwehr fought bravely in the latter wars of the period, fighting
hard in the 1813 campaigns and ultimately at the crescendo that was
Ligny and Waterloo. Ill-equipped and half-trained they may have been,
but after a few months had sorted out the wheat from the chaff they went
on to fight with determination alongside their brothers in the Prussian
Line regiments, their very innocence at war sometimes spurring them on
to great things with patriotism being what it is!
This boxed set contains 27 plastic Landwehr and 3 metal command. It also
contains metal standard pole and finials. Models supplied unpainted.
Eclectic Games, Reading - Thu Oct 01 14:40:27 BST 2020 [web4]