The 10th Hussars led the final British cavalry charge at Waterloo chasing Napoleon's Old Guard as it fell back. Fearing that the French army may regroup and counter-attack, their order was to smash all before them. Storming down the slopes, they cut and slashed their way through the disordered mass of infantry and cavalry. They eventually fell on a last square of Imperial Guard, defiantly holding their formation and trying to rally the panicking forces around them. The Old Guard fired several terrible vollies, but the day had already been won, and with the support of infantry and artillery, the last stand of Napoleon's Guard was made to surrender. The 10th Hussars rode on to Paris with Wellington after the battle.
Due to their c-in-c's (the Prince of wales) friendship with Ezekiel Baker, producer of the reknown Baker Rifle, a proportion of the 10th Hussars were equipped with 'Baker Rifled Carbines'. 10th Hussars firing Baker carbines at distance gave a nastie surprise to French troops advancing across a bridge in the withdrawl from Quatre Bras, when deciding to cross the bridge the French had assumed the Hussars were firing regular inaccurate cavalry carbines after a few well aimed shots they thought they would perhaps wait until the hussars retired.
The figures have black surrounds and there is a detailed 'earth' sheet for figure bases. The pdf sheets include the mirror reflections and fold lines to enable easy construction.
Walkerloo 1:35 scale DIY miniatures. Expressive illustrations for war gaming, toy playing and nice displays...