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British Heavy Dragoons "Innskilling", 1812-1815--12 figures in 6 poses & 12 horses in 2 horse poses

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Waterloo 1815

Item Number: AP053

British Heavy Dragoons "Innskilling", 1812-1815

Date Released:  2015
Contents:  12 figures in 6 poses & 12 horses in 2 horse poses
Material:  Plastic (fairly hard)
Color:  light tan
Average Height:  24.5 mm (= 1.77 m)

The difficulties of transporting heavy cavalry horses across the Channel meant that British heavy dragoons did not see a great deal of service on the continent during the Napoleonic Wars.  Famously, of course, they were present at Waterloo and participated in the charge of the 'Union' Brigade, where their wild advance scattered the enemy but continued out of control until their ranks were devastated by French cavalry.  This was fairly typical of their discipline, and was part of the reason Wellington placed less faith in his cavalry arm than in his infantry, but when thundering forward as depicted on the box artwork they must have made a magnificent spectacle