The 18 June 2015 hails the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon Bonaparte's last battle of took place near the village of Waterloo (located in present-day Belgium). The defeat of the French Troops led by Napoleon by the Allied Troops and their Prussian allies led to the end of the First French Empire. Napoleon himself was taken prisoner of war by the British and sent into exile on the Atlantic island of St. Helena where he eventually died. Even today, the term Waterloo is used to describe a crushing defeat or setback.
Established at the time of the English Restoration in the 17th century the Life Guards ranked as the best unit in the British Cavalry. Blue was the traditional colour of the Prussian Infantry uniform. A Regiment of Prussian infantry consisted of two Musketeer and one Fusilier Battalions to which two Grenadier Companies were added. The Grenadiers of the Old Guard represented the elite of the Napoleonic infantry. Formed from selected soldiers who were better equipped and paid than regular infantry, they were always loyal to the Emperor.
number of figures: 107
number of parts: 126
- Scale 1:72
- not built/painted