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French Grenadiers of the Guard, Head of Column

French Grenadiers of the Guard, Head of Column

Regular price $190.00 USD
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This is toy soldier set 768 French Grenadiers of the Guard, Head of Column.

Officer, Standard Bearer, two Sapeurs, two Sergeants and two Drummers

54mm French troops Napoleonic Wars.

A Grenadier from French, derived from the word grenade was originally a specialized soldier, first established as a distinct role in the mid-to-late 17th century, for the throwing of grenades and sometimes assault operations. At this time grenadiers were chosen from the strongest and largest soldiers.

By the 19th century, the throwing of grenades was no longer relevant, but grenadiers were still chosen for being the most physically powerful soldiers and would lead assaults in the field of battle.

Grenadiers would also often lead the storming of breaches in siege warfare, although this role was more usually fulfilled by all-arm units of volunteers called forlorn hopes, and might also be fulfilled by sappers or pioneers.

All hand painted Toy Soldier sets packed in Red Boxes. Cast in quality white metal, hand painted gloss enamels. Available as unpainted casting, kit with colour photo.

Materials

Cast in quality white metal, hand painted gloss enamels.

Dimensions

54mm

Care information

These are not play toys. They are collectables. Recommended for 14 yrs old and older.

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