Peninsular Campaign Starter Army Deal

Peninsular Campaign Starter Army Deal

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Scale: 28mm
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While we hold as much stock as possible, on occasion this product may need to be cast especially for you by our expert staff. If your order includes this item, it may take a few more days before we ship it.

Requires Assembly

This product is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not included.

This deal allows you to get the Peninsular Campaign British Starter Army along with the French Starter Army at a great price!

Bundle contains:

  • British Starter Army (Peninsular Campaign)
    • 72 Plastic and metal British Line infantry
    • 24 Plastic and metal Portuguese infantry
    • 12 Plastic British Union Brigade heavy cavalry
    • Officer on horse
    • British Royal Artillery 6-pdr cannon
    • Full-colour flag sheets
  • French Starter Army (Peninsular Campaign)
    • 96 French Line infantry
    • 12 French Chasseurs à Cheval cavalry
    • Officer on horse
    • 6-pdr cannon
    • Full-colour flag sheets

British Forces

In battle the British usually fought on the defensive, Wellington took great care to shelter his lads out of sight of the enemy on the reverse slope of a ridge with secure flanks. He would line the crest with his artillery and throw out large numbers of skirmishes onto the forward slope to contest the French, advancing to the pas de charge drum beat, or ‘Old Trousers’ as the British called it. The enemy, unsure as to the whereabouts of Wellington’s main force, more often than not blundered into British lines without being in the correct formation for the tactical situation. They would then be thrown into confusion by close-range volleys whilst trying to deploy, then a loud cheer would signal a controlled bayonet charge that would sweep away the disordered French.

French Forces

Napoleon had boasted that he could afford to lose 30,000 men a month, but he could not replace the sapping loss of experience. This manifested itself mainly in the infantry, who were now not as manoeuvrable as they once had been. Napoleon in all his campaigns had always searched for the decisive battle that would win the war with a single stroke. As his infantry became ever increasingly less skilled in battlefield drill the reliance on fast-moving assault columns, driven on by the pas de charge, became more emphasized. Attacking in column would force results quickly on the field, especially if supported by massive artillery preparation, and to this end Bonaparte would add more and more heavy guns as time went by.

Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

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