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Pre-sale of 2nd French Empire Guard, Carabiniers and Lancers

It was first introduced to the battlefields by Napoleon I. Their uniforms, especially the characteristic bearskins hats, aroused fear among the opponents. They knew that the best soldiers, who had the most experience and merit in battle, entered this formation. The Great Emperor used them as his final reserve, which was to deal the decisive blow and lead the opponent to defeat. This formation was, of course, the Imperial Guard.

Napoleon III brought it back to existence by recreating this separate corps. From then on, the guard consisted of a voltigeur division, a grenadier division, as well as guards zouaves and various types of cavalry: lancers or even guards cuirassiers.

Grenadiers during the Crimean War and in 1859 still wore very distinctive bearskin hats and were still considered an elite unit. They showed their strenght in the battle of Magenta.

Dear players, today we are pleased to open the presale of some of the prettiest figures in our collection. Guard Grenadiers, Guard Voltigeurs and Guard Chasseurs a Pied! The latter set can also be used as ordinary Chasseurs, so very useful for the French army.

But why should we just stop there? To enrich this offer even more, there are also great French Carabiniers who in their golden cuirasses will beautify every battlefield, while driving the opponent into the ground, and equally famous Lancers, ready to hit every enemy with their lances 🙂

Of course, we encourage you to participate in the pre-sale, which is a guarantee that we will send everyone their sets on the day of the premiere and you will not have to wait for replenishment of supplies. The release date is the second quarter of this year (most probable June).

Figures can be purchased here: LINK

GML-FRE-193
3 French Guard Grenadiers Regiments

Napoleon III restored the Imperial Guard as an elite corps of the French army. Its most famous unit was the Guard Grenadiers, who still wore bearskins headdress that terrified their opponents.

This set includes 15 regular, 3 command, 3 drummer strips with 4 miniatures per each and 18 miniatures of infantry in shooting positions, totalling 102 miniatures. 

GML-FRE-203
3 French Guard Voltigeurs Regiments

Napoleon III restored the Imperial Guard as an elite corps of the French army. Drawn from among the best soldiers of the line infantry, the Voltigeur regiments of the Imperial Guard served with distinction in the Crimean and Italian campaigns.

This set includes 15 regular, 3 command, 3 drummer strips with 4 miniatures per each and 18 miniatures of infantry in shooting positions, totalling 102 miniatures. 

GML-FRE-012
French Chasseurs a Pied

French Chasseurs a Pied revolutionized infantry tactics in the mid-nineteenth century. Using a combination of fast movement in a skirmish formation and deadly accurate rifle fire, they terrified their enemies and became a model for the training of many other infantry formations in the world.

This set includes 48 miniatures of infantry in shooting positions. It allows to deploy additional chasseurs  battalions – both for the regular army and the Guards. 

GML-FRE-183
3 French Carabiniers regiments

In the 17th century, carabiniers were light cavalry soldiers armed with firearms. In the 19th century in France, thanks to Napoleon I, they became an elite formation of heavy cavalry, equipped with beautiful, gold-shining cuirasses.

This set includes 27 miniatures of French carabiniers, including 18 troopers, 3 flag sergeants, 3 trumpeters and 3 officers.

GML-FRE-143
3 French Lancers Regiments

In the mid-nineteenth century, lancers or uhlans were part of most European armies. French lancers trace their history back to the Emperor Napoleon I, who created this type of formations, following the example of the famous Polish Chevaulegers-Lanciers of the Guard.

This set includes 27 miniatures of French lancers, including 18 troopers, 3 flag sergeants, 3 trumpeters and 3 officers.

Warning: All models are in 6 mm scale and are unpainted. Glue, paints, bases and flags not included. All miniatures are 3D printed in resin and can break if not handled properly. Contains small parts and is not suitable for children under 14 years old.