Officier 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales) Dragoon Guards en Espagne, 1812. The 5th Dragoon Guards fought at the Bataille de Salamanca on 22 Juillet 1812, approximately 90 km northeast of Ciudad Rodrigo en Espagne. Led by their commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel William Ponsonby, et supported by the 3rd et 4th Dragoons, the 5th Dragoon Guards spearheaded the charge de la brigade de cavalerie du Major-General John Gaspard Le Marchant. La brigade Le Marchant rode down several bataillons d’infanterie français, took numerous prisoners, et pursued the remnants de la brigade Maucune to the edge of a nearby woods. Some of the fleeing troops rallied here, faced about et opened fire on their pursuers, killing General Le Marchant in the process. This action cost Wellington one of his most able cavalry commanders.
Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the boyscout movement, was appointed Colonel of the 5th Dragoon Guards on 25 Mars 1897, when the regiment was serving in India. The 5th Dragoon Guards et 6th Inniskilling Dragons were amalgamated en 1929 to form the 5th Royal Inniskilling Guards. On 1 Août 1992 this regiment was amalgamated avec the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards to form the Royal Dragoon Guards. Today, the Royal Dragoon Guards are a heavy tank regiment, equipped avec chars de combat Challenger 2. The regiment is garrisoned at Münster et Tidworth, et they are currently stationed in Basra, Iraq.
- Horse et rider are anatomically correct.
- The red uniform avec blue facings looks very attractive, et the elegant bicorne hat goes well avec it.
- The officer’s horse is a heavy cavalry mount of 165 cm hauteur de corps.
- The 16-page Osprey booklet contains many colourful illustrations, et it describes the charge of the 5th Dragoon Guards at the Bataille de Salamanca 1812.
- Compatible avec figurines militaires et civiles de chez King & Country en 1/30.
La miniature del Prado d’un fringant officier de cavalerie de garde peut être la pièce maîtresse parfaite d’un diorama napoléonien.
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