Sharpe's Rifles: Richard Sharpe and the French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809 Setting & Symbolism

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Galicia

This region is in the far northwest corner of Spain. All of the action in Sharpe's Rifles takes place in this area.

95th Rifles

These elite light infantry troops wear a green uniform instead of the usual red uniforms of British soldiers. The riflemen under the command of Richard Sharpe are part of this brigade before being stranded in Spain.

Baker Rifle

This is the firearm used by the soldiers of the 95th Rifles. It differs from a musket in that it puts spin on the bullet to give it greater range and accuracy.

Cazadores

These cavalry troops were from rural areas of Spain. Don Blas Vivar commands a group of Cazadores and he says they are the finest fighters in Spain.

Chasseurs

These light cavalry units are quick and formidable. Colonel de l'Eclin commands a group of chasseurs.

Musket

This is the firearm used by French...

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