Sharpe's Waterloo: Richard Sharpe and the Waterloo Campaign Setting & Symbolism

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British Military Units

Cavalry

Sovereign' Guard

Union Brigade of the Royals

The King's Own Household Troops

The Life Guards

King's Dragoon Guards and Blues

Scots Greys

Inniskilling Horse Infantry

Prince of Wale's Own Volunteers

Kings German legion

Grenadier Guards

Coldstream Guards

French Military Units

Cavalry

Cuirassiers

Dragoons

Hussars

Lancers Infantry

Voltiguers

The Imperial Guard

Weapons

Musket (+bayonet)

Baker Rifle

Nine-pounder cannon

Eight-pounder cannon

Howitzer

Rocket artillery

Lances

British Cavalry sword (35 ins)

Cuirassier Klingenthal sword

Curassier breastplate

Sabre

Field Formations

Infantry line of battle

Infantry Square

Infantry Column

Skirmishing lines

Cavalry line of charge

British Regimental Colours and French Eagles

All army units in the battle employ large banners or standards as rallying points and visual symbols representing each regiment or corps. These are often the subjects of fierce fighting as men from opposite sides try to seize them or defend them. They are a continuous tradition from the...

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