One of the finest feats of any troops during the Napoleonic wars was certainly the defence of Hougomont by the Foot Guards, Nassau & other troop detachments given the odds, and the size of the perimeter was stirling stuff!
Jun 18, 1815: Napoleon defeated at Waterloo. Scotland for ever! The Charge of the Royal Scots Greys, 2nd Dragoons, as part of the Union Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo.#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#
French cuirassier, 1812. La Grande Armee had 12 cuirassier regiments (360-400 troops each); three more were raised by 1812. The number dropped back to twelve in 1813. At lower right is Russian cuirassier helmet & cuirass