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British soldiers defending the Hougomont gate during the Battle of Waterloo, June 1815.

British soldiers defending the Hougomont gate during the Battle of Waterloo, June 1815.

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!

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!

His Majesty's Ship Belleisle after the Battle of Trafalgar 21st October 1805; picture by Lionel Wyllie http://www.britishbattles.com/waterloo/battle-trafalgar.htm

His Majesty's Ship Belleisle after the Battle of Trafalgar 21st October 1805; picture by Lionel Wyllie http://www.britishbattles.com/waterloo/battle-trafalgar.htm

An illustration showing the lace and belt plates from several British Napoloenic regiments.

An illustration showing the lace and belt plates from several British Napoloenic regiments.

British square at Waterloo by giuseppe.rava, This is at Waterloo, but it is exemplary of the British Square as used in the Peninsular War.

British square at Waterloo by giuseppe.rava, This is at Waterloo, but it is exemplary of the British Square as used in the Peninsular War.

Article and more maps here: mapswar2.x10host.com/Battle_of_Heilsberg_1807.htm

Article and more maps here: mapswar2.x10host.com/Battle_of_Heilsberg_1807.htm

NAP- France: French Grenadier of Napoleon's Irish Legion 1803 - 1815, by A. Croft.

NAP- France: French Grenadier of Napoleon's Irish Legion 1803 - 1815, by A. Croft.

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#

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#

CT5044 95th Rifles Officers Tunic  made from Rifle Green wool with black velvet collar and cuffs. All the lace is black russia wool lace as per original.

CT5044 95th Rifles Officers Tunic made from Rifle Green wool with black velvet collar and cuffs. All the lace is black russia wool lace as per original.

Murdoch McLeod fought in the Battle of Corunna in 1809 - in the Napoleonic Wars. He was with the 42nd Foot, also known as the Black Watch.

Murdoch McLeod fought in the Battle of Corunna in 1809 - in the Napoleonic Wars. He was with the 42nd Foot, also known as the Black Watch.

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

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

NAP- Britain: British; 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Light Dragoon Hussars, c.1814. By B.Fosten(?):

NAP- Britain: British; 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Light Dragoon Hussars, c.1814. By B.Fosten(?):