Saturday, 22 May 2010



"Crossing the Rio Grande" is one of our figures and unpainted its 5.95 plus ten per posting. All soldiers are sent with free painted 54mm soldier

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Toy Soldier Magazine

Tutto Soldatino as I have said in the past is the best magazine of all. Very scholarly articles based on facts from well known authours. This is a far cry from Toy Soldier magazine where much of the content is "I want it to be like this history". Toy Soldier magazine went down the pan when the old editor Mark took over who nicked one of my articles and more or less didn't pay me (the ditor before him sent me the revised article as if to say look what he did)then Stuart Hennessy more or less gave the whole thing over to the American market just like M.M before it and now its like ....boring...and unfactual. A recent article on the Blue Division plainly shows this, what gets me are the throwaway remarks that we are supposed to accept as the gospel

peanuts =Chimpanzees!

If you can find Tutto Soldatino get it. By the way I do not have shgares in it and its in Italian with a bit of English but a fantastic presentation

Sunday, 2 May 2010


murat 3.50 painted from us includes post

acw sharpsburg


WARRIOR 25mm soldiers. contact them directly. please say you saw them here

Flags and Pennants for use with American Civil war figures of all scales are available

Union - Confederate

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Foot - 70p each

25 ACW 1 Trooper, kepi, light equipment, advancing

25 ACW 2 Trooper, kepi, full pack, advancing

25 ACW 3 Trooper, kepi, blanket roll, advancing

25 ACW 4 Trooper, kepi, great coat, advancing

25 ACW 5 Trooper, kepi, frock coat, advancing

25 ACW 6 Officer, kepi

25 ACW 7 Drummer, kepi

25 ACW 8 Standard, kepi

25 ACW 9 Trooper, soft hat, light equipment, advancing

25 ACW 10 Trooper, soft hat, full pack, advancing

25 ACW 11 Trooper, soft hat, blanket roll, advancing

25 ACW 12 Trooper, soft hat, great coat, advancing

25 ACW 13 Trooper, soft hat, frock coat, advancing

25 ACW 14 Officer, soft hat

25 ACW 15 Drummer, soft hat

25 ACW 16 Standard, soft hat

25 ACW 17 Zouave, advancing

25 ACW 18 'Negro' Trooper, advancing, kepi

25 ACW 19 Trumpeter, kepi

25 ACW 20 Trumpeter, soft hat

25 ACW 21 Trooper, firing, kepi

25 ACW 22 Trooper, firing, soft hat

Cavalry - £1.40 each including horse

25 ACC 1 Cavalryman, kepi, sword raised

25 ACC 2 Cavalryman, kepi, carbine

25 ACC 3 Trumpeter, kepi

25 ACC 4 Standard, kepi

25 ACC 5 Pennant, kepi

25 ACC 6 Officer, kepi

25 ACC 7 Cavalryman, soft hat, sword raised

25 ACC 8 Cavalryman, soft hat, carbine

25 ACC 9 Trumpeter, soft hat

25 ACC 10 Standard, soft hat

25 ACC 11 Pennant, soft hat

25 ACC 12 Officer, soft hat

25 ACC 13 General

Gun Crew

25 ACG 1 Gun crew, kepi, set of 5 - £3.50

25 ACG 2 Gun crew, soft hat, set of 5 - £3.50


25 ACG 3 Smooth Bore Gun - £3.50

25 ACG 4 Rifled Gun - £3.50

25 ACG 5 Limber - £3.50


one left at 10.95

General Dorsenne was an almost legendary officer of the Imperial Guard, known for his strict discipline and excellent attention to detail. While a considerable number of officers showed remarkable sang froid under fire, Dorsenne was unique among them for being the only one who would completely turn his back on the enemy fire, inspiring and giving orders to his men without one glance as to what was going on behind him.Serving at Austerlitz, he was rewarded with a promotion to general de brigade in the regular army, and colonel of the guard. He went to distinguish himself at Eylau, and in 1808 became a Count of the Empire.

 Temporarily sent to Spain with a detachment of infantry of the Guard, he returned to Paris in early 1809 and then took command of the Grenadiers and Chasseurs à Pied of the Imperial Guard in the Danube Campaign. After serving at Ratisbon unscathed, he was not so lucky at Aspern-Essling. As his men were cut down and the dirt kicked up by the artillery rained down upon him, Dorsenne held his ground and told his men, "Your general is not hurt. You may count on him, he will know how to die at his post." Unfortunately later he was wounded, receiving a wound to the head that would plague him for the rest of his life. The week before Wagram, Dorsenne took command of the 2nd Division of the infantry of the Old Guard, and led them at Wagram.

In 1810, Dorsenne was sent to Spain to take command of the Imperial Guard in Spain. His wife accompanied him to Spain, but refused to travel at a walking pace, forcing her escort of soldiers to run alongside the carriage to keep up with her. Many soldiers of her escort were hospitalized due to the strain of running such distances. In June of 1810 he became the Governor of the province of Burgos, and the next summer he took command of the Army of the North in Spain, replacing Marshal Bessières. That summer he was made a Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor, won at Saint-Martin de Torrès, and then reunited his force with Marmont's.In May of 1812 Dorsenne quit his command and returned to Paris for a risky procedure to help relieve issues stemming from his wound from Aspern-Essling. Unfortunately, the surgery did not go well, and he died from complications.


Another fine commander and a heavy cavalry specialist, mainly cuirassiers. He came from a very old noble family, which had a tradition of serving France stretching back hundreds of years. Talented and charismatic, a giant of a man, with enormous upper body strength, and who used his physical presence to great effect. A veteran soldier when compared with many of the Emperor's senior commanders. Present on the fields of Maubeuge, Fleurus, Blankenberg, Altenkirchen, Neuwied, Ostrach, Stockach, Engen, Biberach, and Hohenlinden. He had an awesome reputation even before Napoleon came on the scene. He was at Austerlitz, where he led the charge against the Russian centre on the Pratzen Heights with his 2nd Heavy Cavalry Division comprising the 1er, 5e, 10e and 11e Cuirassier Regiments with his brigade commander, the 44 year old General Raymond-Gaspard de Bonardi Saint SulpiceThen at Jena on 14 October 1806, where d'Hautpoul retained divisional command, the 1er and 5e Cuirassiers were under Brigade commander General Jean-Christophe Collin Verdiere of which only the four squadrons of the 1er Cuirassiers were engaged, while Saint-Sulpice retained command of the 2e brigade. Four days later, on 18 October, at Schwarzbourg in Germany, Verdiere suddenly died aged 52.At Eylau on 7 February 1807, d'Hautpoul led his division in action against the Russians, his squadrons together with those of Colonel Lepic of the Grenadiers-a-Cheval having penetrated to the third line of the enemy, and causing many casualties. d'Hautpoul was struck by a canon ball, which shattered his hip. The renowned surgeon, Dominique Larrey, on viewing d'Hautpoul's terrible wounds recommended amputation of his leg as his only chance of survival, but encouraged by Pierre-Francois Percy, the stricken cavalry commander unwisely ignored this advice. He was taken wrapped in his bloodstained cloak to the nearby village of Vornen where he died the following day. He was 51 years of age. According to Meneval's Memoirs, Volume 2, d'Hautpoul in spite of his wounds, wrote to Napoleon expressing his everlasting devotion. The Emperor for his part, replied stating that he was sure d'Hautpoul would survive to lead his squadrons in further victorious actions.