Kit# 9929 - Marine Imperial Guard
Valiant Miniature Kit# 9929 - Marine of the Imperial Guard, 1812. A battalion of Marines de La Garde was formed on September 17th, 1803, by order of the First Council, Napoleon Bonaparte. The unit consisted of 737 officers and men, including five trumpeters. This unit, as part of the "Guard", came under the direct eye of Napoleon as he had a hand in its outfitting and training. The Marines fought in every major campaign and theater of the Napoleonic wars. A detachment was always with the Imperial Guard to man the boats during river crossings for the Emperor and his staff. They performed outstanding service in the camp at Boulogne in 1804, the siege of Danzig in 1807, on the island of Lobou in 1809, in Spain and Russia, and during the 1813-14 campaign in Germany.
This item is an unpainted and unassembled metal hobby kits.
Standing figurines are approx. 2-1/2" - 3" tall.
Kit is recommended for ages 8+