Next unit finished. Here we have Sailors of the Imperial Guard from Perry Miniatures, in full dress uniform.
This unit was responsible for all watercraft operations involving the Emperor, and were elite soliders on top of that, trained in gunnery, sailing and engineering. As Napoleon said, they could do everything. They are particularly important for some 1814 battles, where the Guard was just about all that was left and still fighting. At its peak this unit was over 1100 strong, down to just 350 when disbanded in 1814. A small group of 150 reformed for the Hundred Days campaign.
Thanks for looking! Up next Flanquers of the Young Guard.