Rifleman - 95th Rifles

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Use Bold Frontiers forest scenery and toy soldiers (from Armies in Plastic) in your games; see our ranges at www.boldfrontiers.com.au. The Glengarry Light Infantry of Upper Canada, were a primarily Scottish unit who wore a similar uniform to the 95th Rifles [British Army]. They used muskets instead of rifles. This unit distinguished itself for harassing American units in and around the Niagara Peninsula during the 1812 War.

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Uniforms of British Army.RIFLEMAN: Elite Soldiers of the Wars against Napoleon

Uniforms of British Army.RIFLEMAN: Elite Soldiers of the Wars against Napoleon Richard Sharpe! well at least they were the inspiration for Sharpe.

Circa 1812 The 3rd Battalion were a "Rifles" unit which, from the time of the Napoleonic Wars at least, were issued with black kit to go with their rifle green (or even black/near black) uniforms, rather than the white/off-white coloration of the equipments of the red-coated Regular Infantry..... it was one of the distinctions of being "elite" units.

Circa 1812 The Battalion were a "Rifles" unit which, from the time of the…

The Light Division repulse the 66th Grenadiers, Coa Bridge, 24th July 1810 during the Peninsular War.

The Light Division repulse the Grenadiers, Coa Bridge, July 1810 during the Peninsular War.

French night attack on the 1st/95th Rifles Barba del Puerco, 19th March 1810.

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The 95th Rifle Brigade at the Battle of Fuentes De Onoro, 5th May 1811 by Chris Collingwood.

The Rifle Brigade at the Battle of Fuentes De Onoro, May 1811 by Chris Collingwood.

The Light Division crossing the Alma River to storm the Alma Heights: the Rifle Brigade skirmishing to the fore

The Light Division crossing the Alma River to storm the Alma Heights. Also there my great great grandfather John Brodie Bombardier Royal Regiment of Artillery.

Sergeant Patrick Carroll, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. He wears both the Crimea and the 1853 Kaffir medal. On returning from the Crimea, the 1st Battalion were reviewed by Queen Victoria who addressed them personally on the 8th July 1856. The regiment were awarded eight Victoria Crosses during the Crimean War, more than any other regiment.

bantarleton: “ Sergeant Patrick Carroll (service Nº Battalion, Rifle Brigade. He wears both the Crimea and the 1853 Kaffir medal. On returning from the Crimea, the Battalion were.

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