Dated: November 25th, 2003.
From Peter Styk of Slovakia.
"55th French Line Infantry Regiment, 1813-1815 uniform.
This regiment was by Leipzig part of 4th Division of 2nd army Corps.
All four fusiliers companies are soldiers from HaT set Nr. 8041 Napoleonic French Fusiliers.
Fusilier 1st company
Fusilier 2nd company
Fusilier 3rd company
Fusilier 4th company
and voltigeurs companies are soldiers from set Nr. 8042 Napoleonic French Light Infantry.
Officer - Lieutenant Porte-aigle - is former French Young Guard officer. Throughout this period each Eagle-bearer (porte-aigle) was accompanied by two senior NCO escorts. Triangular Fanions were attached to halberds, red for that to the right of the Eagle-bearer, white to the left, both with gold lettering "NAPOLEON".
Drummer is former NCO from from Horse Artillery set with head from Italeri Infantry set and drum from French Young guard set. White leather-work straps, white rod, lug and strainer are made with thin cigarette paper. Black leather cartridge pouch and brown haversack with white straps and rolled coat, and sabre - all these parts are from Italeri Infantry set.
So French lines are now ready to fight against the Prussian and British troops near Ligny and Waterloo. With Best Regards from Slovakia Peter Styk."
Many thanks to Mr. Styk.
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