French Imperial Staff Engineer
These first figures in the “Retreat from Russia” line are very flexible in use, but were inspired by Marshal Ney’s escape from Krasnoe. The Russians had blocked his path of retreat and the French army had given him up for lost, but the indomitable Marshal Ney made good his escape against insurmountable odds.
This is First Legion’s rendition of what Napoleon’s Grande Armee would have appeared like on the horrific retreat from Moscow during the winter of 1812/1813. They plan extensive coverage of the Retreat including the pursuing Russians as well. First Legion will not only create a variety of figures and vignettes that capture the harsh conditions of a 19th century army retreating from the vastness Russia, but will also create figures in battle most notably at the Battle of Berezina.