Chartrand's Young Guard

As life has settled down, I have been able to tackle more 6mm Imperial Guard, these next brigade being Chartrand's 1st Brigade of the Young Guard. This was formed of the 1er and 2e Bataillons, 1er Régiment de Tirailleurs and 1er and 2e Bataillons, 1er Régiment de Voltigeurs.

This unit spent the Battle of Waterloo sitting on their packs waiting to be committed to the fight. However, this didn't happen until late in the day when the Young Guard were dispatched to aid in the fight against arriving Prussian forces in Plancenoit.

During this engagement the fighting was so fierce that the YG division suffered around 80% casualties. The end of the Empire was inevitable.

I have based these units in column and they are the Elite French Infantry from Baccus.

There is another unit of Young Guard to complete and then I have the Guard Cavalry to complete to finish the full Corps. 

But that is for the future, so thanks for reading!


  1. Your 6mm Napoleonic collection must be looking wonderful now.

    1. Thanks Norm, it's currently all stored away, but when I have a sizeable chunk complete I'll take some pictures of the collection!

  2. Splendid additions, always a pleasure to look at such impressive job!

  3. All I can do is echo whats already being said! Cracking job Alex😀


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