105 Dutch Lancers
Set 105 includes three mounted cavalry figures.
The 2nd Regiment of Light Horse Lancers of the Guard (Dutch Lancers) were raised in 1810 from the hussars of the Dutch Royal Guard. From their inception until disbanding in 1815, their commander was Eduard Colbert, General of Division. The regiments first actions were with the French Army in the Russian campaign of 1812, which left their strength greatly depleted following the disastrous retreat from Moscow. Both the Dutch and Polish Lancers greatly distinguished themselves in the campaigns of 1813 and 1814, especially at Reichenbach. At the Battle of Waterloo, 1815, they took part in the massed cavalry charges, hurled against the Duke of Wellington’s infantry.