136 Voltigeurs Line Infantry standing, 1st Empire
In this set the men wear the 1812 uniform, and as Voltigeurs are identified by their red and yellow shako plumes.
Each of these regiments could put two battalions in the field, with each battalion composed of six companies - one of grenadiers, one of voltigeurs and four of fusiliers.
When advancing into battle the battalion often employed a column formation, but depending on the situation could also advance in square or in line. The function of the voltigeurs was to process the battalion and to form a screen of skirmishers to harass the enemy. The men in this set are depicted in the uniform as prescribed in the new dress regulations of January, 1812.