The Royal Horse Artillery Gunner at Waterloo, Painted

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204.00 (170.00 Excl VAT)

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The Royal Horse Artillery was created in 1793 to provide the cavalry with fast moving fire support. All gunners were mounted, either on horse or on the limbers. Wellington, a master at manoevre greatly favoured horse artillery, becoming a master at their deployment in attack and defence. On many occasions the Royal Horse Artillery provided battle winning supporting fire, devastaing enemy cavaly and infantry when fired upon from a flank. The statuette depicts a spongeman/gunner with his sponge for 'damping down' the barrel of the gun and cannister charge, which were lethal when fired at short range. This statuette makes a lovely retirement presentation or farewell gift to serving and ex members of the Royal Horse Artillery.
Stands 8" tall,

We will supply this figurine on a thin 'Collectors' base as standard. If you would like us to mount it on a deeper 'Presentation' style base please choose the option below.