Tag Archives: Napoleonic

Cold Steel

Issue Number: 5193

A coward and a bully, Colonel Jules Lussier seemed determined to break his own men in his quest for self gain. Privates Clement, Albert, and Denis of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grande Armee would not only need to fight the enemy to make it through the war, but also endure relentless attacks and betrayal from their own […]

The Forlorn Hope

Issue Number: 5139

The men of the 45th Regiment of Foot gripped their Brown Bess muskets with sweaty hands, ready to storm the breaches at Badajoz. The 45th were the soldiers chosen to be the first part of the attack. Their fight would be the hardest with the most casualties. For this, they called them… The Forlorn Hope […]

Reclaim The Phantom

Issue Number: 5075

Fighting in the Napoleonic Wars, it was not uncommon for ships to be at sea for months at a time, and during those long, isolated days it was easy for friendships or vendettas to form. Under the Caribbean sun, Captain John Valentine sailed to warn a British Flotilla about a heavily armed French convoy they […]

PETERLOO!

Issue Number: 4843
Peterloo!

Thomas Hatfield decided that a farmer’s life wasn’t him and decided to join his local regiment, the Lancashire Light Foot. Soon he was plunged into the tumultuous events of the Napoleonic Wars. He was sickened by the villainy of a crooked sergeant and his cronies, in addition to the threat from the opposing French army […]

VOYAGE OF THE EAGLES

Issue Number: 4835
Voyage Of The Eagles

Luke Carrick was unexpectedly “press-ganged” into Royal Navy service at the height of the Napoleonic Wars in the early 19th Century. Serving on board the HMS Hera, a frigate, Luke’s resentment at his treatment and loathing of authority steadily grew as the ship embarked on a series of increasingly dangerous voyages. Luke’s older brother, Silas, […]

WATERLOO!

Issue Number: 4823
Waterloo!

The wars started with a peasant’s revolt in Paris and ended beside an obscure farmhouse in Belgium. Over nearly three decades, France, her armies and her new emperor turned Europe into a cauldron of conflict. Henri Durant and Jean Tavere were just two of the thousands of men whose lives were turned upside down in […]

THE EAGLES RIDE

Issue Number: 4807
The Eagles Ride

In the late 1700s, Ensign Francis Allingham, of the Wessex Dragoons, and his friend, junior naval Lieutenant John Harker, joined forces to help rescue French aristocrats from the “Reign of Terror” – a dark period in history when the rulers of the new republic executed any who stood against them. Despite the risks, Francis’ special […]