The Landwehr were Militia formed from teenagers through to men in their 40s. They were plucked from their fields, shops and offices and enrolled into the Prussian military machine to enlarge the forces that could finally depose Napoleon, the tyrant of Europe. Prussia was a small State but her armies were well trained and burning to avenge their past defeats.
The Landwehr consisted of over 60 battalions and were equipped and trained as time and money allowed. A cheap but warm coat, comfortable cap and a musket was considered uniform enough to get enough troops out into the field for the restricted Prussian army of the time.
Black Powder: Napoleonic Prussian Landwehr Regiment set contains:
- 24 Plastic Prussian Landwehr Militia
- 2 Metal command (officer and drummer)
- A 4-page background guide
- 11 full-colour flags