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Zvezda 8042 Front Box Art
Zvezda 8042 Front Box Art

Zvezda 1:72 French Voltigeurs Elite Infantry 1805-1813

Your Price: $17.99
In Stock.
Part Number:ZVE8042
  • Manufacturer:Zvezda
  • Scale:1:72
  • Skill Level::2
  • Weight:3.9 Ounces
  • Made In:Russia
  • Recommended for ages:14 years or older
Pieces: NA
Scale: 1:72
Plastic model kit.
Requires assembly & painting
Glue & paint not included

- 1:72 Scale
- 40 unpainted figures 

Voltigeurs were introduced as the companies meant for skirmishing in battle. It is companies that became the "light infantry", which had always been in the vanguard and in the line of skirmishers. The introduction of voltigeurs can also be explained by the fact that Napoleon wanted to encourage brave soldiers who couldn’t be enrolled in the grenadier or carabineer companies owing to their low stature. If the notion "grenadier" had always been associated with a tall soldier, courageous in a bayonet fighting, a "voltigeur" was a synonym for a small, but fearless soldier in the front under fierce fire of the enemy.