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British Household Brigade Napoleonic Cavalry


British Household Brigade Napoleonic Cavalry

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British Household Brigade Napoleonic Cavalry makes a unit of 12 cavalrymen of the Horse Guards or either of the Lifeguards regiments and contains:

  • 12 plastic British Household Brigade heavy cavalry
  • 1 metal officer miniature
  • Metal bugler arm
  • Background leaflet
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