In 1802 the Grenadier Battalion Zöbel was renamed the Leib-Grenadier-Bataillon, with Duke Frederick as its inhaber. He renamed the unit the Garde zu Fuβ Bataillon in January 1803. In 1807, the organization of the battalion was changed to mirror that of the line units, and in 1809 a 5th, light infantry company was added to the Footguards, initially called the Garde-Jäger-Kompanie, and then later (1810), the Garde-Fusilier-Kompanie. Early in 1814, following the change from membership in the Rhine Confederation to an alliance with the Allies, three further fusilier companies were raised. The four light infantry companies were thus formed into a second battalion, and the resultant, two battalion unit (one each of Grenadiers and Fusiliers) was renamed as the Garderegiment zu Fuß.
I just love the variety of poses Lucas has sculpted for these figures.
Note the figure smoking his pipe!
The flag was once again laser printed from the free download files available from the Piano Wargames website.
Black facings piped in white are worn on the collars, cuffs , and lapels, ornamented by white buttonhole lace (litzen). The turnbacks were initially also black piped white, and then later (1808) just white.
The uniform of the Fusiliers was identical, except that a black double billed shako with the sides decorated with white chevrons and bearing a tall white plume was worn in place of the bearskin. The only other difference for the Fusiliers was the wearing of dark green epaulettes in place of the white one worn by the Garde-Grenadiers.