The French Army Napoleonic War - 54mm Model Soldiers
Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte Mounted on Marengo, with French Marshall, Trooper Chassuer de la Garde, Officer 2nd Dutch Red Lancers of the Guard, Trooper 2nd Dutch Red Lancers of the Guard.
Napoleon Bonaparte's relied upon his marshals to lead his armies. All had talents, were courageous and many were heroes. Some rivalled Bonaparte himself.
The Marshal of France is a military distinction in contemporary France, not a military rank. It is granted to generals for exceptional achievements. It was one of the Great Officers of the Crown of France during the Ancien Régime and Bourbon Restoration and one of the Great Dignitaries of the Empire during the First French Empire, when the title was not "Marshal of France" but "Marshal of the Empire".