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120mm
Sergeant Masterson

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Sergeant Masterson
Sergeant Masterman of the 87th Regiment at Barossa, Southern Spain on the March 5th 1811 when first French Imperial Eagle was captured, during the Napoleonic crisis.
The French 8t6h Regiment was surprised in line formation by a counter-attack of the 2nd battalion of the British 87th, starting a desperate bayonet fight. Lieutenant Edward Keogh of the 87th struck down the French eagle-bearer Gillemin, and helped by Sergeant Patrick Masterson he seized the eagle, but it was recovered, beginning a bloody battle in the course of which seven officers, French sergeant majors and privates were killed successively in defence of their standard and the eighth, Lieutenant Gazan, riddled with blows and wounds, finally left the eagle in Masterson's hands, the only unhurt combatant of the English group which had initially attacked. Raising his trophy, he shouted to his companions: "Bejabers, boys, I have the cuckoo!*
*Info from www.napoleon-series.org

The Model
Stormtroopers 120mm Sergeant Masterson, 87th regiment, Barrosa 1811.
Painted with Vallejo acrylics.

Model dedicated to my Dad who saw it started but not finished as he passed away whilst the figure was in the process of being painted. RIP Dad.
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About the Author

About Andy Brazier (betheyn)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM

I started modelling in the 70's with my Dad building Airfix aircraft kits. The memory of my Dad and I building and painting a Avro Lancaster on the kitchen table will always be with me. I then found a friend who enjoyed building models, and between us I think we built the entire range of 1/72 Airfi...