Of the two Green Jacket regiments in the British Army (60th and 95th) only the 95th was at Waterloo, but elements of all three battalions of what would the next year be renamed The Rifle Brigade were present. Six companies of the 1st/95th, six companies of the 2nd/95th and two companies of the 3rd/95th took part in the battle. There were of course other Rifle units in the Allied Army, all Hanoverian, but today's post focuses on 2/95th.
Riflemen of the 60th and 95th:
Because the traditional role of rifles units was as skirmishers, most attention focuses on the 1st Battalion, which fought around the sandpit. Surprisingly, the second battalion fought for much of the battle in square, which is how they are shown in this post.
2/95th under Amos Norcott and 3/95th under John Ross formed part of Adam's 3rd Brigade in Clinton's 2nd Division (Clinton was also Colonel of the 60th).
Amos Godsell Northcutt some years later:
The casualties sustained by the companies of the 95th Rifles at Waterloo were substantial:
1st/95th: 21 killed, 138 wounded from a total of 549 (29%)
2nd/95th: 34 killed, 193 wounded, 20 missing from a total of 585 (42%)
3rd/95th: 4 killed, 40 wounded and 7 missing from a total of 188 (27%)
The figures are a mixture of the Revell set, Hinton Hunt, New Line and RSM, along with a great many conversions.
Three General Staff shelter in the square, their red coats stand out nicely against the green
I like this wounded Great War conversion.
Colonel Northcott gives the orders:
More of the buglers
Converted Esci RHA officer with telescope:
The whole square:
It's nice to have completed one that isn't red!