NAP0407 - Prince Josef Poniatowski, Marshal of France
Special Note: Just 230 have been produced
First Legion is pleased to present this striking figure of Prince Josef Poniatowski! Poniatowski was a Pole who lead the armies of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw in French service. Serving alongside the French during the invasion of Russia, he had command of the French right wing during the operational elements of the campaign as well as the French right flank during the Battle of Borodino where he lead the attacks against the Utitza mound and the village of Utitza itself. During the retreat, he saved Murat at Vinkova from utter destruction and he was severly wounded at Viazma. After recovering from his wounds, he went on participate in the 1813 campaign in Saxony where he again served with distinction. He was loyal to Napoleon until the end when he was entrusted with the rear guard at the Battle of Leipzig and rather than surrender, he died trying to swim the Elster river while wounded. He had been made a Field Marshal of France only 3 day before his death as a reward for his unfalteringly loyal service to the Empire. Simply superb sculpting and a level of painting that is normally reserved for much more expensive figures, NAP0407 Prince Josef Poniatowski will make a fantastic addition to any serious Napoleonic toy soldier collection.
60mm Hand Painted figure for collectors from the Napoleon's Europe product range.