95th rifles

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A Battle of Waterloo period Model 1805 Baker Rifle being fired in slow motion
Slow motion film of a reproduction Model 1805 Baker Rifle of the Battle of Waterloo period being fired at the Royal Armouries Museum. The effects of the proj...

This is such a well-produced video demonstrating the extraordinary effects that come from firing a flintlock firearm. Good work Royal Armouries and boy I do like firing these weapons.

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I’ll make a man out of you from Mulan to Richard Sharpe and the 95th rifles

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Australian re-enactors test the accuracy of the Baker Rifle.

Cool painting I came across of the 95th Rifles. One of the most distinguished Regiments in the British Army it fought in the Napoleonic Wars from Copenhagen to Waterloo and earned many battle honors. They wore green coats in an army of red and this lead to their nickname of “Green jackets”. The famous Baker rifle and the sword bayonet were there weapon and they were the elite soldiers of their day and were some of the best British soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars.

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Yes, it’s pure ‘80s cheese. But I love it. And this gave me my first introduction to the Napoleonic Wars, so I owe it a debt of gratitude, of sorts.

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I piss myself everytime I see this… What a fun time :) Never be tired, dehydrated and drunk and watch Shaun of the Dead!