Friday, 18 September 2015
Soon Dorsenne was given command of the Foot Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard which he commanded at Eylau. He later served in Spain before being recalled by the Emperor in time to fight at Ratisbon and Aspern-Essling where he received a serious head wound from a cannonball. He recovered enough to take part in the battle of Wagram and was then shipped off to Spain once more to serve as governor of Burgos. In 1812 he began to suffer severe headaches caused by his wound (hardly surprising when a cannonball has bounced off your head) and died after an operation.
This figure FN/360 GENERAL DORSENNE in uniform of Colonel General of Grenadiers on horse FNH/10 will be commanding my own 2nd Grenadiers of the Guard until such time as the 1st battalion is mustered. General Dorsenne was last seen here (click) on this blog.