These soldiers and cannon depict the Patriotic War of 1812. They are part of the Russian Infantry (1806-1815), Astrakhansky, 2nd Grenadier Regiment with artillery. This set of white metal and hand painted Russian soldiers contains the cannon and the two soldiers who man it. One soldier carries a cannonball and the other soldier carries an instrument for pushing (?) the cannonball into position. The cannon carrier is green and measures 1-3/4" long and 1" wide. The cannon is gold color and measures 1-1/16" long. The soldiers are 1" tall. This set has never been used. It is a toy for adults or collectors, not children. The War of 1812 was between Napoleon and the French against Russia.
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