Sharpe's Company is the third episode of the Carlton UK series Sharpe, starring Sean Bean as Captain Richard Sharpe, the officer of a small Rifles detachment during the Napoleonic Wars. It was filmed on location in the Ukraine and the Crimea. The episode follows Sharpe, his company, and the Duke of Wellington's army during its siege and assault on the French fortress of Badajoz on the Spanish-Portugese border.
The following weapons were used in the television series Sharpe's Company:
The most prominently used weapon is the Baker Flintlock Rifle, issued to special units of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. Richard Sharpe (Sean Bean) and his "Chosen Men" – Sgt. Patrick Harper (Daragh O'Malley), Riflemen Cooper (Michael Mears), Harris (Jason Salkey), Hagman (John Tams) and Perkins (Lyndon Davies) all carry Bakers.
Brown Bess Flintlock Musket
The standard weapon issued to "redcoat" British soldiers is the Brown Bess Flintlock Musket.
Sharpe's Company is the first episode to feature Harper's (Daragh O'Malley) fearsome seven-barrelled Nock Gun, since he is presented as one of the few men large and strong enough to (barely) handle the weapon's massive recoil. Sgt. Hakeswill (Pete Postlethwaite) confiscates the weapon after framing Harper for theft, and uses it to try to kill Sharpe during the confusion of a night attack.
The Flintlock Pistol is seen usually carried by British officers. Sgt. Hakeswill (Pete Postlethwaite) takes one during the battle and threatens Teresa and her uncle with it. Teresa's uncle, Don Moreno (Peter Birrel) also aims his Flintlock Pistol at Hakeswill.
Cannons are used throughout the series.