Sharpe's Mission is the eleventh 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. Sharpe is teamed with the maverick Colonel Brand (Mark Strong), whom he once idolized, but quickly learns that the man is a murderer and a traitor.
N.B. Mission was the first of two episodes in the original series (the other being Sharpe's Justice) that was not based on any of the novels by Bernard Cornwell. Several episodes made substantial changes from Cornwell's stories, but Mission and Justice were entirely original.
The following weapons were used in the television series Sharpe's Mission:
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 long arm issued to "redcoat" British soldiers is the Brown Bess Flintlock Musket. In some scenes, French forces also use the weapon.
Bandits use the Flintlock Pistol.