Sharpe's Battle is the seventh 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 earns the enmity of Brigadier General Guy Loup (Oliver Cotton), the commander of a vicious anti-guerilla unit of the French army in occupied Spain. At the same time, he is tasked as the training master for the Real Compania Irlandesa, a ceremonial unit of expatriate Irish troops, foisted on the British Army by the Spanish royal court.
The following weapons were used in the television series Sharpe's Battle:
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. It is also issued to soldiers of the Real Compania Irlandesa, including O'Rourke (Liam Carney). In some scenes, French forces also use the weapon.
Flintlock Duelling Pistol
Lord Kiely (Jason Durr) carries a duelling style flintlock pistol.
New Land Pattern Flintlock Pistol
Tower Sea Service Pistol
Tower Sea Service Pistols are used by Ramona (Diana Perez) and Lady Kiely (Allie Byrne).