Sharpe's Eagle is the second 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 and his "Chosen Men" are attached to the newly-formed South Essex Regiment, made up of raw recruits and commanded by the cruel, cowardly, and incompetent Sir Henry Simmerson. After the regiment disgraces itself by losing its flag standard in a minor skirmish with the French, Sharpe vows to regain the regiment's honor by capturing an Imperial Eagle standard from the French in the Battle of Talavera.
The following weapons were used in the television series Sharpe's Eagle:
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), Tongue (Paul Trussell) 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. French forces also appear to carry the musket.
The standard long arm issued to French infantry soldiers is the Charleville Musket.
Various characters use Flintlock Pistols of various kinds, including Major Hogan (Brian Cox), Lt. Berry (Daniel Craig), Captain Thomas LeRoy (Gavan O'Herlihy) and Ensign Christopher Denny (Nolan Hemmings).
Teresa Moreno (Assumpta Serna), carries a brass boxlock blunderbuss pistol with a cannon style barrel and underfolding bayonet.