Many castles and forts were layed siege during the Napoleonic wars. When engineers, miners and artillery created a breach in a fort's walls the infantry must would attempt to storm the gap. Casualties in the first wave of assault troops was always high but bounty or promotion could be the reward for sucess. The British called this courageous band 'The Folorn Hope', the 'French Les Enfants Perdus' - The Lost Children... Many castles and forts were layed siege during the Napoleonic wars.  When engineers, miners and artillery created a breach in a fort's walls the infantry must would attempt to storm the gap.  Casualties in the first wave of assault troops was always high but bounty or promotion could be the reward for sucess.  The British called this courageous band 'The Folorn Hope', the 'French Les Enfants Perdus' - The Lost Children...