New: American War Of Independence plastic sets

Expanding our range in conjunction with Wargames Factory this week sees the launch of the Continental Infantry Regiment, Colonial Militia Men, and Woodland Indian Tribes Plastic Box’s.

 

Continental Infantry Regiment

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George Washington had served in the Crown forces against the French, and knew full well how the British regulars fought. He also knew that his militias and Minutemen, although numerous and individually brave, would not stand against the British Redcoat regulars.
He therefore formed a regular force, the Continental army, that would be thoroughly drilled, and fight in the European manner of massed ranks. These regiments, when combined with Militia units, gave Washington a solid force that could and did stand toe-to-toe with British soldiers. It was these regulars that ultimately won the war for the Americans.

Contains:
30 plastic Continental Army infantry made up of the following:

  • 24 musketeers including command group of two officers, drummer, Sergeant and two ensigns.
  • 6 Light Infantry.
  • 4-page background guide including eight full-colour flags.

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Continental Infantry Brigade

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Add to your ranks with a full Brigade with 90 men

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Colonial Militia Men

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America was a dangerous place to live in the 18th century, the communities feeling under real or imagined danger from Indian attack or forays from France or Spain. The British army in America was tiny, so much of the defence was traditionally performed by the Militias. These were civilian bodies, locally manned and headed up by the great and the good, and equipped with state muskets.
Their performance varied greatly, some behaving very well on the field whilst others deserted or broke and ran when under pressure. What they did do was add manpower to both armies. Militias fought for the American side, but thousands also fought as Loyalists for the Crown Forces. Militias rarely carried bayonets , so felt entitled not to close with regulars.

(The figures in this box wear either 18th century civilian clothes or hunting shirts and trousers. A variety of headgear is included allowing you to also make models ideal to use as French troops in the French Indian War 0f 1754-63)

Contains:

  • 30 plastic Colonial Militia figures.
  • 2-page background and assembly guide.

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Colonial Militia Brigade

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Add to your ranks with a full Brigade with 90 men

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Woodland Indian Tribe

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The Native Americans had a quandary in deciding who to back, in what must have seen to them a puzzling civil war. The Indian tribes, or Confederations, were themselves split on whether to join in a war or maintain the peace. As with most complicated conflicts, old alliances, promises and bribes – and some vengeance – all played their part in deciding which faction to support.
The majority of the Indian tribes chose to side with the British forces, who also paid and supplied them to harass the American soldiery and, more controversially, their farms. This led to the war taking on a more sinister tone, as the Americans fought back, counter-raiding Indian settlements. Armed with muskets and tomahawks and skilled in fieldcraft, Indian war parties brought terror to men caught up in the woods, however they could get dismayed in defeat, leaving no place for them in the main battle line.

Contains:

  • 24 plastic multi-pose Woodland Indians with a variety of armaments and equipment.
  • 2-page background guide including construction details.

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Woodland Indian Warband

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Add to your ranks with a full Warband of 72 Native Americans

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Just part of Warlords growing range of set for the American War Of Independence:


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