We recently purchased Radetsky Miniatures’ Crimean War range as it was not only a beautiful range but also fits perfectly with our Black Powder rules. Now you can get your eager hands on the British Infantry in either forage caps or shakos at our webstore. Just click a model’s image and you’ll be sent to the relevant page. Look lively there, boys – the Russian Bear awaits…
If there was any glory at all in the Crimean War it was won not by generals of genius but by the fighting man. Fighting for their regiment and most often simply to survive, there were scarcely more gorgeously turned out regiments that ever went to war.
The Crimean war has conjured up many images since its outbreak in southern Russia in October 1853. Its causes are many and varied, and quite possibly seen as the most trivial even in an age of squabbles amongst dynasties, Empires and family disputes.
Catastrophic casualties from disease, campaign deprivation, gross mismanagement and astonishing buffoonery from most nations involved leave one stupefied that such foolishness was possible. Yet it was.
That anyone could think of fighting on in such terribly harsh conditions, bitterly cold winters and blistering summers is incredible. But they did.
The fighting soldier of the Victorian period was a man used to hardship. From the French peasant farmer, to the dutiful serf in Mother Russia, and the scrawny City boy from the London or Manchester slums – these were hard men.
We at Warlord are proud to announce the first release of our new Black Powder Crimean War range, and where to start better than Tommy Atkins himself – the British Line Infantry!
Dressed in his famous redcoat and either Albert Shako or forage cap for comfort, it was fellows like these that spearheaded the allied assaults.
We have the line companies and, of course, the two flank companies with their more elaborate shoulder decoration, so that light and grenadier companies (indeed fusiliers too) can be represented.
Two Ensigns are available to carry the regimental flag and the Queens colour (loyal subjects will make sure the Queens colour goes on the right…), two officers to lead their men, a hoary old sergeant and a drummer complete these splendidly dressed soldiers of the Queen.
We will be revisiting this range soon but in the meantime, we offer you The British Line – huzzah!