Friday, 9 December 2016

A Nice Surprise - French Guard Foot Artillery

I wasn't at all sure when I spotted these on Ebay; it was just the pose that made me suspect that these five figures were by Ros. Sure enough, once I had removed the card base the details could be made out: F15 and the name Ros. One clearly has a date stamp of 1976.

Now, this is the first time that I have seen these figures and up until today I doubted that they were produced, even though they did appear in the Ros listings.  It now gives me hope that many more of these elusive figures were indeed produced and are waiting somewhere to be found.




Friday, 25 November 2016

British Line Infantry Officer - Belgic Shako

Another Ros figure has turned up - a rather poor casting of a British line infantry officer. He would have been part of a five figure command group set. Sadly the casting is not good. Part of the base is missing and his sword and scabbard are a bit stumpy. He was originally painted as an artillery officer, but this has been rectified:





Sunday, 30 October 2016

French Line Infantry Drummers

After months of nothing these two French line infantry drummers popped up. I am guessing they are part of French infantry command set, which would consist of a group of five officers, drummers and a standard bearer. They came along with a handful of French line grenadiers:


Friday, 4 December 2015

Highland Command

By chance I spotted these amongst a lot of old Hinchliffe, Minifigs and Prince August highlander figures on ebay. I had never seen the Ros 25mm Highland command set, but took a chance and made a bid. I was rewarded with a complete set of two officers, two drummers and a standard bearer:






Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Scots Greys

One of the early cavalry figures to be introduced into the Ros 25mm range was the Scots Grey cavalry man, mounted on the British heavy cavalry horse. These are 1975 originals:



Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Polish Infantry

A lucky ebay find was a bunch of Ros 25mm Polish infantry among a group of fat Minfigs figures. I think they are rather nice and represent either light or grenadier company soldiers, given the presence of shako plumes, fringed epaulets and short swords. As far as I am aware this is the only Polish figure in the Ros range; there being no evidence of command figures. The paint job is rather poor and at some point I will get around to tidying them up.

 

Tuesday, 8 September 2015