Tuesday, 24 March 2015

British Foot Artillery

The British foot artillery set follows the same pattern as its French counterpart, consisting of a gun and five crew. The set here is an original from around 1975 and as can be seen from the picture the paint work is a little worn in places and somewhat crude. I am not sure about the officer figure. Whilst correct uniform wise he is identical to the British Line Infantry officer figure, so will need to do some more research on this one.

Note: the gun in the above picture is a 5.5" howitzer from the original Hinchliffe Figures 20mm range and not the original Ros Figures gun that comes with the set.

Monday, 9 March 2015

British Highland Infantry

I have about 60 Highlanders which have been in the collection from the outset. Painted about 40 years ago they are formed into three units, namely the Black Watch, Gordon Highlanders and the Cameron Highlanders. Ros made command figures, but I never managed to buy any. My highland troops have been commanded 25mm Warrior models. One day I hope to get my hands on Ros examples. I guess a pack of command figures would include a couple of standard bearers, an officer (probably pointing) and maybe a piper or drummer.

Here are all three units en masse:

Monday, 2 March 2015

British Heavy Dragoons

These venerable troops have been in the collection for around 40 years and they remain in their original paint scheme and mounted on a 40 year old cardboard base. They have fought many table top actions along with the Scots Greys. I believe these were one of the first cavalry figures to be released by Ros back in 1975. As far as I am aware no cavalry command figures were produced by Ros for the Napoleonic ranges.