HISTORICAL MINIATURES BY GEORGE GRASSE

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NAPOLEONIC WARS - GREAT BRITAIN - INFANTRY

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LINE INFANTRY 1812 - 1815

Image credit is Historex NCO Color Card 861

By 1812, the new uniform regulations were in place but would not see widespread use until 1814 and 1815.  Gone were the tall "stovepipe" shakos, replaced by the "Belgic" shakos of Waterloo fame.  There were ten companies in a battalion , one of which was grenadiers, and another light infantry for skirmishing.  British line battalions from the same regiment rarely fought together and most were single-battalion regiments having one other battalion strictly for recruiting to keep up the strength of the field battalion. 

Distinctions were the number and shapes of the button hole loops on the jacket: single bastion, single straight, double-bastion, double straight, and so on.  Additionally, each regiment had a distinctive facing color worn on the collar, cuffs, and shoulder straps piped white.  In the line infantry, sergeants carried the pike and wore one set of chevrons on the left sleeve.  Light infantry sergeants carried the musket and wore their stripes on both sleeves.  Drummers wore the reversed colors with ample livery up and down the arms.

A battalion in the field carried two colors: the King's color or Union Jack and the regimental color usually in the facing color with one or more emblems and possible a small version of the Union Jack in one corner.  In the color card above. the four flags are: the regimental flag of the 51st Regiment, the King's color, the regimental color of the 27th Regiment, and the regimental color of the 33rd Regiment.

CONVERSION KITS - each includes extra arms and legs to make one officer, or standard bearer, or NCO, or soldier in a variety of positions.  Kit HX3203 makes the officer or standard bearer and Kit HX3204 makes the NCO or soldier (see photos below).

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DESCRIPTION - BRITISH INFANTRY OF THE LINE KIT PAINTED

HX3203

British Line Infantry, Field Dress, 1812 - 1815 - Officer $22.00 $121.00

HX3203

British Line Infantry, Field Dress, 1812 - 1815 - Standard Bearer $22.00 $159.00

HX3204

British Line Infantry, Field Dress, 1812 - 1815 - NCO $22.00 $134.00

HX3204

British Line Infantry, Field Dress, 1812 - 1815 - Soldier $22.00 $134.00

 

Historex Kit HX3203

Historex Kit HX3204

 

HIGHLAND INFANTRY OF THE LINE

Image credit is Historex NCO Color Card 844

Highland and Lowland infantry regiments have been part of the British army since at least the 16th Century.  In Wellington's time, there were several outstanding single-battalion Highland regiments which consistently boasted a higher bayonet count (that is, the number of musket men present and under arms) than their British or Irish counterparts.

CONVERSION KITS - each includes extra arms and legs to achieve various animations.   All figures are foot.

ITEM

DESCRIPTION - HIGHLAND INFANTRY OF THE LINE KIT PAINTED

844001

Highland Infantry of the Line, Field Dress - Officer $24.50 $131.00

844002

Highland Infantry of the Line, Field Dress - Standard Bearer $24.50 $171.00

844003

Highland Infantry of the Line, Field Dress - NCO $24.50 $146.00

844004

Highland Infantry of the Line, Field Dress - Soldier $24.50 $146.00

844005

Highland Infantry of the Line, Field Dress - Drummer $24.50 $151.00

844015

Highland Infantry of the Line, Field Dress -Bugler $24.50 $146.00

844016

Highland Infantry of the Line, Field Dress - Piper $24.50 $161.00

 

HIGHLAND BLACK WATCH SABRE DANCE VIGNETTE

845000 (HISTOREX GC845)

The Saber Dance commemorates special occasions in a Highland infantry regiment.  The vignette consists of one piper, two dancers, two observers, and one officer.

KIT $72.75 / PAINTED PRICE ON REQUEST

 

 

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