Iron Duke Miniatures

Iron Duke Miniatures

'eDamn the heat and the flies! 

 

THE GAPS RANGE
Gwalior, Afghanistan, Punjaub & Scinde in the 1840s

The IDM Price List is at the Catalogue Page. Don't forget to check out the 'THEM' range (Transport, Horses, Equipment and Miscellaneous) for other products suitable for the Indian campaigns. 

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GAPS 1 British Line Infantry, firing line, centre company coatees, peaked forage caps (older pattern) quilted cover and neck curtain, knapsacks, P1839 percussion muskets. (8 figs).


Particularly suited for HM 22nd (The Cheshire) Regiment in Scinde 1843. For officers use GAPS 3 below. The exact dress of some of the Queen's regiments concerned in the Gwalior Campaign (also 1843) is unknown, although they might not have carried knapsacks like HM 22nd in Scinde

GAPS 2 British Line Infantry, firing line, flank company coatees, peaked Kilmarnock forage caps (older pattern), quilted cover and neck curtain, knapsacks, P1839 percussion muskets. (8 figs). Not yet available. 


Use with GAPS 1 above for the flank companies of a line regiment, or alternatively use several codes of GAPS to portray a light regiment.

GAPS 3 British Line Infantry Command, company officer and two ensigns, in shell jackets and forage caps. (3 figs). £5.25. 


Suitable for a great many Queen's regiments in most hot weather theatres between 1840 and 1860, since officers often wore shell jackets, even when the rank and file were turned out in coatees. Ideal for HM 22nd (see GAPS 1 and GAPS 2). Note please that the flagsheet (IDM 04) and the 'finials', i.e. the spear heads and tasseled cords, (THEM 12), are separate items. 

ILLUSTRATIVE 


Figures from Codes GAPS 4 and GAPS 6 in use together (see below).

 

GAPS 4 Sikh Irregular Matchlockmen (or bandukchis)(Set I), firing line, with tulwars and slung shields. (8 figs). 


Suitable for both jagirdari irregular infantry [the retinue troops of great men] or Fauj-i-qilajat [garrison troops] in the 1st and 2nd Anglo-Sikh Wars.

Above and below: GAPS 5 Sikh Irregular Matchlockmen, (or bandukchis), (Set II), firing line, with tulwars and slung shields. (8 figs). 


Suitable for both jagirdari irregular infantry [the retinue troops of great men] or Fauj-i-qilajat [garrison troops] in the 1st and 2nd Anglo-Sikh Wars.

GAPS 6 Sikh Irregular Infantry Command. Two four-figure command groups. (8 figs).


Suitable for both jagirdari irregular infantry [the retinue troops of great men] or Fauj-i-qilajat [garrison troops] in the 1st and 2nd Anglo-Sikh Wars. Use with GAPS 4 and 5.

ILLUSTRATIVE


Codes GAPS 7 and GAPS 8 in use together as a 12-figure unit.

GAPS 7 EIC Irregular Cavalry in alkaluks (Set I). Six horses and riders, including a British officer and a bugler.


This code is intended to provide the front rank of a 12-fgure unit, (use with GAPS 8), but can equally stand alone as a troop of six figures. Suitable for the Scinde and Gwalior campaigns, and both Anglo-Sikh Wars. The sowars right arms and carbines are separate components and will need to to be glued into place 

GAPS 8 EIC Irregular Cavalry in alkaluks (Set II). Six horses and riders, including an Indian officer and a guidon-bearer.


This code is intended to provide the rear rank of a 12-fgure unit, (use with GAPS 7), but can equally stand alone as a troop of six figures. Suitable for the Scinde and Gwalior campaigns, and both Anglo-Sikh Wars. The sowars sword arms and carbines are separate components and will need to to be glued into place. Note that you will need to provide your own guidon pole with a brass rod or similar.   

GAPS 9 Major-General Sir Charles Napier Staff Set. (3 figs and 3 horses).


Comprising a personality figure, an irregular cavalry ADC  and an Indian cavalry standard bearer. 

Above and below: GAPS 10. Kabuli Matchlockmen, firing line, with tulwars and slung shields.  (8 figs).


Suitable for the 1st Anglo-Afghan War.

GAPS 11 British Line Infantry, firing line, 'bell top' shako, centre company coatees, bastion-ended lace, knapsacks, P1839 percussion muskets (8 figs). Not yet available. 


Particularly suited for HM 41st (The Welsh) Regiment in the 1st Anglo-Afghan War, as well as other regiments that similarly had bastion-ended lace, whether in Afghanistan or during the concurrent 1st Anglo-Chinese War of 1839-42].


GAPS 12  British Line Infantry, firing line, 'bell top' shako, flank company coatees, bastion-ended lace, knapsacks, P1839 percussion muskets. Not yet available. 


Use with GAPS 11 above.

Above and below:

GAPS 13 'Last Stand at Gandamak'.  Retreat from Kabul (Set I). A special edition set inspired by W.B. Wollen's iconic painting. (24 figs). £50.00. Not yet available.

[1st Anglo-Afghan War].

GAPS 14 'Retreat from Kabul' (Set II): HM 44th (The East Essex) Regiment in greatcoats. (5 figs). Not yet available.

A selection of private soldiers from GAPS 13 to allow for expansion your army.  

[1st Anglo-Afghan War].

GAPS 15 'Retreat from Kabul' (Set III). Afghan swordsmen in winter dress. (4 figs). Not yet available. 

Optional shields will be supplied loose with the code. 

[1st Anglo-Afghan War. Also suitable for the 2nd Anglo-Afghan War.]

GAPS 16 Retreat from Kabul (Set IV). The ad hoc mounted troop. 

The set consists of three officers, a gunner of the Bengal Horse Artillery and a personality figure of Brigadier John Shelton to command your 44th Regiment rearguard. (5 riders, 5 horses). Not yet available. 

GAPS 17 Retreat from Kabul (Set V). 'The last gun'. 

EIC 6-pounder and crew; Captain Nicholl's Troop,  Bengal Horse Artillery. Not yet available. 

[GAPS 18-20: Reserved for forthcoming 'Retreat from Kabul' codes].


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