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 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 may not have carried knapsacks like HM 22nd in Scinde]. 

GAPS 2 British 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. Pack composition tbc.

[For utility see notes to GAPS 1 above].

GAPS 3 British Infantry Regiment, Command, company officer and two ensigns, in shell jackets and forage caps. (3 figs). £5.25. Not yet available. 

[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)].

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). Not yet available. 

[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 5 Sikh Irregular Matchlockmen, (or bandukchis), (Set II), firing line, with tulwars and slung shields. (8 figs). Not yet available. Illustration to follow. 

[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). Not yet available. 

[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 (see below).

GAPS 7 EIC Irregular Cavalry in alkaluks (Set I). Six horses and riders, including a British officer and a bugler. Not yet available.

[The 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. Not yet available. 

[The 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. (3 figs and 3 horses). Not yet available.

[Set comprising mounted personality figure, an irregular cavalry ADC  and an Indian cavalry standard bearer.] 

GAPS 10. Reserved. TBA. 

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