WHAT SHALL WE DO NEXT M'LORD?
OUT NOW: OR 1 British line or light Infantry skirmish line, in coatees, crossbelts and blanket packs, Southern Africa 1848-53.
OUT NOW: GAPS 1 British Infantry in coatees, with packs and quilted forage caps.
OUT NOW. Above and below: OR 2 and OR 3 Two sets of six mounted Basotho (horses included).
Imminent: THEM 1: Set of four irregular horses.
Imminent: THEM 2 Bullock-drawn hackery , cargo of crates, pots and grainsacks, with armed driver.
Imminent: THEM 3 Pair of Indian draught bullocks, with yoke.
OUT NOW: GAPS 2 Sikh Irregular Matchlockmen(I), Firing Line, with tulwar and slung shield.
EIC Irregular Cavalry, Sikh Irregular Infantry Command, British Infantry Officers, Napier and Cathcart personality sets and a bullock-drawn dak gharry (or mail cart).
COMING IN DUE COURSE. New artillery codes. The guns and limbers won't be released until we've got mounted drivers and gun crews to go with them, but at least you can see some of the pending items: here a 12-pounder howitzer, drawn by mules, as used in the Orange River Expedition of 1852.
Preparations for Beloochee [Baluchi] infantry attacking.
The kneeling figure will be teamed up with other dollies we already have in hand for firing line codes. After Baluchis we will also produce Sikh and Afghan irregulars based on these and other dollies.
It's all in the detail.
Above: Exquisite detail on a British heavy dragoon helmet; sculpted by the inimitable Paul Hicks.
Below: with three more items of headdress, also by Paul, namely a later P1847 heavy dragoon helmet, a light dragoon shako in quilted cover and a lancer's cap inside a plain cotton cover.