Sunday, 31 May 2009

British Infantry in Stovepipe Shakos



Probably if I had the choice all my British infantry would be from the range catalogued as 1801-11, in stovepipe shakos (BN 171 and 174-177). Unfortunately, Belgic Shakoed Waterloo era troops were bought and manufactured in far greater numbers, while ficures such as musicians and colour bearers were not provided.

I did manage to acquire one unit of vintage castings, and then around 60 or so Clayton castings of BN 177 privates, marching. I painted the original castings some time ago and have just completed the Clayton figures, as the 30th and 45th Foot, with a half battalion of the Dirty Half Hundreds (5oth Foot). My massed early infantry are assembled here - they could also serve in India as European regiments of John Company.

The two pictures are of the same troops, from slightly different angles.

2 comments:

lewisgunner said...

The sepoys are lovely. Are they purchaseable or swoppable?/
Roy

The Old Metal Detector said...

Hi Roy, they are available, have e-mailed you some info

Regards

Clive