Lord Kitchener Joins Wargames Illustrated’s Giants Range

January 6, 2016 by brennon

Wargames Illustrated are back with some more famous faces from history. The latest personality to join the range is Lord Kitchener who is shown pointing towards the enemy and urging his men on to acts of valour on the tabletop…

Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener

“Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener was a Field Marshal in the British Army at the outbreak of World War One. He had entered the army in 1871 and took part in many campaigns including the Mahdist War, Second Boer War and served a stint as Commander-in-Chief, India.

He is most famous for his role as Secretary of State for War during World War One, where one of his many responsibilities was recruiting. This miniature version can be used as the man himself or as any General Staff Officer during World War One.

Despite the propaganda, a number of Generals and Staff officers did go ‘Over The Top’ with their men and a number of them died in battle or as a result of wounds. Sometimes, the ‘Donkeys’ could be Lions.”

Will you be going over the top with him? I could see a lot of World War I era British armies picking him up to use as the famous Kitchener or just general staff.

Would you add him to your army?

"Will you be going over the top with him?"

"He is most famous for his role as Secretary of State for War during World War One"