Havildar Ishar Singh Joins The Giants In Miniature Range

January 20, 2018 by brennon

Meet a new character for the Giants In Miniature range by Wargames Illustrated with Havildar Ishar Singh becomes the latest addition to the collection.

Havildar Ishar Singh - Wargames Illustrated

So, here is a bit more about this particular individual…

“The Battle of Saragarhi is known as one of the greatest last stands in military history. On 12th September 1897, 21 Sikh soldiers of the 36thbattalion of the Sikh regiment of the British Army, led by Havildar Ishar Singh, fought to their death against an army of over ten thousand marauding Orakzai and Afridi tribesmen.

Although they were offered safe passage, they fought on to delay any attacks on other forts in the area. All of the soldiers were decorated with the highest military honour available, The Indian Order of Merit.”

Havildar Ishar Singh (Scene) - Wargames Illustrated

This chap seems like a very heroic individual that you could base a splendid scenario around. It’s not often that you get to hear more about these kinds of fellows when you’re playing wargames but it offers up the chance for some additional learning too.

A rather dashing individual indeed!

"...led by Havildar Ishar Singh, fought to their death against an army of over ten thousand marauding Orakzai and Afridi tribesmen"