Empress Preview New 93rd Sutherland Highlanders

June 26, 2019 by cassn

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Empress Miniatures have unveiled their latest regiment taking up arms in defence of crown and country.

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The 93rd Sutherland Highlanders Regiment of Foot was a Line Infantry of the British Army, active from 1799-1881. The regiment served in several engagements, including the Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812, the Crimean War, and the Indian Rebellion.

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The 93rd Regiment of Foot were famously considered one of the most religious regiments of the British Army, forming their own parish with internal ministers and elders, and even had their own communion plate. The regiment existed until 1881, when it was amalgamated with the 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot as a part of the Childers Reforms.

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The sculpts, designed by Paul Hicks, have uniforms which date from the latter half of the regiment's duration. The quilting around the bottom of the bonnets function as sun shades, and the dust jackets cover red wool doublets - difficult dress for fighting a war in the warmth of Crimea!

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The 93rd Sutherland Highlanders are available in four different packs from the Empress Miniatures website. You can check out the preview pictures in greater detail here.

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"One of the most religious regiments of the British Army!"

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