Iron Duke Miniatures British Annex The Orange River Sovereignty

September 23, 2020 by avernos

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Empress Miniatures have two new releases from the vaults of Iron Duke Miniatures they are packs of mid 19th-century British infantry that can be used for what is delightfully called colonial warfare.

Orange River British

Orange River British // Iron Duke Miniatures

The first pack comes from the Orange River range, a short lived British Sovereignty in the 1850s between the Orange and Vaal Rivers. The set contains British Infantry in skirmish line in action, their equipment is coatees, peaked Kilmarnocks, regulation crossbelt equipment, blanket packs, P1842 percussion muskets.
They are particularly suited for the 43rd (The Monmouthshire) Regiment (Light Infantry), the detail that the 43rd removed the light infantry wings from its coatees at this time makes them incredibly accurate although they will work as Light British colonial infantry. 

British Kilmarock Forage Caps

British Kilmarock Forage Caps // Iron Duke Miniatures

The second pack is from the GAPS range, which stands for Gwalior, Afghanistan, Punjaub and Scinde, and gives you an idea of the geographical regions they could be deployed into. The pack contains British Infantry standing in firing line, wearing coatees, peaked Kilmarnock forage caps (older pattern), quilted cover and neck curtain, knapsacks, P1839 percussion muskets. We're told that they are particularly suited for HM 22nd (The Cheshire) Regiment in Scinde 1843, as Iron Duke Miniatures focus on reproducing units as accurately as possible the conflict in Scinde places them squarely between India and Afghanistan which means they can certainly be used in both the first Anglo-Afghan War and the Indian Mutiny without issue.

Iron Duke do a remarkable amount of research to release on their ranges and these two packs mark the beginning of some excellent new ranges for fans of colonial warfare I can't wait to see what comes next from them.

You should read what happened to the 43rd on board HMS Birkenhead

"Iron Duke do a remarkable amount of research to release on their ranges and these two packs mark the beginning of some excellent new ranges for fans of colonial warfare I can't wait to see what comes next from them."

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