Saturday, 30 May 2020

Sikh Wars British 31st Huntingdonshire Foot

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Another unit brought back by the basing department before lockdown, these guys are the 31st Huntingdonshire Foot. A buff faced unit these are Wargames Foundry from the Sikh Wars range. I also used half a dozen Perry Carlist war figures to flesh this unit out and add some variety. They mix in quite well though you can tell which are which. I love how dynamic this unit is.

This regiment fought in Afghanistan in 1842 as part of Pollocks avenging army and all four major engagements of the first Sikh War, so a perfect unit for both Wars.

At Mudki the 31st were in Sir Harry Smiths First Division in Boltons first Brigade with the 24th and 47th Native Foot. The latter a unit I already have painted and based ready to join the fray with the rest of their Brigade and the 24th is another one I plan to complete, probably the next in line I think to give me two historically complete brigades.

Another unit of these figures to follow at some point, ideally though more Sepoys first.

Thanks for reading.

18 comments:

  1. Look really good. I am always a sucker for redcoats.

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    1. Cheers Andy, more to come at some point. Both sides in this conflict have redcoats so should be ideal!

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  2. Fabulous looking stuff Roger.

    A great idea to add some PM Carlist War Brits to add variety, something I for one would not have thought of.

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    1. To be fair a chum had passed me a couple of spares and I was already lookign at the BAL command as a good fit (will also be getting their rocket)

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  3. Great work Roj. They look super. These guys will definitely carry the day. I look forward to seeing you order them to charge! Do I have your Osprey First Sikh War book? Noticed it today. Cheers, Chris :-)

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    1. Not sure Chris, I dont think so but will check.

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  4. Very nice Roger. That's a good blue you have used on the trousers too.

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    1. Cheers, one of my favourite colours this one its field blue by Colour Party paints, perfect for the blue grey I am using for the British and HEC troops.

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  5. Those are terrific, nice work!

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  6. A splendid looking unit Roger...

    All the best. Aly

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  7. Nice looking unit Roj - full of movement.

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    1. That is one of the things I really like about these Steve.

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  8. A very nice looking unit Roger.

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