British Line Infantry
A casual look at Tommy Atkins of the Victorian period gave little away about his fighting abilities. Standing 5′ 5″ on average, and often shorter, he may or may not be able to read or write. This appearance was deceptive, however. The average British redcoat was the most dangerous animal in Africa, equipped as he was with the Martini-Henry breech-loading rifle which he was capable of firing 15 times a minute out to 1200 yards range in volley fire if needs be.
His legendary discipline, his marching ability – enough to traverse all manner of terrain – and his determination to fight his enemies, which were legion, all made the British redcoat an implacable foe.
Well led, well-equipped and thoroughly trained in his abilities, he blazed a trail for Empire all over the world. Cheerful and confident the redcoats of the County Regiments served their sovereign well, smashing their enemy with concentrated rifle fire and, if necessary, selling their lives dearly behind the thrust of their wicked long bayonets.
Our Redcoats represent any British unit of the Anglo-Zulu War.
“Volley fire, at 200 yards. Present...”
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Imperial Roman Praetorian Guard
Formed by the first Emperor, Augustus in the hope that he would be protected from the fate of his illustrious forebear, Julius Caesar, the Praetorian Guard were the Emperor's Elite bodyguard and also policed the city of Rome. Despite being formed to protect the Emperor they quickly became a powerful political force which could make or break an Emperor, Indeed the Praetorian Guard had, in its time had Emperors deposed, murdered and even auctioned the Roman Empire off at one point! Truly they were the power behind the throne.
Nuts: The Siege of Bastogne, Battle of the Bulge, December 1944
- The history of the epic fighting for Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge and the German´s second attack in the West, Operation Nordwind.
M1A1 Long Tom Field Artillery Battery
includes two M1A1 'Long Tom' 155mm howitzers with crew, one Command Carbine team, one Staff team, one Observer Carbine team, two Large bases, one Medium four-hole base, one Small three-hole base & one Small two-hole base.
More often than you’d think, the brave artillerymen find themselves under fire from German tanks and infantry as they engage in a brutal point-blank fight. So dedicated are the artillerymen that they will see off the Germans or die beside their guns.