Indian Infantry Command, 1877–1893

Ral Partha 1:64 Scale Figure Review

Indian Infantry Command Group, 1877–1893, 25 mm Colonial Miniatures Ral Partha 88-103

Three officers, two Havaldar sergeants, and a water boy from different regiments of the Indian army. The figures are wearing a variety of full-dress, campaign dress, and khaki uniforms. The red uniformed men are from the 34th (Punjab) Regiment, Bengal Infantry Pioneers. The junior officer in khaki uniform is from the 5th Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force, and the Havaldar in khaki belongs to the 15th Bengal Native Infantry. The water boy can be used alongside any infantry regiment, and he may be converted to represent a Pathan. The boy's walking stick was scratchbuilt from masking tape.

Contents

  • 7 Figures in 4 Poses – 26 mm equal 166 cm Height
    • Officer with Sword, mounted
    • Officer with Pistol (2)
    • Havaldar (2)
    • Water Boy (2)
  • 1 Horse
34th (Punjab) Regiment, Bengal Infantry Pioneers 15th Bengal Infantry (Ludhiana Sikhs)

Evaluation

Excellent choice of subject, the Indian Infantry Command Group is suitable for many regiments of the Indian army serving on the Northwest Frontier, in Afghanistan, Burma, Egypt, and the Sudan.

The advancing poses of the Indian Infantry Command Group are nicely compatible with Ral Partha's Indian Infantry advancing.

Good casting quality, practically no flash. Ral Parta colonial figures are a joy to paint and collect.

Compatible with other 25 mm 1:64 scale figures. Considering that many Indian sepoys of the period were noticeably shorter than their British comrades, these miniatures may be used alongside the taller 28 to 32 mm 1:60 scale figures available today.

The Havaldar's rifle is 25 percent too short, it measures only 1120 mm in 1:64 scale, compared to the actual 1407 mm length of the Snider-Enfield rifle.

Historical Employment

  • Indian Native Infantry, 1877–1893
    • Second Anglo-Afghan War, 1878–1880
    • Northwest Frontier, 1877–1893
    • The First Sudan War, 1882–1884
    • Third Burmese War, 1885–1887
    • Black Mountain Expedition, 1888
    • Black Mountain Expedition, 1891

Ral Partha's Indian Infantry Command Group is required to complete infantry platoons for The Sword and the Flame (TSATF) wargame rules. The officers and sergeants may be painted in full-dress or khaki uniforms.

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