Legions of Empire's first offerings include the troops of the Spanish-American War. All figures come in a padded presentation box. All figures are 54mm in size, and are solid-cast in a lead-free pewter. These are NOT childrens' toys, but are intended for adult collectors and wargamers. They are not for sale to anyone under the age of 14.
Set 1: Types of the U.S. Armed Forces, Full Dress, 1898 - This set includes five figures in full dress: (1) a private of the infantry; (2) a private of a negro cavalry regiment; (3) a private of the heavy artillery; (4) a US Marine Corps sargeant; (5) a sargeant of the light artillery. Price: $50.00
Set 2: U.S. Infantry, Full Dress, 1898 - This set includes an officer and four privates of the U.S. infantry in full dress. Price: $50.00
Set 3: U.S. Marine Corps, Full Dress, 1898 - This set includes an officer and four privates of the U.S. Marine Corps in full dress. Coming soon!
Set 4: U.S. Infantry, Campaign Dress, 1898 - This set includes an officer and four privates in shirt, hat, and mills cartridge belt. These figures can represent any of the U.S. Regular infantry units in the early part of the Spanish-American War. Coming soon!
Set 5: U.S. Negro Cavalry, Full Dress, 1898 - This set includes an officer and four privates at attention in full dress uniforms. Price: $50.00
Set 6: Spanish Infantry, Garrison Dress, 1898 - This set includes an officer and four privates in rayadillo uniforms with colored facings and pant stripe and jipijapa hat, marching with slung rifles. These figures can represent many of the Spanish infantry units in the Spanish-American War. Price: $50.00
Set 7: U.S. 24th Infantry, Campaign Dress, 1898 - This set includes an officer and four black privates in shirt, hat, and mills cartridge belt. These figures represent the U.S. Regular colored infantry units (part of the famous "buffalo soldiers") in the early part of the Spanish-American War. Coming soon!
Set 8: "Regiments of the Empire" - 20th Middlesex (Artists) Volunteer Rifles, 1880s - Originally raised as part of the volunteer movement which swept England during the late 1850s, the 38th Middlesex (Artists) Rifle Volunteer Corps was re-numbered the 20th in 1880, a designation which lasted until 1891. Made up of artists, architects, musicians, and actors, the unit served with distinction in the Boer War and WWI, eventually forming the 21 Special Air Service Regiment (Artists Rifles). The soldiers presented here are standing at attention in full dress, and include four privates and an officer. Price: $50.00
Future releases will include more Spanish forces for the period, as well as additional US troops in campaign and dress uniforms. The next subject planned is the Mexican Revolution - some constitutionalistas to fight with the US WWI infantry in your collection - followed by some Austro-Hungarian troops in parade uniforms. We also will be releasing a two-figure vignette of a French line infantryman and cantiniere in the pre-Franco-Prussian War uniform.
A number of sets of infantry from Australia, Canada, and Britain are also contemplated, to fill in gaps where there are few offerings. This line is called "Regiments of the Empire' and our first release is Set 8, the Artists Rifles. Future sets may include other of the British volunteer rifle units, as well as the Canadian Queen's Own Rifles, and units such as the New South Wales 2nd Regiment of Infantry. These would be complemented by a Victorian (Australia) foot artillery set in white helmets, after Richards' excellent plates.
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