Above is a pic of Lt. Colonel James Galbraith, Regimental Colour in hand, alongside Bobbie the regimental dog and some of the other "Last Eleven" survivors of the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment, making their last stand in one of the walled gardens just South of Khig village, a few miles West of the Afghan town of Maiwand.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sergeant, 72nd Duke of Albany's Highlanders, Afghanistan 1879 - G.I. Joe style...

Long-time readers of this humble blog may recall the first time I presented the Second Afghan War-related 1/6th scale work of artist and master model-maker Tony Barton -- famous in 15mm-18mm Napoleonic circles as the sculptor behind the highly-regarded AB Figures range.

Needless to say, the Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders are my favorite British regiment from the Second Afghan War, and I had hoped one day to see the incredibly-talented Mr. Barton, who is also a fan of the Regiment, turn his attention to creating a soldier from this unit, and I have to say the results are quite spectacular, as you can see below...

There is more to be seen, including some very interesting reference images -- a contemporary photo and a sketch made by a Sergeant from the regiment -- which can all be seen & read about via this LINK to "onesixthwarriors.com"...

Sergeant, 72nd Highlanders, Afghanistan, 1879 - G.I. Joe style

PS  The 72nd Highlanders were present at the Oct. 6th battle of Charasiab, and I hope to have a new post on a small addition to my terrain layout for that battle very soon.  I'm all done with the piece, but still need to find time to upload the pics!


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