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Re: Greatest historical range in small scale

Ireland would be a good candidate for least represented. Irish troops have fought in the armies of most, if not all european armies, Louis 15th had his Irish Regiment which won him the battle of Fontenoy, Wellington had the 88' the connaught rangers, better known as the devils own. Napoleon had the Irish Legion, and over 50 generals who were Irish or of Irish descent. Austria, Prussia, even russia had Irish men in their ranks. Across the pond you have the fighting 69th. At the battle of Antietam during the ACW, Irish units from both sides faced each other. Royal Dublins fought in the boar war for the british, many Irishmen fought for the boars too. In Ireland itself you have the army of Brian Boru whose Irish army beat the danes at Clontarf, and a whole history of rebellion against invaders from across the sea. Never once has their been a set of figures produced from all this history. It seems strange that such a long and interesting military history has been forgotten by the producers of plastic figures. As the old Irish tune goes, 'In far foreign fields from Dunkirk to belgrade lie the soldiers and chiefs of the Irish brigades'.

Re: Re: Greatest historical range in small scale

Dear Everyone,

Yes, I would love to see more American sets (history goes back to only 1776 unlike Europe for 1000's of years). And Spanish, they just don't enough respect ...

... and Oh, yes, the Irish. I would love to see all of the beautiful uniforms these fine gents fought wearing, from the early wars in G.B., to the AWI, to the Napoleonic Wars, to the ACW, Boer Wars, Sudan, Afghanistan, ... very handsome men and uniforms.

I am always amazed that whenever a policeman or fireman in New York has fallen, the bagpipes and G.B. traditions come out - the men who took on the hardships that noone else wanted - Bravo Irish Gentleman!


Hi All,
What about the Dutch? EYW, VOC/WIC troops, the sun king's wars, WSS, WAS, Napoleonic wars (there were Dutch too before 1815, Colonial, Early WW2

And proberly worse: Austria/Hungary. A major power form the 16th /17th century til 1918. Never saw set with Austrians to figth the Turks in the 1680ies, Never saw !8th century pandurs, hussars, hungarian infantry, never saw Austrians for the "Brüderkrieg"
Only one WW1 infantry set, so quite worse.


Re: Re: Re: Greatest historical range in small scale

Am i missing somthing but i would have thought that all you would need to do to make irish regiments is to paint ordinary sets with the faceing colours and colours of irish regiments as unlike highland regiments their uniform was almost identical to the armies the regiment was fighting with e.g the revell nappy british are shown on the box art to be the 27th inniskillen an irish regiment irish regiments in french service such as dillons had basicly the same red british uniform of the 1740/50s period so again just need to use the correct regimental colours and the yankee fighting 69th just need the famouse green erin go bragh colurs with basic fedral uniform and hey presto another irish unit

Re: Long, longer, longest

Long Airfix Ancient Britons to Caesar S.A.S.

Longer - Caesar Chin Chinese to Caesar WWII Chinese

Longest - HAT Sumerians to Caesar Modern Urban Resistors

Re: Greatest historical range in small scale

The point that you are missing anthony is that while a myriad of figures can be painted or converted into representations of Irish regiments -something that I have done myself- the fact is that no figures have been released that are specifically made by the manufacturer to be Irish, as such Irish figures are under represented in the hobby.

Re: Greatest historical range in small scale

NO Italy with the all sets of ancient Roma,a lot of midieval some WWII and the future sets of WWI and Garibaldi of course ( to say nothing about Atlantic series )
Anyway, regarding Ireland, i personally consider britons and celts like natives of this green island.
To streelts a sets of Brian Boru it will be much appetible]