The wonderful thing about our North Star 1672 range is that the figures will do for many different nations armies in the period 1665-1680. This is
because it is a time just before uniforms, and the figures are all dressed in the fashions common amongst soldiers throughout Western Europe.
This of course includes Britain.
The years covered by our range is called the Restoration Period in
Britain as it was the time the monarchy, represented by Charles II,
was restored after the English Civil War.
It was also the genesis of the British Army. Britain, tired of soldiers
and war, had disbanded much of it’s forces after the Civil War and
Oliver Cromwell’s reign. With the return of Charles II to England in
1660, the units still under arms swore allegiance to the King and
became the senior units of the British Army.
Some of the infantry regiments:
1st Regiment (Royal Scots)
2nd Regiment (The Queen’s)
3rd Regiment (The Buffs)
The latest additions to North Star’s Darkest Africa
range are several packs of “Jungle Cannibals”. On the
face of it, it might seem rather politically incorrect to
release a range of Africans and describe them as
cannibals, but these are sensible and accurate
miniatures, not the caricatures that we sometimes see.
Besides, “cannibals” is what they would have been
called in the nineteenth century, and with good reason.
Some modern anthropologists deny that people have
ever eaten each other, except perhaps as part of a
funeral rite, but there is plenty of evidence from Africa
that, even if people were not normally on their menu,
many tribes deliberately cultivated a reputation as
man-eaters in order to terrify their enemies. This was
particularly common in the Congo rainforest, and it
may not be coincidence that this was a region where
protein was generally hard to come by. H. M. Stanley,
on his descent of the Congo in 1876 - 77, was often
A Brief Introduction
by Chris Peers