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: Coldstream GuardsGrenadier GuardsScots Guards1st Regiment (Royal Scots)2nd Regiment (The Queen’s)3rd Regiment (The Buffs)
Above. Trying different body parts. Below, the two spures.
THE BOX SETThe first thing to do when you are presented with any of these sets of plastic figures is to get the sprues out and see what you have got. In this case there are five sprues of two different types, (3 of one and 2 of the other) containing enough body parts to build twenty large well muscled Orcs. Study the sprues and have a planning session, you will have plenty of options. I started by trying to copy the ones on the back of the box! I have found with all these plastic kit figures it worth taking some time to get them to look right, try out different arm and leg and head positions and see what works best.