Private, 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch), Crimea, 1854
Model kit. Requires assembly and painting.
ne54mm scale resin kit. Sculpted by Raúl García Latorre. Boxart by Alfonso Prado. Kit includes: 11 kit parts
Formerly by Elite Miniaturas – This classic Raúl García Latorre sculpt is incredibly delicate and amazingly detailed for a 54 mm figure!
– Our signature resin quality allows you to get the figure clean and ready in almost no time, so you may invest your precious free time in what really matters: painting and having fun.
Nobody is really sure of the origin of the nickname “Black Watch” for the 42nd Highlanders regiment. Some believe it comes from the dark tones used in its tartan, some others trace the origin of the name to the Jacobite rebellions. In any case, this regiment is part of the history and traditions of the British Army in modern times, from the American Revolution to World War II.
Along with some other regiments of Scottish lineage, they were part of the Highland Brigade when serving in the Crimean War. Their most famous action was during the Battle of Alma.
Positioned on the right of the Brigade, it was with the order “Forward the 42nd” that the Commander, Sir Colin Campbell sent the Regiment up the heights to encounter the enemy who was driven back to their base in Sebastopol. There the Regiment shared in all the dangers and tribulations of work in the trenches before the town for nearly 18 months.
Text courtesy of FeR Miniatures
Our miniature is a classic made by Raúl García Latorre for Elite miniatures and depicts a soldier from that regiment in marching order.