Officer, 93rd Regiment
Sutherland Highlanders, 1854
28.00€ (23.14€ without tax )
Sculpture: Eduard Pérez
Painting: Jaume Ortiz
Number of parts of the kit: 8
Scale: 54 mm
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BUYING THIS FIGURE:
– The characteristic sculpting style of Eduard Pérez perfectly captures the feel of the XIX century and the Crimean War in this new 54 mm figure that will be a nice addition for collectors.
– It is an absurdly cool Highlander Officer in Crimea!
– 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.
The “Thin Red Line” is one of those evocative episodes of the history of the British Army.
This episode happened in 1854, during the Battle of Balaclava, one of the major clashes of the Crimean War. A Russian cavalry force of around 2500 men was about to advance over the British encampment, and the only force available to stop them was a small 500 men contingent from the 93rd Highland Regiment, aided by a few Royal Marines.
They were so few that their commanding officer, Sir Colin Campbell, formed them in a two lines depth, in an attempt of stretching the front, while the normal order would have been to form in square to defend themselves from the charging cavalry.
The Highlanders managed to fire three volleys that dismounted several enemies and the Russian thought that their determination was nothing more than a mere trap, that they surely must have more troops behind waiting for them, so they retired.
A correspondent for The Times, a witness of the action, wrote that nothing was standing between the Russians and the defenceless encampment except for that “thin red streak tipped with a line of steel”. The public condensed the line as “The Thin Red Line” and quickly became a symbol of the British soldier composure in battle.
Our miniature portrays an officer of the 93rd Highland Regiment during that glorious episode. It can be painted as a member of other Highlander regiments on the same conflict.