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Butler’s Rangers Sergeant, 1779

42.00 (34.71 without tax )

Sculpture: Stefano Canonne
Painting: Fernando Ruiz
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 12
Scale: 75 mm

SKU: ELI00024 Categories: ,

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BUYING THIS FIGURE:

– This is a new chance to get an iconic and long out of production American Revolutionary War figure by Stefano Canonne.
– The elegance of the pose perfectly captures the air of the period.
– 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.

During the American Revolutionary War, the British relied heavily upon some loyalist provincial units raised on the field. That made special sense, considering their knowledge of the terrain and the local background.

This was the case of the Butler’s Rangers, raised by John Butler, a veteran from the Franco-Indian Wars. The regiment was mostly comprised of Loyalist refugees that had fled to Canada after the outbreak of the revolt of the American colonies and were allowed to form as a regiment after distinguishing themselves at the Battle of Saratoga, in 1777.

This regiment was conceived as an auxiliary force of light infantry for special operations and guerilla warfare. Their alleged involvement in the Wyoming Valley and Cherry Valley massacres earned them a ruthless reputation among the rest of the troops.

After the war ended, the regiment was demobilized and settled in the Niagara region in Ontario, Canada.