Private, 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch), Crimea, 1854

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Sculpture: Raúl García Latorre
Painting: Alfonso Prado
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 11
Scale: 54 mm

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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.

Our miniature is a classic made by Raúl García Latorre for Elite miniatures and depicts a soldier from that regiment in marching order.

Note: This is a resin miniature kit that requires assembly and painting.