a showcase for fixed bayonet toy and model soldiers but one that includes a lot of other stuff
Thursday, 15 September 2011
lancers by adriano costa great italian scratch builder
TheLancersReg was famous for itsglorious butunfortunate600 toBalaclavaduringthe Crimean Warin 1854,whereRussian artillerymadea slaughterofhorsesand ridersbecause of amistakenorder to attacksent by thecommanderof theBritish cavalry.
In 1879it is called inSouth Africa tostrengthen the bodyof the expeditionwhich had suffereda baddefeat byZulutoIsandhlwana. In thatterritory trhe 17th becomes a decisivecontrubutonplayedduring the battleof Ulundi,when theBritish infantryfound himself'surroundedby alarge body ofZulu warriors and won to the `appropriatechargeof the Lancers, bringing 'confusion andfinal retreat of the enemy.A pride is kept in one of the British Armies best regiments