Industrial Age (1815 to 1914)

From Muskets to Machine Guns


Year Model Make Photos Comments
1830 French Grenadier Imex Modified Mexican. These would be the troops that put down the revolt in les Miserables
1854 French Grenadier Strelets Crimean war French in uniform worn from 1845 to 1859. Great choice of subject from Strelets. Too bad they use Gimli as their model.
1863 French Line Infantry Hat/Esci The French In Mexico. Hat zouave legs and ESCI Confederate torso/head.
1863 Confederate Cavalry Italeri 5 Italeri CS cavalry. The butt-forward holsters, typical of the Civil War are scratchbuilt.
1863 Confederate Cavalry Italeri
1863 Confederate Cavalry Italeri
1863 Confederate Cavalry Italeri
1863 Confederate Cavalry Italeri
1863 Confederate Infantry ESCI
1863 Union Infantry Airfix Iron Brigade. Classic Airfix figure.
1863 Union firing line Airfix/Accurate/ESCI/Imex/Italeri A mix of all the firing figures I could find
1863 Union Officers Accurate/Imex Three officers arguing with guard standing by
1870 French Infantry Airfix/Hat Airfix Foreign Legion with ACW head
1879 British Infantry ESCI Zulu war
1912-1917 US Infantry Airfix/Hat First general issue khaki uniform. A coarser version would be mass-produced to equip the huge armies raised in WW1. One of my favorite Airfix sets. Not sure if US soldiers were allowed to have those handlebar mustaches!