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Offline punkrabbitt

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28mm British Colonial Infantry
« on: March 16, 2018, 01:48:48 AM »
I ordered some British Colonial troops by Perry Bros. from thewarstore.com. I ordered last Friday, in my mailbox today. I have been doing business with Neal longer than I can remember, and he has always been the best.

I ordered a box of plastics (36 per box) and a pack of six metal soldiers to bring the whole group up to 42 models. After assembling a few plastic soldiers and basing a few metal ones, I can safely say that they scale perfectly with each other, which is not always the case with Warlord or GW. As an added bonus, each command sprue has a tiny dog, which wins high cuteness points with my wife.

The box of plastics was supposed to have 36 soldiers, but instead only had 34; it appears that they included one too many 3-man command sprues (three of them) and one too few 5-man soldier sprues (five of them.) I am going to e-mail Perry about this to see if it can be resolved.

Does anyone know of a historic precedent for including a small dog with British infantry in either Afgahnistan or the Sudan? Thank you.

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: 28mm British Colonial Infantry
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 04:00:42 AM »
The 'small dog' is a tribute to Bobbie, the regimental mascot of the 66th Foot, who was with the regiment at the Battle of Maiwand.

https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/memorial-dog-hero-maiwand-4266796


Offline Plynkes

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Re: 28mm British Colonial Infantry
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 10:41:29 AM »




I believe Bobbie is still around. I think he's in a museum in Salisbury (so maybe pack your NBC suit if you're planning on paying him a visit):

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Offline punkrabbitt

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Re: 28mm British Colonial Infantry
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 11:14:32 PM »
Thanks, guys! I figured there woukd be a story in there!

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: 28mm British Colonial Infantry
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 12:41:54 AM »
The NEXT story is how he killed the enemy lying in front of him in the painting.
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Offline Mad Guru

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Re: 28mm British Colonial Infantry
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2018, 12:46:21 AM »
Here's a link to the page devoted to dogs in the Second Afghan War, Bobbie included, over at Garen Ewing's excellent website dedicated to the conflict:

http://www.garenewing.co.uk/angloafghanwar/articles/dogs.php
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Offline punkrabbitt

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Re: 28mm British Colonial Infantry
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 01:12:36 AM »
I am happy to report that Alan Perry has responded, and is sending a replacement sprue via mail.

Offline vodkafan

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Re: 28mm British Colonial Infantry
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2018, 02:08:10 AM »

I believe Bobbie is still around. I think he's in a museum in Salisbury (so maybe pack your NBC suit if you're planning on paying him a visit):



Hey, that's pretty neat dog stuffing....I'm no expert like...but ahem...he even looks happy.
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Offline punkrabbitt

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Re: 28mm British Colonial Infantry
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2018, 12:42:48 AM »
I am pleased to report that Perry Brothers have sent me the missing sprue and I am happily able to finish assembing my company :)