I wasn't really sure what to call this one... Victorian...? Colonial...? Imperialist...? Late 19th Century..? In the end I went with Victorian... I have no special reason why... probably should have just called it Late 19th Century...
Herein will be found pictures of varied and assorted miniatures for gaming Victorian Horror (Rippers, etc) as well as Victorian Science Fiction, and some straight-up historical colonial armies.
This may also include some units from the Crimean War that I happen to have, should I ever put paint on them...
Here's a few to start with...
British General - the model is supposed to be Lord Chelmsford (Zulu War) but I figure could be passed off as other Generals - Redoubt Enterprises.
A unit of British Infantry from Black Tree Design. As these were painted for the Zulu War and have blue cuff and collar facings, I was probably imagining them to be 1st Battalion, 13th (Somerset) (Prince Albert's Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot.
A unit of British Infantry from Old Glory. These would be the 3rd Battalion, 60th Rifles in the Zulu War.
A unit of British Infantry from Wargames Foundry. These would be the 99th (Lankarshire) Regiment of Foot in the Zulu War (yellow cuff and collar facings).
A unit of British Highlanders - I forget what unit I was trying to do... The bulk of the unit are homemade figures that my friend John made (and I painted). The Officer and Piper are from Minifigs.
British Mounted Infantry from Black Tree Design. These were troops raised from the regular infantry battalions in South Africa at the time of the Zulu War. Looks like they all have the green facings of the 24th - perhaps I should have done a mix of different coloured facing as the unit was a composite.
British Gatling Gun team - from Black Tree Design.
British Artillery - from Black Tree Design.
British Mountain Gun team - from Bicorne/Connoisseur Minatures
Army of British India
This is a small force of figures most of which I painted almost 30 years ago. They are currently organized for The Men Who Would Be Kings.
The Complete force.
More on the organization of this force can be found on this post:
British Army of India for The Men Who Would Be Kings
These are actually the same Highlanders pictures above in the British Infantry section.
Indian Troops - Figures from Ral Partha
Gurkhas - Figures from Ral Partha (officer from Rafm)
Indian Artillery - Figures from Ral Partha
British Colonial Forces on Mars
2nd Battalion Queen’s Own Martian Rifles (the Parhoon Rifles). The Martians are all from RAFM, their British officer is from Black Tree Design.
1st battalion, 4th Martian Infantry Regiment. Again the British officer is from Black Tree Design and the Martian infantry are from RAFM.
Martian Colonial Field Artillery. The crew are from RAFM. The carriage is of unknown origin – I got it in a trade (without the actual gun barrels). The gun barrel is a spare from a Renegade Miniatures British Napoleonic artillery pack (the packs are supplied with THREE different barrels!?)
Boers for fighting British in South Africa - they could also be pressed into service as armed settlers or colonial civilians in other locations...?
Mounted Boers from Black Tree Design.
I currently have enough Mounted Boers to make two units of 10 plus two mounted commanders. Just need to get painted...
Boer Infantry from Black Tree Design.
I have enough for five more (six total) units of Boer Infantry. Someday...
The force so far - organized for The Men Who Would Be Kings
Unmarried Zulu Unit #1 - figures from Black Tree Design.
Unmarried Zulu Unit #2 - figures from Black Tree Design.
Unmarried Zulu Unit #3 - figures from Wargames Foundry.
Unmarried Zulu Unit #4 - figures from Wargames Foundry.
I have enough figures for 3 more units of 20 - and if I bought two more packs of BTD Zulus I could put together a fourth. But I should probably get to assembling and painting some of the MARRIED Zulu units first.
I have enough figures to make, I think, four units of Married Zulu units... Just have finish assembling and paint them some day...
Zulus with firearms - a mash-up of married and unmarried zulus with firearms - figures from Wargames Foundry.
Zulus with pilfered British Equipment - which I could mix into any of the above units for a bit of flavour post-Isandlawana - figures from Wargames Foundry.
Native Martian Forces
These are meant to be opposing forces for the colonial forces. They could be from the Oenotiran Empire or any other Canal Martian enclave that resists Imperialist Invaders from Earth!
So far all I have done is a gun and crew...
Oenotrian artillery – Crew are from RAFM and the gun is from… Huston…? (another ebay purchase… not really sure)
High Martians are from RAFM.
Victorian Age Characters
A great many of these are from West Wind Productions Vampire Wars line - which I originally picked up to play Rippers: The Horror Wars. In addition to Victorian Horror skirmish and role-playing games, I have used this in Victorian Science Fiction skirmish and role-playing games (like Space: 1889) and even in straight up historical skirmish adventures. Many I've also used right up into the 20th Century in 1920's/1930's Pulp Adventure games.
Mr. Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, and his flatmate and partner Dr. John Waston - West Wind Productions.
Prince Dakkar (Captain Nemo) - Pulp Figures
London Bobbies - West Wind Productions
Eastern European Police - West Wind Productions
Ladies of the Night - West Wind Productions
Nuns - West Wind Productions
Scotland Yard's finest - perhaps members of Special Branch - West Wind Productions
Gentlemen - The fellow in the middle is from Rafm, the rest are from Wargames Foundry
Working Class Stiffs - Wargames Foundry
Ned Kelly on a Penny-Farthing - Eureka Miniatures
London Mob (or anywhere else, really...) - most of these are from West Wind Productions, though one is from Rafm
Gypsies from West Wind Productions.
Jonathan and Wilhelmina Harker - West Wind Productions - yeah... I have no idea what's up with the skull mask thing...?
Two player character figures from an old Rippers game. Cutis' character (on the left, I forget the character's name) was a grave digger. The figure was one of the London Mob figures from West Wind Productions - I drilled out his fist and added the shovel (which I, I think was from Reaper Miniatures...?). Amanda's character (on the right, whose name I also forget!?) was a vampire hunter.
Wolfenjäger - Werewolf hunters from West Wind Productions
Assorted Vampire Hunters - West Wind Productions
Monsters and Minions
Jack the Ripper from West Wind Productions - again with the skull masks...?
Vampires from West Wind Productions - the chap on the left I've done in tartan trews and a tartan lined cloak and I think I'd named him Byron McDaid... He was to be recurring villain in a campaign story arc that never really came to fruition.
Lesser Vampires/Nosferatu from West Wind Productions
Dracula's Cossack Guards - West Wind Productions
Ghostly Apparition (or a vampire in an etherial form...?) - the figure is another Vampire from West Wind Productions.
Flesh Golem/Dr. Frankenstien's Monster - Reaper Miniatures
Another earlier Flesh Golem/Dr. Frankenstien's Monster - also from Reaper Miniatures...?
Greater Werewolf from West Wind Productions.
Wolfmen from West Wind Productions
Wolves from West Wind Productions - I'd had a whole pack of a dozen or so of these, but a bunch of them were re-based for use with an Orc Hordes of the Things army...
Escaped Asylum Inmates - West Wind Productions
Mr. Edward Hyde and Dr. Henry Jekyll - West Wind Productions
Old West Characters
The Sherif - Britannia Miniatures
William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid) - I think this was a special freebie miniature that came with Legends of the Old West...?
Prospectors - Wargames Foundry
Gunfighters - Artizan Designs
Ladies of the West - Shadowforge Miniatures