- War of 1812 collection
- Approximately 2.25” tall (54 mm)
- 9 highly detailed historically accurate plastic figures
- Unpainted figures in 9 poses molded in earth brown
- Assembly required
- Box dimensions: 8.1” L x 5.9” W x 1.6” H
- Recommend for hobbyists and miniature gamers 14 years and above
This Expeditionary Force boxed set of 9 unpainted figures are of US Infantry with Tombstone Shakos during The War of 1812. The “tombstone” shako cap was a tall, black, flat-top cap with a slight extension at the top. Initially made of felt, it was changed to leather for better weather protection. A cap plate bore the unit insignia and a white wool plume. A braided cord with tassels was yellow or white: Yellow represented artillery, and white was for infantry.
The War of 1812 (June 1812 – February 1815) was a conflict fought between the United States and its allies, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and its dependent colonies in North America and Native American allies. It began when the United States declared war in June 1812, and ended in a restoration of the pre-war status quo when a peace treaty agreed to earlier was ratified by the United States in February 1815. Historians in the United Kingdom often see it as a minor theatre of the Napoleonic Wars, while historians in North America see it as a war in its own right.