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American War Of Independence British Infantry 1775-1783, 28 mm Model Plastic Figures Kit

Scale: 28mm 38 Highly detailed plastic figures Unpainted figures, assembly with glue and painting required Molded in gray with green bases The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was an 18th-century war between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies (allied with France) which declared independence as the United States of America. The British Army during the American Revolutionary War served for eight years in campaigns fought around the globe. Defeat at the Siege of Yorktown to a combined Franco-US force ultimately led to the loss of the Thirteen Colonies in eastern North America, and the concluding Treaty of Paris deprived Britain of many of the gains achieved in the Seven Years' War. However several victories elsewhere meant that much of the British Empire remained intact. In 1775 the British Army was a volunteer force. The army had suffered from lack of peacetime spending and ineffective recruitment in the decade since the Seven Years' War, circumstances which had left it in a dilapidated state at the outbreak of war in North America. To offset this the British government quickly hired contingents of German mercenaries to serve as auxiliaries alongside the regular army units in campaigns from 1776. Limited army impressment was also introduced in England and Scotland to bolster recruitment in 1778, however the practice proved too unpopular and was proscribed again in 1780. The attrition of constant fighting, the inability of the Royal Navy to decisively defeat the French Navy, and the withdrawal of the majority of British forces from North America in 1778 ultimately led to the British army's defeat. The surrender of Cornwallis's army at Yorktown in 1781 allowed the Whig opposition to gain a majority in parliament, and British operations were brought to an end. This Perry Miniatures model kit can be used to represent various British infantry units that fought during the war from 1775-1783 The box contains centre company men (or hat men) of atypical British regiment for the war. The regiments flank companies were normally detached to for combined light and grenadier battalions. They are represented in cut-down coats for campaign and come with three hat variants; the typical cocked hat, the un-cocked hat or board brimmed hat and the ‘Saratoga cap’, cut down from the cocked hat. They can be assembled either at the charge or at the trail ( probably the most common drill position when operating in wooded countryside). The also wear the typical gaiter-trousers or American trousers which became very popular in the war. The officers are in simple undress coats favored on campaign. Box contains: 36 figures plus 2 casualties, units bases, full painting guide This is great addition to your diorama or miniatures gaming collection.

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Revolutionary War Continental Army TOOB®

This Designer Toob includes a handful of important figures from the Revolutionary War that helped America win its independence. The flag bearer, musketeer, drummer boy, fifer, and George Washington figurine stand on their own in proud poses, ready to defend their country! Characteristics: Professionally designed and individually hand painted for life-like realism, these miniatures are well suited for inclusion in war dioramas, as educational resources in or outside of a classroom, as gifts for a history buff, for imaginative play, and more. Follow General Washington into battle to fight for life and liberty! Size and Color: 1.75 inches long, 1.75 inches wide, and 10.5 inches tall, this Designer Toob is a bit smaller than the size of a standard American ruler and contains 5 different figurines that range from 1.25 to 3.75 inches tall. Each miniature is dressed in the navy blue and light gray uniforms common to most soldiers in America’s standing army at the time. The Revolutionary War Continental Army Designer TOOB® is part of the TOOBS® collection All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free 5 pieces per TOOB®. Contents Cannot Be Purchased Individually.

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Revolutionary War Continental Army TOOB®

This Designer Toob includes a handful of important figures from the Revolutionary War that helped America win its independence. The flag bearer, musketeer, drummer boy, fifer, and George Washington figurine stand on their own in proud poses, ready to defend their country! Characteristics: Professionally designed and individually hand painted for life-like realism, these miniatures are well suited for inclusion in war dioramas, as educational resources in or outside of a classroom, as gifts for a history buff, for imaginative play, and more. Follow General Washington into battle to fight for life and liberty! Size and Color: 1.75 inches long, 1.75 inches wide, and 10.5 inches tall, this Designer Toob is a bit smaller than the size of a standard American ruler and contains 5 different figurines that range from 1.25 to 3.75 inches tall. Each miniature is dressed in the navy blue and light gray uniforms common to most soldiers in America’s standing army at the time. The Revolutionary War Continental Army Designer TOOB® is part of the TOOBS® collection All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free 5 pieces per TOOB®. Contents Cannot Be Purchased Individually.

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Ordinary Courage: The Revolutionary War Adventures of Joseph Plumb Martin / Edition 4 - Paperback

This remarkable memoir is one of the most celebrated documents to emerge from the tumult of America’s Revolutionary War. The ordinary and yet exceptional experiences of a young soldier in Washington’s army are given a new life in this fourth edition, sensitively edited for a modern readership. Classic primary source on the Revolutionary War Edited by a leading US authority on the period Now with extra maps and a more extensive bibliography Includes a new Afterword by Karen Guenther on film portrayals of the continental soldier Product DetailsISBN-13: 9781444351354 Publisher: Wiley Publication Date: 07-10-2012 Pages: 232 Product Dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)About the Author James Kirby Martin is the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of History at the University of Houston. He is the award-winning author of 12 books, including Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered (1997), and Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution (with Joseph T. Glatthaar, 2006).Read an Excerpt Click to read or download

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The Revolutionary War (Daily Life Through History Series) - Hardcover

Nearly everyone in the U.S. has studied the Revolutionary War. Too often, however, historians of the Revolution focus on the activity of the army without noticing what was taking place inside the army. Making liberal use of diaries and correspondence by the soldiers and their families, Charles P. Neimeyer tells the stories of the men and women who fought for the young country's independence. Sometimes starting off as rag-tag groups of men shooting off their muskets at geese just for the thrill of the sound, the soldiers became more disciplined and focused. The army recruited a significant number of African American soldiers, who fought side by side with whites. Women also fought and served in the army, either masquerading as male soldiers or providing support for army operations in camp and on the march. Suffering through times of numbing cold and starvation where men boiled their shoes for food, the sheer perseverance of the soldiers in the ranks ultimately won the war for independence. Presenting stories from letters and diaries of the men and women of the time, this volume reveals the stories of fear, exhaustion, hard work, grief, and exhilaration of the people in the camps and on the march. Highlights include: ; Recruitment, which included just about any healthy man willing to serve, including immigrants and enemy POWs ; General Washington's attempts to create a model, respectable army ; Attempts at medical treatment, and the ravages of smallpox, which left men dying at makeshift hospitals ; African American soldiers in the War ; Women's contributions to war efforts, whether in disguise as soldiers, or in filling in for husbands killed in battle ; Daily life in the camp: the monotony, the lack of food and supplies, drinking, sleeping in huts and out in the open, games, letter writing and religious observations ; The failure to fairly pay the soldiers as they mustered out of service The book also includes a timeline that puts dates and events in better perspective; a comprehensive, topically arranged bibliography; and a thorough index. Product DetailsISBN-13: 9780313332289 Publisher: ABC-CLIO Incorporated Publication Date: 02-28-2007 Pages: 232 Product Dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.56(d) Age Range: 14 - 17 Years Series: Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series: American Soldiers' Lives SeriesAbout the Author Charles P. Neimeyer is Director, History Division, United States Marine Corps, Quantico, Virgina. Previously he was Executive Director, Regent University, Washington, DC and before that Academic Dean as well as Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College, and Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the author of numerous publications, including America Goes to War: A Social History of the Continental Army, 1775-1783.

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American War Of Independence Continental Infantry 1776-1783, 28 mm Scale Model Plastic Figures

28mm scale 38 Highly detailed plastic figures Unpainted figures, assembly with glue and painting required Uniform guide included Molded in gray The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was an 18th-century war between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies (allied with France) which declared independence as the United States of America. The box contains 38 Continental Infantry with the option of four to six command figures and up to four Riflrmen. All the rank and file can be assembled in either formal or informal marching poses. Four figures on the 'Rifleman' sprue can be made up as either riflemen skirmishing or Continentals marching (formal and informal) in hunting shirts. These can be mixed in with the rest of the infantry, who are wearing coats, to create a less regular look to the unit. The command sprue offers the option of up to three officer types and up to two standard bearer options. A drummer and two sergeant arms are also included with all the figures in the box, you also have the choice of three different types of head gear; the cocked hat, the short-brimmed round hat and a peaked cap. Although the box is dated from 1776, when the continental system came in, there are many regiments from 1775 that can be assembled and are included in the painting guide. A full painting guide (with over 120 uniforms), flags and unit bases are also included. This is great addition to your diorama or miniatures gaming collection.

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The Revolutionary War (Cornerstones of Freedom: Third Series) - Paperback

Learn about the events which lead up to the Revolutionary War, the decisive battles, and the personalities involved on both sides.Even before the first glorious ring of the Liberty Bell, America was a land of freedom and promise. The Cornerstones of Freedom series explores what inspires people from all over the world to start life anew here, endure the economic and social upheavals, and defend the land and rights that are unique to the United States of America. Product DetailsISBN-13: 9780531265642 Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Publication Date: 09-08-2011 Pages: 64 Product Dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d) Age Range: 9 - 12 Years Series: Cornerstones of Freedom: Third Series

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Iron Tears: America's Battle for Freedom, Britain's Quagmire: 1775-1783 - Paperback

A startling new history of the Revolutionary War, told from the perspectives of both the colonists and the colonizers.For generations, Americans have been taught to view the Revolutionary War as a heroic tale of resistance, exclusively from the perspective of the Continental army and the Founding Fathers. Now, in Iron Tears, master historian Stanley Weintraub offers the first account that examines the war from three divergent and distinct vantage points: the battlefields; the American leadership under George Washington; and—most originally—that of England, embroiled in controversy over the war. Iron Tears renders an unprecedented account of the fight for American independence through British eyes, while dramatically narrating the battles that were waged across the Atlantic from Lexington to Yorktown and beyond. As the general, whom the British snobbishly and demeaningly referred to as “Mr. Washington,” rallied to keep his ragged and overmatched Continentals together and create a nation, “iron tears” fell from redcoat muskets and cannons, as well as from the demoralized eyes of the defeated British. Weintraub's multifaceted analysis will forever change and expand our view of the American Revolution. Product DetailsISBN-13: 9781476772134 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: 01-11-2014 Pages: 416 Product Dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)About the Author Stanley Weintraub is Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities at Penn State University and the author of notable histories and biographies including 11 Days in December, Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce, MacArthur's War, Long Day's Journey into War, and A Stillness Heard Round the World: The End of the Great War. He lives in Newark, Delaware.

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