The Black Watch has appeared in the King & Country inventory several times since the company began in 1984.
During the 1980’s and 1990’s we produced a series of ‘Parade’ figures that included marching Highlanders, Colour Parties and a number of different ‘Pipes & Drums’ sets.
In more recent times we have had ‘Napoleonic’ Black Watch fighting the Emperor’s armies at Waterloo as well as taking part in WW2.
Now, we are going back to the more colourful days when the ‘Watch’ and other Scottish Regiments of the Line wore bright red scarlet tunics, feather bonnets and swinging kilts and sporrans.
The ceremonial uniforms worn by these ‘parading figures’ are those that were in use from 1908, when the MKⅢ Lee Enfield rifle was introduced, up until 1939 when WW2 began.
The figures you see here are just the ‘Advance Guard’ of The Black Watch on parade... Many more are to follow.
In an infantry regiment of this period only a few of the battalion officers would be mounted; The Colonel, his Second-in-Command and the Regimental Adjutant... All others marched on foot alongside their men.
It should be noted that kilt-wearing was not a good choice while horse riding... therefore tartan trews, in the Regimental tartan, was adopted.
Scale 1:30 / 60mm