15mm COLONIAL RANGES.
Italian 1890's. Abyssinian.
WARRIORS OF ABYSSINIA
This range of figures depicts warriors of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) during the late 19th century. They can also be used to represent earlier and later periods as there was very little change in appearance, their clothing being mainly tribal or regional. Firearms became more common, especially after the Italian defeat at Adowa in 1896.
A 1 Mounted chiefs(2), standard bearer (1).
A 2 Foot command; chiefs, drummer, trumpeter (2 each)
A 3 Emperor, Bishop, Parasol bearer, 2 standard bearers.
A 4 Galla horsemen with rifles.
A 5 Galla horsemen with javelins.
A 6 Amhara horsemen with spears.
A 7 Amhara horsemen with short javelins.
A 8 Bodyguard / Retainer infantry. Spear, shield, slung rifle.
A 9 Masai warrior, throwing broad blade spear.
A10 Gall warrior. Mix sword, axe, shield.
A11 Somali / Danakil tribesman. Spear & shield.
A12 Bana tribesman. Mix spear, sickle sword, shield.
A13 Artillery crew (6)
A14 Mountain gun. (used by Abyssinians, British & Italians).
ITALIAN COLONIAL 1890--1900
IC 1 Mounted officers. 3 assorted.
IC 2 Italian infantry officers. (6)
IC 3 Italian infantry advancing, fixed bayonets
IC 4 Italian infantry standing firing.
IC 5 Italian infantry loading / at the ready.
IC 6 Besagliari advancing. Fixed bayonet.
IC 7 Besagliari standing firing.
IC 8 Besagliari loading / at the ready.
IC 9 Italian infantry, covered helmet , advancing, fixed bayonet.
IC10 Italian infantry, covered helmet, standing firing.
IC11 Italian infantry, covered helmet, loading / at the ready.
IC12 Askari command. Officers (3), buglers (3)
IC13 Askari in fez, advancing, fixed bayonet.
IC14 Askari in fez, standing firing.
IC15 Askari in fez, loading / at the ready.
IC16 Askari in turbanned fez, advancing, fixed bayonet.
IC17 Askari in turbanned fez, standing firing.
IC18 Askari in turbanned fez, loading / at the ready.
IC19 Askari artillery crew (6)
IC20 Casualty pack. Dead Italians (6)