I think anyone who has studied the colonial wars have come across Michael Barthorps' books on different campaigns of the Victorian period. I have several of his books and went looking for more. I have bought several books in the last week by various authors about British colonial wars and they have started arriving. In the meantime , I have started reading Donald Featherstones' KHAKI AND RED, which is a good overview of the period.
When I started getting back into toy soldiers one manufacturer that caught my attention was William Hocker, who made a line of colonial British soldiers along the style of Wm. Britains. At the time I bought a catalog of color picture of his line. Looking at the pictures, I have been thinking of painting some of the Peter Laing figures using the Wm. Hocker pictures as a guide. I have already painted a unit of the Royal Berkshire Regiment.
|This book covers the first Maori War.|
|My Peter Laing Royal Berkshire Regiment.|