Category Archives: Expeditionary Force of Singapore

New: Expeditionary Force releases American Militia in Civilian Dress – 54mm plastic toy soldier set

Here’s another new set from the prolific manufacturer Expeditionary Force of Singapore. Cast in 54mm, these figures can be used for a variety of settings, including the War of 1812,  Indian Wars, the Alamo and the American Civil War.

View our entire range of Expeditionary Force figures on our website

New: Expeditionary Force Ancient Persian plastic toy soldiers – two new sets

Expeditionary Force of Singapore has released two more sets to complement their extensive range of Ancient Persians.  All sets in the series are cast in 60mm.

To view all the Persians we offer from Expeditionary Force, start on our website at Expeditionary Force plastic toy soldiers
then select from the Filter list on the left:
Era: Ancient World, subEra: Persia
As of this writing you’ll find 16 sets on offer.

 

New: Expeditionary Force 54mm plastic Napoleonics – Part II The British

Expeditionary Force makes the best plastic toy soldiers in the world. Each time they release a new range of figures, it immediately sets a new standard for sculpting, detail and realism. Now they are turning their attention to the Napoleonic Era (which also includes the Battle of New Orleans). The new sets cover infantry, cavalry and artillery units – an astonishing accomplishment. They promise to expand the range even further in the future.

All figures require simple assembly with glue. Every box comes with extra arms and weapons which allows for much customization.

We expect our first shipment by the end of July.

Our first post covered the new Expeditionary Force Napoleonic French Army (view post)

British Army

View our previous post in the series: The French

View all our Expeditionary Force figures

 

New: Expeditionary Force 54mm plastic Napoleonics – Part I The French

Expeditionary Force makes the best plastic toy soldiers in the world. Each time they release a new range of figures, it immediately sets a new standard for sculpting, detail and realism. Now they are turning their attention to the Napoleonic Era (which also includes the Battle of New Orleans). The new sets cover infantry, cavalry and artillery units – an astonishing accomplishment. They promise to expand the range even further in the future.

All figures require simple assembly with glue. Every box comes with extra arms and weapons which allows for much customization.

We expect our first shipment by the end of July.

French Army

View our second post in the series: The British

View all our Expeditionary Force figures

 

New and in stock: Expeditionary Force Zulu War British Landing Parties

Naval Brigade in Alexandria 1882

Now in stock are the latest releases from Expeditionary Force of Singapore: three sets devoted to British Naval Brigades of the Zulu War .

royal-navy-gatling bookHistorical Background

In numerous campaigns of their colonial wars of conquest, the British military fielded naval landing forces in support of their regular army units. The addition of temporary “Naval Brigades,” formed by removing Royal Marines and ordinary sailors from the local fleet offshore, bolstered the power of the fighting force and offered, in several instances, the opportunity of fielding artillery units not to be found in the regular army.

Seamen were trained in land operations at the gunnery school at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth, and that effort paid off, as naval landing parties took part in sixteen different campaigns from 1810 through 1900, including the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny, the Zulu War, the Sudan Campaign, the Boer War and the Boxer Rebellion.

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The artillery in these units ranged from elephant-drawn heavy siege guns, as seen in the Indian Mutiny, to the powerful Gatling Gun batteries brought along for the Zulu War and Sudan Campaign.

The new Expeditionary Force Naval Brigade figures

Expeditionary Force’s three units of naval combat troops include one of the only Gatling Gun batteries ever produced in plastic.

EXPZBR06g British Naval Gatling Gun Team - Late 19th Century

EXPZBR06g British Naval Gatling Gun Team – view/purchase on our website

EXPBR06g – Naval Gatling Gun Set
This set includes two magazine-fed Gatling Guns, the predecessor of the modern machine gun. Manned by a well-trained crew, the Gatling was capable of firing 400 rounds per minute. Its effectiveness was shown in the Zulu War at the battle of Ulundi, and in the Sudan at El Teb. The set includes two Gatlings and nine crewmen. A wide selection of spare parts allows for considerable customization of the figures. Assembly required.

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EXPZBR06s Naval Landing Party – Flat Caps – view/purchase on our website

EXPBR06s – Naval Landing Party in Flat Caps
This set includes nine sailors in action, wearing standard-issue naval head gear. A wide selection of spare parts allows for considerable customization of the figures. Assembly required.

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EXPZBR06h Naval Landing Party – Sennett Hats – view/purchase on our website

EXPBR06h – Naval Landing Party in Straw “Sennett” Caps
This set includes nine sailors in action, wearing the straw caps which helped ward off the heat and glare of the sun. A wide selection of spare parts allows for considerable customization of the figures. Assembly required.

 

New from Expeditionary Force: Persian Army Range Expanded

Expeditionary Force has started off the new year with three one-of-a-kind sets for their Persian Army range. These supplementary units expand the Persian host’s defensive capabilities in ways that never been explored in either plastic or metal figures.

EXPPSN09 Ancient Persian Pavisiers and Archers - Sparabara

EXPPSN09 Ancient Persian Pavisiers and Archers – Sparabara

First is their “Sparabara” Unit (EXPPSN09). This set includes an officer, four Persian archers and four infantrymen who hold up huge wicker shields to protect the bowmen from counter-fire. Like many history buffs, I was aware of the Medieval Pavissiers, crossbowmen who sheltered behind large shields in order to afford themselves some protection from counter-fire while they reloaded, but this ancient version of the unit was new to me.  View/purchase set on our website here.

EXPPSN10 Ancient Persian Royal Guards

EXPPSN10 Ancient Persian Royal Guards

Next comes the Persian Royal Guard (EXPPSN10). The Great King’s personal protection set includes 8 spearmen, and a standard bearer who can also be equipped as an officer. This set features separate weapons, and includes “Hoplon” shields, the huge bronze discs originally carried by heavy Greek hoplite infantry. View/purchase set on our website here.

EXPPSN11 Ancient Persian Artillery with Bolt Shooters

EXPPSN11 Ancient Persian Artillery with Bolt Shooters

Finally – and the best one saved for last – is a set of ancient-era torsion-powered light artillery (EXPPSN11). To my knowledge, this is the first set of its kind ever offered in plastic! It includes an officer, four Persian artillerymen and four infantrymen who hold up huge wicker shields to protect the crewmen from counter-fire. The centerpiece of the set is a group of two torsion-powered bolt-throwers, whose missiles could reach out and decimate oncoming enemies at a great distance. A third bolt thrower is included as a spare.  I knew the Romans used this type of weapon to reinforce their defensive lines, but had never heard of such weapons being employed by the Persians. What a great addition to the Expeditionary Force range, which now numbers over 90 sets! View/purchase set on our website here.

All sets are cast in tan-colored plastic and are in perfect scale to Expeditionary Force’s Greeks, as well as Toy Soldiers of San Diego’s and Fencibles’ ancient-era figures. Each set comes with separate interchangeable weapons. All must be assembled, but because they all come with extra parts, the possibilities for customization are enormous.

View the entire range of Expeditionary Force of Singapore on our website here.

New from Expeditionary Force: Ancient Persian ‘Immortals’ in Robes – first of their Persians with interchangeable weapons

Expeditionary Force of Singapore has released a new set of Ancient Persian Immortals, their first Persians with interchangeable weapons. These figures arrive with weapons cast separately. They can be easily changed between figures, allowing for greater flexibility, and minimizing the bending that can occur when weapons and arms are cast in one piece.  Expeditionary Force has already produced ten Persian sets, including a first version Immortals set. Including color variations, we now have 90 sets of Expeditionary Force listed on our website – an incredible number from this young company.

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Expeditionary Force’s Ancient Persian ‘Immortals’ in Robes – view/order on our website