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Plastic Toy Soldiers

Plastic Toy Soldiers

Painted WW I East Africa Playset
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Painted WW I East Africa Playset (62 pieces - including 33 painted figures - with free domestic shipping) Playsets by TSC | TSCPCS03-091 $628.58$439.00

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Painted Plastic 54mm (1/32nd - about 2 1/4 inches high)

Royal African Rifles to the Rescue

The East African campaign of World War One was barely a sideshow to the main fighting in the trenches of Western Europe. It wasn't as important to the resolution of the conflict as The Middle Eastern Campaign, in which Lawrence of Arabia participated, or the fighting in the Alps between the Italians and the Austrians. But it holds a place of fascination for history buffs as it was almost entirely fought by surrogates. Germans commanded their local Askari troops in a guerrilla war against the British King's African Rifles, South African infantry and artillery, Belgian "Force Publique" and Indian troops under British command. Only 1 lone British regiment participated. The campaign was fought over vast stretches of ground, including what are now modern Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This playset captures not only the land aspects of the campaign, but also its naval struggle, which took place in and around Lake Tanganyika. The British used steam launches, such as the beautiful tinplate one included in the set,, to suppress German naval power on the lake. Of the 35 figures included in the regular set, most are in unique poses and all are in authentic uniforms.

Contents (enlarged from original contents:
3 German Colonials Troops
12 African Askaris

The Allies:
3 British infantry
5 Kenyan infantry of the King's African Rifles
3 South African artilleryman with 1 field piece
3 South African infantrymen
3 Indian infantrymen
3 Belgian Congolese Force Publique

Accessories:
A long out-of production Painted Tinplate Steam Boat which sits on its own base.
A BMC ruined farmhouse
12 BMC sandbag walls
6 BMC long sections of barbed wire
3 Marx recast large rock formations.

All figures are packed in flat toy soldier storage boxes while the accessories come in a traditional playset box.
Poses and unit types vary from those shown in photograph
Our Toy Soldier Company playsets ship free to domestic U.S. addresses only using regular ground delivery. For information on express delivery and international orders, click on our Shipping Rates button at the bottom of any page.



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