The Metal Toy Soldiers of Wm. Hocker, Proprietor


Quite separate from the regular British Army, the Indian Army of the late 19th Century, Indian troops under the command of British officers, consists of separate forces corresponding to British administrative areas of the sub-continent. The Presidencies of Bengal, Madras, and Bombay each have armies, there is a Punjab Frontier Force and several regiments, including the large Hyderabad Contingent, serve directly under the Government of India. The armies are supplemented by the Royal Artillery. More experienced than British Regulars (and perhaps considered more expendable), Indian regiments, in particular the Bengal and Punjab Forces (see the North-West Frontier Campaigns), are often the most relied upon troops in many Victorian campaigns.

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2Kohat Camel Battery
13 pieces
$280
5Royal Artillery Elephant Battery
14 pieces
$480
6Royal Artillery Bullock Draught
34 pieces
$620$558
8Queens Own Corps of Guides
13 pieces
$360
913th Bengal Lancers
9 pieces
$190$171
1945th Rattray's Sikhs
8 pieces
$180
20Governor General's Bodyguard
5 pieces
$180$162
21Prince of Wales Own Gurkhas
8 pieces
$180
225th Bombay Cavalry
5 pieces
$180
23Duke of Connaught's Own Baluchis
16 pieces
$360$324
241st Madras Lancers
5 pieces
$180
25Queen's Own Madras Sappers & Miners
9 pieces
$190$171
26Artillery of the Hyderabad Contingent
14 pieces
$390$351
27Islamic Indian Building Blocks
70 pieces
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28Peshawar Mountain Battery
15 pieces
$360
55Punjab Irregular Force Infantry
8 pieces
$150$135
562nd Punjab Cavalry
5 pieces
$180$162
593rd Bengal Light Cavalry
5 pieces
$180$162
62Pipers of the 1st Sikhs
8 pieces
$180$162
64Band of the 7th Rajputs
16 pieces
$360$324
65Band of the 11th Bengal Lancers
10 pieces
$360$324
124Bombay Sappers&Miners Telegraph Section
11 pieces
$190
12523rd Bengal Native Infantry (Punjab Pioneers)
9 pieces
$190$171
1346th Punjab Infantry
8 pieces
$180$162
137Band of the 1st Bombay Grenadiers
8 pieces
$180$162
1473rd Bengal Cavalry
5 pieces
$180
25915th Ludihana Sikhs
8 pieces
$180$162

Since 1983