Valiant Miniature Kit# 9814 - Mounted US Cavalryman, Indian Wars 1870 - 90. Isolated on small desolate outposts, chasing an enemy rarely seen but ever present, the Indian-fighting Cavalry of the American plains led an unglamorous life of exhaustion, boredom, physical misery and disease, occasionally punctuated by just enough glory to make it all seem worthwhile. Yet this is clearly the stuff legends are made of, for the legacy of the "Pony Soldiers" is one of the richest in American history. The men were not particularly heroic, nor were their officers particularly brilliant. The troopers were generally drawn from the castaways, rejects, and drifters of society, who could not find other means of employment. The officers were of a higher caste, but had a great deal of "civilized" warfare to unlearn before they could lead troops effectively against the unorthodox tactics of their enemy. Nevertheless, these elements combined to overcome the parsimonious attitude of Congress and produced some of the finest fighting cavalry the world has ever seen. The troopers of Custer's 7th, the famous "Buffalo Soldiers" of the Colored Regiments - all have become part of the folklore and traditions of the American West.
This item is an unpainted and unassembled white metal (lead free) hobby kits in the 54mm International collectors scale. Standing Figures in this scale measure Approximately 2-1/2" to 3".
Kit is recommended for ages 8+
Artist Credits – Sculpted By Fred Lombardo / Painted Master By Fred Lombardo