The King’s African Rifles (KAR) were a multi-battalion British colonial regiment raised from Britain’s African possessions in East Africa from 1902 until independence in the 1960s. The KAR performed both military and internal security functions within the colonial territories, and served outside these territories during the World Wars. The rank and file askaris were drawn from native inhabitants, while most of the officers were seconded from the British Army.

28mm KAR 2: Riflemen


These four figures depict riflemen of 1 KAR, 2 KAR and 4 KAR up until 1917. They wear the 1903 bandolier equipment that was introduced before WWI and are armed with ‘long’ Lee Enfield rifles. They also represent these particular battalions prior to the war where they carried out local actions against tribal raids and maintained law and order in the region.

This pack also contains two SMLE Lee Enfields for additional weapons options.28mm KAR 2: Riflemen quantity

Heads available with neck flap down or neck flap folded up.

(Recent research I have found that 3 KAR which wore McKennzie leather equipment at the outbreak of WWI in East Africa soon went over to the 1903 so could also be represented by these figures. The exact date I am not sure of)


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