CT 002 First Madras Pioneers 1880 regimient 1
Painted 1:30 scale toy soldiers.
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The term "Madras Pioneers" is related to the pioneer corps as well as the sapper and miner units that were part of the Madras presidential army.
They were founded in 1780 as two companies of pioneers who received the name of Madras Pioneers, but was renamed in 1831 as the Corps of Sappers and Miners of Madras. At the same time, a separate Madras Pioneer Corps continued to exist throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, having been disbanded in 1933 along with the rest of the British Army's pioneer regiments in India.
This figure wears the basic uniform of the Madras pioneers in the late 19th century and is based on an old British illustration. That same illustration was used to create the costumes that the Madras pioneers wore in the films dedicated to "Sandokan", the famous character of "Emilio Salgari" starring Steve Reeves.