IHMN107 - Prince of Wales Extraordinary Company (In Her Majesty's Name)
This Adventuring Company is made up of 11 figures:
This Company is a unit, based in the barracks at Horseguards' Parade, London, which has been formed as a quick reaction force to deal with the more "unusual" events occurring across the Empire. Its members are drawn from across the British Army's many and diverse regiments. They are well equipped with "normal" weapons and armor, but tend not to have access to the more exotic recent inventions, as these take forever to gain Ordnance Board approval. The Company is currently commanded by a very promising young officer, Captain Charles Napier. He will often lead sections of the company into battle personally. A company is, of course, normally commanded by a Major. The Commanding Officer of the Extraordinary Company is, strictly speaking, Major Horace Bullington-Smythe. However, he is officially Missing in Action following a particularly disastrous mission in North Africa. There's a strong rumor going round the Company that "Major B-S", as he is known to the troops, is actually in a specialist sanatorium on a remote Scottish island. Whatever the truth, neither the Prince of Wales nor Horseguards has shown any inclination to appoint a new C.O. Also, typical Horseguards bureaucracy means that Napier, although the senior Captain, has not yet been granted brevet-Major rank, even though he has been "acting up" for some time.
– Napier's Section in the IHMN rules, many of the examples are based on the exploits of one of the Extraordinary Company's sections – Captain Napier, Sergeant Borrage, Private Davies, and others will be familiar to anyone who reads the whole rulebook. The bold Captain's normal outfit is himself, Sgt. John Borrage, Dr. James Wilson, Sapper Jones, and a group of Riflemen.
The figures are 28mm sized, made of metal and supplied unpainted. Examples here painted by Kev Dallimore. For painting guide visit Kev Dallimore's on-line magazine.
In Her Majesty's Name is copyright Osprey Publishing.