Dragon did some great stuff then, daring to venture into other eras and making some great figures, not simply rehashing parts and putting them out as they do now.
The attention to detail is amazing, with each part expertly crafted and put together. The scarlet tunic and Oxford mix trousers are of the highest quality in terms of material and stitching.
Some very sharp eyed collectors/historians have pointed out that the locket buckle is of the officer's pattern and not an NCO's
Water bottle of that era - probably contained liquor as we have so often seen in the movies - to keep warm at night whilst on guard duty
After the decimation of the 24th Regiment of Foot soldiers by 20,000 Zulus at Isandlwana camp, the 100+ soldiers at Rorke's Drift repelled 4,000 Zulu warriors on 22 January 1879. The Regiment was awarded 11 Victoria Crosses, the most ever received in a single action by a regiment in the British Army. There's also Private Williams by DiD bearing Michael Caine's head sculpt.