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2nd China War 1859-60 & Operations Against the Taipings in the 1860's

The 2nd China War was a campaign in Northern China by the British and French to force the Chinese Emperor to grant trade concessions which had been exacted from the Chinese during the 1st Opium War of 1839-42. They attacked the Taku Forts (twice) on Peiho River. After capturing them they marched the remaining 80 miles to Peking.

Appropriate figures for French Infantry can be found in our Crimean War section.

Click here for our Guide to Uniforms of the 2nd China War 1859-60

Sculpted by Michael and Alan Perry