NEW FIGURES! Eleven new figures, representing the armies of China in the late Nineteenth Century, are now available. Two additional figures, a Tigerman and a second infantryman advancing wearing more traditional dress will be added in early 2023. Check out the new Osprey Men at Arms book 'Armies of The First Sino-Japanese War 1894-1895', published in October 2022 and see John Kersey's excellent book review in the 'WARGAMING' section of this site.
Sino-Japanese War 1894-95
The First Sino-Japanese War (25 July 1894-17 April 1895) was fought between China and Japan primarily over influence in Korea. After more than six months of unbroken successes by Japanese land and naval forces and the loss of the port of Weihaiwei, the Qing government sued or peace in February 1895. For the first time, regional dominance in East Asia shifted from China to Japan. In China the war is known as the War of Jiawu, in Japan as the Japan-Qing War and in Korea as Qing-Japan War.