Back to Britains box-ticking with this post, these are still very common, the only problematical aspect is the pole arms which were polystyrene and are breaking faster than the figures get damaged, so you often find the figures without weapons, or with damaged weapons, or 'borrowed' Timpo or other tools!
I really like them none-the-less, as we had them as kids and being Hong Kong-for-Herald PVC they took a lot of punishment...except the pole-arms! And they were/are nice sculpts, possibly early Ron Cameron work?
To go deeper into the variation thing - you can look for different shield stickers, the goldie-coloured silver, both shades of yellow and variations on the belt painting of blue/black pole-arm man. Mounted and siege crew another day...
Minifigs - 18th Century 2
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