Fife & Drum Miniatures is a range of 1/56 scale figures (approximately 30mm in height) sculpted by Richard Ansell, and is devoted to the American War of Independence. The figures may be purchased from Der Alte Fritz through this blog, using Paypal for payment. Click on the page tabs for Crown Forces, American forces and artillery equipment to see pictures of the individual figures.

Winner of the "Best Historical Miniatures Range of 2011" by The Miniatures Page.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

What's Next?

The results of the poll are in and I want to thank the 92 people who voted. Here are the results:

1. Artillery crew (both sides)   39 votes
2. Dragoons (both sides)          23 votes
3. Personalities                         22 votes
4. More Militia                         14 votes
5. Continentals variants            12 votes

For most of the voting period, artillery and personalities were running neck in neck in what appeared to be a tight race. But then, the artillery had a strong finish and the personalities faded to third as the dragoon votes caught them at the end.

So here is what will come next - we plan to add two sets of four crew for both the Continentals and the British. Once crew will be in firing poses, while the second crew will be loading the gun or positioning the field piece.

There will also be a pair of limber horses and some civilian drivers.

And finally, we will have the limbers and start off with 3-pd and 6-pd field guns for both armies. However, it is not my turn in the sculpting queue yet, so I would estimate that we will bring the artillery to market around May/June 2012.

After that, who knows? It will either be Continentals in hunting shirts, dragoons or personalities.

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