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, October 28, 2012

Continentals in Hunting Shirts

Continental Officer in hunting shirt and standing horse
I just received the pictures from Richard yesterday of the newest additions to the Fife & Drum AWI range of figures. Please click on the pictures to enlarge the view. We are adding 12 new Continentals in hunting shirts and tricorn hats, including a mounted officer, and a new standing horse. You can either have a complete battalion or regiment in hunting shirts, or you can sprinkle a few hunting shirts into units that wear primarily a uniform coat. Or visa versa, add a couple of Continentals in uniform coat to your regiment of guys in hunting shirts.

We also received the two Royal Artillery crewmen to man the Amusette. The Amusette set (AE-6) will include 2 crew and 1 wooden mantle for a price of $8.00 per set. You could typically post a pair of mantles on each side of your British artillery battery to provide added protection for the artillery crew.

We have 8 different figures that you can use to create a firing line of Continentals in hunting shirts. The standard bearer and drummer are standing, rather than walking, while the officer looks rather jaunty and heroic as he looks over the horizon. The casualty figure has a lot of character too. I think that he might be getting knocked off his feet by a blast from that 1-pound wall gun used by the Amusette crew.

The greens are on their way to Griffin Designs for mould production and casting, so I would imagine that we will have these figures into production towards the end of November 2012.

Continental officer in hunting shirt and standing horse.

Amusette crew with 1-pound wall gun.

AE-6: Amusette set (2 crew and mantle)
Continental Command - firing line in hunting shirts.

Firing line command - rear view.

Continental firing line in hunting shirts.

Continental firing line. Rear view.

Continentals in hunting shirts, marching.

Continentals marching, rear view.

New Catalog Listings

I have now added a catalog of all of the Fife & Drum AWI figures to this blog. Click on one of the page tabs shown below the picture on the home page. You will see a bar that lists:

American Forces
Crown Forces
Artillery Equipment

Simply click on the page tab to view the contents of each page. You can also click on the individual pictures to make them larger.

We are working on creating a dedicated Fife & Drum web page and hope to have it up and running by the end of 2012.

Finally, I just received the pictures of the greens for the Continental troops in hunting shirts and they are on their way to Griffin Designs for casting. So I would imagine that these figures will be in production by the end of November 2012. I will post some pictures of the greens this week.