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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Continental Command Figures Arrive!

This is just a quick note to let everyone know that the Continental infantry command figures arrived today along with considerable reinforcements for the rank and file and for the British Guards. So now we have everything that you need in stock to create Continental regiments (marching and firing), British Guards, British light infantry and American Militia.

I will post pictures within the next couple of days and hopefully paint some samples over the weekend.

Monday, September 5, 2011

British Guards & Continentals Pix

British Brigade of Guards figures from Fife & Drum (click pix to enlarge)

I have finally been able to post some pictures of the painted samples of the latest figures that are now available from the Fife & Drum range of AWI miniatures. The picture above depicts the eight figures representing the Brigade of Guards. The two figures on the left are the flank companies soldier and NCO, both are wearing the hat-cap with a front plate and horsehair roach. The grenadier and light companies are only differentiated by the ensignia on the plate of the cap: a grenade for the grenadiers and the letters "LI" for the light infantry.

In a pinch, one could also use the centre company figures for line infantry. The main difference is that the Guards wore a bayonet scabbard on the front right side and they had a "tub & strap" water canteen instead of the metal canteen used by the line regiments.

Please note that when you click the picture to enlarge the viewing, that there is some distortion in the pictures which become larger than the actual figures.

Guards centre company men skirmishing.

Guards centre company command.

(L-R) Guards centre coy. man, centre coy. NCO, flank coy. man, and flank coy. NCO

Same as previous picture
I also have some of the Continentals samples painted for your inspection. Please note that the infantry command figures (officer, drummer, standard bearer and NCO) are at the caster's having the moulds made for production, so I should have Continental command and marching and skirmishing figures shortly.

(L-R) Continental mtd officer, 4 marching variants, Continental general.

Continentals skirmishing or use for a firing line.

Continental skirmishers face off against British Guards.

As always, if you are interested in ordering these figures, then contact me via e-mail ( to place orders or obtain more information.