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.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The British (Greens) Are Coming!

Today I received some pictures from Richard Ansell showing the next batch of 16 figures that we will be adding to the Fife & Drum range very soon. This new set includes British centre company and grenadier company figures, plus two stylish mounted officers. The greens will be sent to the caster soon and hopefully we can get these fellows into production very quickly. I would imagine that this would be sometime in February 2012, but don't hold me to that until I speak to the fellows handling the production end of things. :)

So let us see what we have in the pipeline. First of all, there are 8 British centre company figures in the adapted campaign uniform, as used in the 1777 campaign and on through the end of the war. Thus you can use the same figures for the Philadelphia/Monmouth campaign as well as for the Southern Theatre with Greene and Cornwallis testing each other's mettle.

British Centre Company Rank & File (4 variants)

British Centre Company Command figures:

Grenadier Company Rank & File (2 marching variants and 1 advancing pose)

Grenadier Command and Firing Pose:

British Mounted Officers (front views shown at the top of the page):


  1. Now you've done it! I'll need to purchase a couple of those mounted British officers when they have been cast. Seriously.

    Best Regards,


  2. Highlanders? Absolutely yes! They are probably my favorite troop type in the British army. I wanted to get the "mainstream" infantry types done first before adding the Highlanders.

    And after that perhaps some Hessians and French too.



  3. Jim,

    they look lovely, love the Brit officers also, how do they compare to perry's height wise?