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.

Artillery Equipment

All of our artillery equipment and artillery crew are found together on this same page.

British Artillery Crew

The British artillery crew are depicted in their campaign uniforms and are suitable for either the 1777-78 Philadelphia Campaign or the 1777 Saratoga Campaign. You can also use the American gun crews wearing tricorn hats as British artillery crew in regulation uniforms.

AE-12. British Artillery Crew Firing (set of 4 figures)

AE-11. British Artillery Crew Loading (set of 4 figures)
British AE-11 crew shown with AE-3 6-Pound Cannon.
AE-3 British 6-Pounder. This cannon can be used by either British or American artillery crews.

American Artillery Crew
These figures may be used for either Continental artillery crew or for British artillerists in their home uniforms.

American crew loading (AE-13) set of 4 figures. Shown with AE-2 Swedish 4-pounder cannon.

American crew firing (AE-14) set of 4 figures. Shown with AE-1 French 4-pounder Valliere system cannon.

AE-1 French 4-pounder Vallier system cannon. This can also be used for the Seven Years War French army.

AE-2 Swedish 4-pounder provided by France, used by Americans in the AWI. This can also be used for the SYW.

AE-4 Galloper gun (3-pdr Verbrugen tube on a Pattison carriage). Used by British and Americans.
AE-4 set. 3-pounder shown unlimbered.
AE-5 Limber set includes British limber, two horses and civilian rider. Use for both sides.

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