|Francis Marion (the "Swamp Fox")|
Christmas comes early in Hesse Seewald as I received a collection of pictures from Richard Ansell depicting his work on the AWI personalities that Fife & Drum is issuing as part of its Kickstarter Project. The three personalities include General Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox) and his nemesis, Banastre Tarleton, and also Hessian general Baron von Knyphausen.
As far as I know, Fife & Drum is the first miniatures company to ever issue a figure of Francis Marion. He is depicted wearing his trademark leather cap of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment, in which he was commissioned as a captain. He was later commissioned a Lt. Colonel by Congress in 1776. Marion missed being captured at Charleston, along with the rest of Ben Lincoln's Continental Army when it surrendered to Clinton's British army in 1780, having left the city to recuperate at home from a broken ankle.
|Banastre Tarleton ("Bloody Ban")|
|Baron von Knyphausen|
Finally, we have Baron von Knyphausen available to lead our eventual range of AWI Hessians. This figure has a lot of character and personality and I can picture him doing double duty as a Prussian senior general in my SYW armies, or perhaps even as the king of some Imagination army in 18th Century Europe.
All three personality figures will be offered first to our Kickstarter Backers, afterwhich, they will be made available to the general public.
Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think about these three gentlemen.