|Civilian driver in hat and waistcoat (left), shown on a cavalry horse.|
We have been busy at Fife & Drum, lately, getting our new civilian artillery limber drivers ready for production. The figures include one civilian driver in hat and waistcoat and another civilian driver wearing a tricorn and coat. While both are designed to use in the Fife & Drum AWI figure range, they would be equally at home in Europe, driving a supply wagon in service of any European army. These two figures replace the existing Fife & Drum civilian riders and horses, which are now out of production and will be retired. They old versions were sculpted by another sculptor and I wanted to replace them with Richard Ansell designed figures so that everything would match up and be consistent.
We have also added an Austrian and a Prussian limber horse driver to use for War of Austrian Succession or Seven Years War - both are wearing uniform coats and tricorn hats. I will post pictures of them in a couple of days as I wanted to focus on the civilians today. I am really excited to add the uniformed drivers to the Minden range - I have been using the RSM limber driver (looking over his shoulder) and I wanted more variety and options. Now we have both.
We have also added four new limber team horses to the range, pictured after the drivers in this blog posting.
|Civilian driver in hat and waistcoat (right)|
|Civilian driver in tricorn and coat (left)|
|Civilian driver in tricorn and coat (right)|
|Limber Horse 1 - for rider|
|Limber Horse 2 - for rider|
|Limber Horse 3|
|Limber Horse 4|
Eventually, we might add some standing limber horses to the range, but I like what we have now.
All of the above greens have been sent off to Griffin Moulds to have the production moulds made and the new figures cast. (actually, LH 3 and LH4 are already in production and available now; the other two horses are waiting for moulds).