|The flank companies of the British Brigade of Guards, circa 1777.|
Fife and Drum Miniatures
|Flank companies of the Guards form up in front of the Savage Swan public house |
somewhere in Pennsylvania in 1777.
On November 22, 2010 I announced the formation of a new figure range of American Revolution miniatures done in 1/56 scale, sculpted by Richard Ansell. On December 2, 2010 the venture was formally name Fife and Drum Miniatures.
The very first figures in the F&D range were the British Brigade of Guards because at that time, no other company made such figures in 1/56 scale (suitable for 28mm and 30mm miniatures).
Over the years a couple of other companies have added the British Brigade of Guards to their product ranges (notably the recent announcement by Perry Miniatures). However, since the FD Guards figures are now nearly ten years old, they have been forgotten by some of our customers and I thought that it would be a good time to remind people of the Fife and Drum Miniatures British Guards.
The two pictures at the top of this page depict the flank companies of the British Guard. These men wore a cap with a front plate and front brim. The center company men wore a round hat turned up on the right side.
|Brigade of Guards center company soldiers on the march.|
The British Guards packs available include the following:
BA-004 Guards Command (6 figures) $12.00
BA-005 Guards Center Company Marching (8 figures) $16.00
BA-006 Guards Skirmishers in Round Hats (8 figures) $16.00
BA-007 Guards Flank Company Marching (8 figures) $16.00
BR-003 Guards Regimental Pack (30 figures) $52.00 (13% discount)
|Guards skirmishers, firing and cocking musket. |
The officer figure is from the Light Infantry set of figures.
|Overhead view of the Brigade of British Guards marching into a Loyalist village.|
|Beware of women wearing a bucket yoke. Advance at your own peril.|
This episode of my blog features a very nice table mat from Cigar Box Battle Mats. These pictures feature the New Europe mat ( New Europe Battle Mat ) #510. This is a really useful mat for smaller skirmish games or you can pair it up with some of the other European battle maps in the Cigar Box product range. I use the "New Europe 2" mat #660 for many of my games and the road on this mat matches up perfectly to any of the roads in mat #510.
The water well is made by Grand Manner in the UK, but alas, the company appears to no longer sell unpainted resin products and so you have to purchase their products painted, which makes them a bit dear to one's wargaming budget.
Herb Gundt made all of the trees, snake rail fences and buildings that you see in these pictures.
Some of the civilians are from Blue Moon and Perry Miniatures, as well as from the Fife and Drum / Minden range of Civilian Figures. I believe that Bucket Woman is a Blue Moon figure from their Sleepy Hollow box.
Custumes were provided from the painting brush of Himself, der Alte Fritz.