I am at heart, a history buff, and my interest in history includes reading history, visiting battlefield sites, watching movies about historical subjects, and a strong focus on Frederick the Great of Prussia and the Seven Years War.
We have been making steady progress in building and expanding our range of 1/56 scale (~29-31mm) figures for the American War of Independence. The Company commenced production in early 2011 and we are now up to 70 assorted figures and 7 artillery equipment sets as of the July 4th Independence Day. Another 16 figures – Continentals in hunting shirts & tricorne hats are in the pipeline as well as sprues of heads for those who want to make some light conversions to their models.
AMERICAN FORCES: 8 x militia 12 x Continentals in tricorne hats 2 x Mounted Officers 8 x artillery crew (loading and firing sets of 4)
CROWN FORCES: 8 x Light Company in roundabouts 8 x Brigade of Guards 6 x Grenadiers in bearskin hats 10 x Centre Company men in slouch hats 2 x Mounted officers 8 x artillery crew (loading and firing sets of 4)
ARTILLERY EQUIPMENT: 1 x French Valliere 4-pdr 1 x American cast 6-pdr 1 x British 6-pdr 1 x Galloper Gun 3-pdr 1 x Amusette with wooden mantle 1 x limber 1 x Galloper gun limber 1 x limber team driver 2 x limber team draft horses
1 x pack of artillery tools
As you can see, we have kept ourselves and sculptor Richard Ansell very busy this past year and there is much more in the pipeline and on the planning board, including light dragoons for both sides, Highlanders, Personalities and a complete array of Hessian infantry.
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I am really excited by our progress so far – even more so when I consider how the range will continue to grow.