Saturday, January 5, 2013

Final Round Voting Begins - Best Range 2011

Fife & Drum British "Light Bobs" light infantry.

I want to thank everyone who voted for Fife & Drum Miniatures in the TMP poll for the best new range of 2011. With your help, Fife & Drum placed second with 97 votes, behind Perry Napoleonics with 119 votes. That is a pretty impressive showing given that the Perrys have a well deserved reputation for excellence and that Napoleonics is a more popular period than the AWI.

So now we are in the final round of voting, with winner take all, so to speak. You can cast your ballot by clicking on the following link to TMP:

I would be very appreciative if you would take a few moments and place your final vote for Fife & Drum for the Best Historical Miniatures Range of 2011. (Presumably, after catching up, TMP will launch its Best of polls for 2012 :)  ).

Painting Table Update

Der Alte Fritz contemplates developments in his game at the 2012 SYW Assn Convention in South Bend, Indiana.

Last evening I finally carved out some time to do a little bit of painting and so I finished off a stand of five of the new Fife & Drum Continentals in hunting shirts. One stand of five figures -- painted in purple hunting shirts and red cuffs and collars, as worn by the 4th Independent Company of Maryland State Troops, circa 1776. I assume that these independent companies, which numbered about 100 men, were eventually disbanded and amalgamated into the Maryland Regiments of the Continental Line in 1777. I have to figure out what to do with these guys. Should I keep them all on one stand to represent a discrete company, or should I mix them in with other guys wearing white and light brown hunting shirts? What do you think?


  1. Well done on the 2nd place! They are very nice figures!

  2. Congratulations for 2nd place!
    The Fife & Drum miniatures look excellent and it's no shame to be second best behind the twins. :-)


  3. Voted for you in the finals. Good luck.

  4. I don't understand why they called it Best Range 2011 for a vote that will end early in 2013 ???

  5. Vote cast. Good to see you in the lead (at the moment). My recently arrived 'hunting shirt' Americans have now been glued onto their bases ready for groundwork. Plan to have them painted by end of January, but the best laid plans..etc.

  6. Well-deserved kudos on a terrific range of figs.