Sunday, June 2, 2013

Minden Miniatures SYW French artillery crew manning a Valliere 4-pounder, from Fife & Drum Miniatures

Given that I have a shipment of all the new French and Prussian SYW/AWI artillery arriving tomorrow (Yesssss!!!!!!!), I thought that it would be a good idea to paint a Minden Miniatures French artillery crew to go with my new gun models so that I could take pictures of the French with the French guns. Makes sense, doesn't it?

The point is to remind those of you collecting Minden SYW armies that the Fife & Drum cannon are made specifically with you in mind. Since Richard Ansell sculpts both the Minden and the Fife & Drum ranges, the figures and the cannon models are all done to the same 1/56 scale. Thus, instant compatibility.

Those Frenchies look awfully damn nice, I must say. I am sorely tempted to start collecting and painting a French SYW army with the Minden Miniatures. Oh dear, don't I have enough projects already? However, this is one idea that just won't go away.:)


  1. I like the Minden command, although I'm less enamoured of the infantry pose with the pack on the soldier's back. I have a hard time imagining fighting whilst wering one of thise things.

  2. Looks like you've already made your mind up on that one.

  3. Time is the biggest constraint for me, more so than the monetary investment in the new figures.

  4. Very nice artillery piece. They do look great together.