Posts Tagged ‘Warfare Miniatures’

Warfare Miniatures French troops of Louis XIV

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Gardes FrancaisesIt is true, we have somewhat neglected both the European theatre and the French army on the blog. There are a variety of reasons for that but these are mostly a positive focus on other theatres rather than an anti Flanders bias.Gardes …

Battle for Britain 1693.. campaigning opening shots

Posted on June 13th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The 1693 campaign season opened with three contrasting scenarios reflecting the differing challenges facing each of the commanders depending on where they found themselves at the close of 1692.Kilbryde 1693 – site of the conventicle (assembling around …

Warfare ECW/TYW releases

Posted on June 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Line of of three of the 10 Harquebusiers

This is a departure from our core period but an exciting one nonetheless. We have an initial release of nine sculpts of cavalry for the English Civil War / Thirty Years War period.

Montero and buff clothing

The dress of these ‘Harquebusiers’ is a mixture of armoured and unarmoured with lobster helmets, soft hats and montero caps. We have charging and resting poses both with swords and pistols.

Front view of the same figure

The saddles are integral to the riders. The definition on the models is very crisp with characterful faces and painting them was extremely easy and pleasurable.

This is one of the small horses in the standing pose

This first article shows three of the models which I have managed to squeeze into my painting schedule between lots of GNW and WSS pieces. I have tried to show different colours -tawny, crimson and blue sashes and different shades on the buff coats.

A more TYW colour scheme – hatted man on small galloping horse

I am an enthusiast about the period 1618-1648 and in fact my Pike & Shot passion began with the campaigns of Montrose, moving to the late 17th century about six or seven years after spending a lot of time collecting ECW and TYW models.

The ‘Swedish’ chap again

Where might Warfare Miniatures go with this diversion? Well, we are financially robust and a significant expansion is possible but that will somewhat depend on the response to these first 10 models.

I avoided as much as possible black and white when painting these models

The horse variants available to us now are significant. These models sit equally well on small, medium or large mounts and as can be seen, on standing or moving mounts.

A large trotting horse with a Royalist or Imperialist Harquebusier

I particularly enjoyed painting the armoured model which has a back and breast plus helmet configuration. Four (perhaps five, I just can’t remember right now) of the models in the range have lobster helmets.

Same chap – three other helmeted models will make up an exciting unit

Tw models have montero caps and the remainder have soft hats. All have buff coats. The models are all master moulded and we can go to production pretty quickly.

A final view of one of the first three sculpts

I am in no great hurry to release these models and I will be interested in the market response and potential demand for them. Pricing will be in line with normal Warfare Miniatures cavalry packs with 3 models and horses in a pack with a price of £8.50.

The trio having swapped mounts

I don’t normally actively solicit comment on models and leave that to the discretion of Blog followers but I would be particularly interested in the appetite for a dalliance in this period from Warfare.

WLOA61 & WLOA63 French Dragoons

Posted on June 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

WLOA61 & WLOA63 as a squadronI have taken too long to paint these lovely French mounted dragoons. These models were a real pleasure to paint and the squadron looks pretty impressive. They are the start of the League of Augsburg game which will feat…

A touch of real class! GNW generals and heroes

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Russian Grandees

They have been in the pipe for a while but at last we can show a a glimpse of some truly outstanding little masterpieces from Warfare Miniatures. 

The Swedish Heroes

We have chosen the iconic figures of Magnus Gustafsson Stenbock, Adam Ludvig Leijonhufvud and Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld for the Swedes. Celebrated generals all and key players in the campaigns of the Carolinian Army during the Great Northern War. 

Stenbok is modelled on the romantic painting by Gustav Cederström

As a counterpoint, the Russians are represented by Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Boris Petrovich Sheremetev and Anikita Ivanovich Repnin. These men played their part in full during the final defeat and humbling of the mighty Swedes.

Leijonhufvud in utilitarian uniform on the left – Rehnskiöld’s uniform is grander

The horses offer a new option for senior officers and equally could be used for the new cavalry officers both Russian and Swedish cavalry which will begin to appear sometime over the summer.

The Russians are somewhat more flamboyant in their dress

It did not escape our notice that the Russian generals would pass muster as ‘any senior general’ in a Western European army of the WSS period and I am sure several will find their way west in time.

Excellent rear view of the Russians

The detail on these models is outstanding. Clib has captured the spirit of the age and the personalities within some imaginative and animated poses.

I am looking forward to getting them mastered, painted and of course, released.

Warfare GNW Russian pikemen in kartuz

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

These chaps were a little bit behind in the production queue but as can be seen from these pictures were well worth the wait.I am not whether it was the colour combination or the figures themselves but I really enjoyed painting this batch which are now…

Warfare GNW R14 Sexy Russian Command

Posted on May 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This pack is figure porn. I love the poses, the definition and the ease with which they paint up.The Sergeant is pointing with purpose. He looks like a Vet. I gave him a very plain uniform in the paint job but that just adds to his no nonsense air.Russ…

GNW Swedish Brigadier vignettes

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I was very keen to experiment with some test masters of the new Swedish cavalry command. I tried them on the new horses (of which there are 5 variants) and on two of the existing horses.They were easy and fun to paint. The poses are dramatic and the lo…

Warfare GNW Russian releases for May 2017

Posted on May 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Delighted to say that we have now officially released four new codes for the ever expanding GNW Russian range.We have R12 – the long awaited musketeers marching which come with shouldered musket – bayonet fixed or bayonet sheathed.R13 The pikemen to ma…

Pike less in Falkirk .. LoA at Carronade 2017

Posted on May 14th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The LoA GNW game at Falkirk 2017I cannot say the our preparation for the Carronade show in Falkirk was faultless. I spent about 90 minutes the night before the show looking out all the various components from the game we had run at Tactica. Terrain – c…

Warfare Miniatures – new releases and sculpts

Posted on May 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Yep, I admit it, things have been pretty hectic over the last six to seven weeks. It may appear that we have not been doing anything here at Warfare Miniatures but a more accurate description of affairs is that we have not had time to tell anyone about…

Warfare Miniatures at Carronade and Partizan 2017

Posted on May 7th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Swedish battery appearing at Carronade and PartizanAs Toggy and I are working as a two man team with our demo game this Spring I have decided not to trade at Carronade and Partizan.Swedish infantry attackingI am happy to deliver pre orders to customers…

Salute Loot 2017

Posted on May 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Finally got around to posting my Salute Loot!!
I didn’t do half bad, my first purchase were 3 packs of torches from Midlam miniatures. One day they will be added to some figures, ready to set a village alight!!
I had a chat with Martin at Warbases, who showed me his new Roman range, some of the new buildings are quite something, check them out if you’ve any 28mm Romans. I bought 3 packs of animals to go with the ones I bought a few years ago, and 3 of the new Roman wagons, these will be added to my Donnybrook collection.
I collected a pack of Redoubt Woodland Indians from Col Bill and Belt Fed girl that I’d pre-ordered.
After having a chat with Barry & Toggy on the Warfare Minis stand I bought some mounted French Dragoons, now I already own some Dragoons from different manufacturers, but liked the models so thought why the heck not!
On impulse I also splashed the cash at Sally 4th’s stand, buying “The Ancient Souk” market place, once again with Donnybrook in mind, Tangiers here I come again, or it would do just as well in England or Flanders. I also bought 2 packs of tents from Sally 4th….you guessed it, Donnybrook again.
Now my actual plan for te show was to buy some more woodland Indians and have a search for some early Settlers/Militia types for Bacon’s Rebellion, So I picked up a pack of figures from Reiver Castings, they may be a tad late but I think they’ll do. which brings me on to my last 2 purchases.
Painted figures!!
I can’t remember the last time I bought painted figures??

Grubby Tanks were flogging Injuns for £3.50 a pop, so I helped myself to the above, 3 Musket Indians and 3 Commanders. 

Hmm? 12 Handweapon chaps!

 and 12 more bowmen!!

And…….I ummed and erdd about these chaps, once again they’re Redoubt figures, which I was 
looking at not 5 minutes before I bought these painted chaps. There were more but these 12 ECW musketeers and 1 leader will be the start of my American/Settler types!

Unashamed Williamite Wars LoA nostalgia trip..

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Glorying in the spectacle of the game…I have hundreds, perhaps thousands of gaming images from our many years of gaming the Williamite Wars. Sometimes it is nice just to look and not necessarily to read. Not in chronological order (of the war nor of …

Russian GNW Dragoon flags now available

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

We are delighted to announce the immediate availability of five superb sets of Russian Dragoons standards for the Great Northern War.

Sheets are £6 each ex postage. I will have a limited quantity at SALUTE 2017 next weekend

LoA Collection

Posted on April 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I have posts on the way about my trek across the pond (organizing my notes and photos), but I’m working around the house today reorganizing my figure cabinet. I’d run out of space to display my LoA collection and several units have been cluttering my p…

Warfare Miniatures at SALUTE 2017 – 10% pre-order discount!

Posted on April 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Toggy and I will be on duty at SALUTE 2017 with the full range of Warfare Miniatures products.Find us on the Victrix stand. We will be carrying everything in the range including the new Marching Russian Musketeers and Pikemen from the GNW range.six dif…

Clare’s Dragoons

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Clarence Harrison – A few weeks ago I finally got my hands on some of the new Warfare Mounted Dragoons and finished my first squadron, Clare’s Dragoons…I decided to mount these models on individual 25x50mm bases so I can use them for Donnybrook as we…

Quindia Studios 2017-03-27 00:30:00

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A few weeks ago I finally got my hands on some of the new Warfare Mounted Dragoons and finished my first squadron, Clare’s Dragoons…I decided to mount these models on individual 25x50mm bases so I can use them for Donnybrook as well as Beneath the Li…