Monday, 14 September 2009

These two images show some of the new 40mm AWI buildings from Grand Manner, it was good catching up with Dave, these new buildings are actually designed by "Tony" who is Dave's oppo in this venture, Grand Manner do the casting.

I spoke with both Dave and Tony about what is planned for the range, it seems that there will be around 25 models altogether, sometime ago I gave them a disc with many images I had taken to help with the design of buildings for the AWI, the ones I had taken of the re-created "Hobkirk Farm" at the Tannenbaum Historical Park NC, assisted in its design.

There are now around 16 items currently in the range, as with all Grand Manner models well worth the investment.

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Sunday, 13 September 2009

Front Ranks painted 40's

These two images were taken during our recent visit to the Colours Wargames Show in Newbury, Berkshire, England. These figures are from the collection of Alec Browne proprieter of Front Rank Figurines.

The range is slowly growing, for the British we have early war Centre, Light and Grenadier figures, the dress is bassed on the 1768 clothing warrant, the Light Infantry come with serperate heads with variation of different Light Infantry caps.

As for the price! Well they are more affordable than when first released, I have always collected Front Rank, my main collection is from their 25mm AWI range, I have now jumped ship to the 40mm figures, this is now the way forward for me.


Monday, 7 September 2009


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This is a start of our attempt to wargame the war using Front Rank 40mm figures, the images are some of those taken by various Redcoat members over the last 18 months, they detail some of the places visited.

1) Guilford Courthouse, the second line.
2) Fusiliers Redoubt, Yorktown.
3) At Kings Mountain.
4) Road marker Camden, SC.
5) Redoubt 10, Fort Benning Ga.
6) Front Rank Officer, Nco's and Drummer.
7) Front Rank firing line British.
The images of the 40mm Front Rank Figures show the figures near to completion, one thing we are seeing in converting from 25mm to 40mm is the time taken to paint them, these are going to be part of a yellow faced generic battalion for the Boston Garrison of 1775.
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