Firing line

Firing line

Saturday, 31 December 2016

The French Army march to 2017

Just a quick post to wish you all a Happy New Year.
Got time to deploy my French army today, mostly Crann Tara but theres a few Minden's and an RSM


Wednesday, 21 December 2016

As the year draws to a close I thought it was time to give a final update. First can I thank you all for what has been the best year for Crann Tara we are still a small acorn in the wargames market but we've grown.

The New Year will see the launch of a new web site and with look it should be a seamless transition! Alos shortly after christmas I will be taking pre.orders for a number of figures - The British Infantry gunners, British Fusilier at Ready and in stock the Scots Grey ensign. 

I will hold back on what I hope to have available for Salute but there will be new figures both as pre.release offers and new releases in their own right. Keep up to date on the Crann Tara blog or Fcebook page.
So can I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

I received back from Griffin some metal masters of conversions I had been doing 

These are only 3 of the figures - The British Fusilier and the Infantry gunners will be available to pre.order in the New Year as will the generic infantry marching and the Savoia grenadier - marching.
The highland cavalry trooper I want to work on and create 3 or 4 variants before release.

I'm certainly hoping they're all in stock for Salute. The Scots Grey ensign is finished and will also be in the shop in the New year.

Whilst Richard is busy sculpting the next releases I've also been playing and have almost finished 8 figures for the Compagnie Franche de la Marine.
These are for use in the Sugar Islands campaign but I guess they could be used for other things. Depending how they cast they may also be available for Salute!

Have a great Christmas and thanks for your support and encouragement.


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Royal Vasseux and British Guards completed

Finished basing the Royal Vasseux today

Painted by Steve Allen and flags by GMB a nice addition to the ever growing French army.

I also finished basing the Guards the other week, whilst I'm focussing on the British army at Culloden I also want to add untis for the campaigns in Europe and the 'what if's so that's my excuse.
Figures painted by Mark Allen and flags by GMB

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Battleground Show

This weekend sees my last show of the year at Stockton
organised by Pendraken Miniatures I think its a fine show to see the year out 30+ traders and a some good looking games.

If we could stop the wargames show early afternoon drift it would be excellent.
If you're going pop by for a chat, if you're not then you should be :)

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Forthcoming shows and next sculpts.

Time for a short update, I have two shows in November, the first will be Targe at Kirriemuir on the 12 th. November and the second is Battleground at Stockton on the 26th November.

On the shop I'm offering pre.order coupons for both shows with 10% discount on orders placed for over £25.

I always encourage people to,place pre.orders it does stop disappointment as whilst I take the full range it's only limited stock.
Otherwise I look forward to meeting some of you 😄

Finally new sculpts will be started by Richard in December which with luck may just make their appearance in small numbers at Salute. These will be early French Hussars ( Mounted and dismounted),French artillery crew and either Colonels or the British Horse.

and yes I've been notified that I'm in at Salute great :)


Friday, 30 September 2016

Scots Greys and what's next

For those that follow my Scotia Albion blog you will know I had to prepare a full regiment of  Scots Grey's for the Battle of Rocoux last weekend.
Here they are in their glory.

The good news is that I did two conversions for the standard bearer, one got painted for the regiment the other chap will be going to Griffin for production.

So whilst on the whats coming - in terms of conversions there's a British Fusilier at ready with fusilier cap, three british infantry manning gun ( for the battalion guns). The Savoia Grenadier marching and the generic 18th century line marching will also make a delayed appearance. with luck I'm also converting some figures for Highland cavalry - hope they work!

Richard should be available for my next set around November - these will be French artillery, early French Hussars mounted and dismounted and some other pieces I haven't determined.

This means the Saxons should be coming around May/June next year and I'm planning something special for this -no not kickstarter.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

New figures in stock and available

The new releases for the Jacobite Rebellion are now available ( Marines are on pre.order) to order from the shop.
The Ligonier figure was a commission and is only available in a limited quantity.
Sculpted by Richard Ansell I think these are some of his best to date.

Also appearing in ther shop over the next few days will be the Savoia grenadier marching and the 'generic' 18th century musketeer ( I'm using him for Dutch) sculpted by John Dougan.
All of these will be available at the Partizan show on the 21st August ( with the exception of the Marine)

Sunday, 31 July 2016

The Other Partizan and some new pics

I shall be attending the Other Partizan on the 21st August at Newark Showground with a small game and a trade stand.
If you want anything please pre order if you use the code Partizan17 get 10% discount.
All my new releases and Jim's Hessians will be there.
In the meantime here's some pics of the Royal Italien and Perigord regiments painted by Steve Allen and flags by GMB

John Dougan also sent me some photos of his Savoia artillery which he has sculpted and painted and which also make nice NCO's