Firing line

Firing line

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

New arrivals and In Memory of Richard Ansell


I received the metal masters of the last set of sculpts Richard did for me.
One set is General Montcalm both mounted and dismounted - I have decided that all the sales from this set will be given to his widow Coral. It may not be a lot but I feel it is the least I can do and as this was the last personality he sculpted then it would be good if the figures were a recognition of his work.
They will be in the shop tomorrow £7.50 a set

The other pieces are shown below, the majority of which have been checked over and sent to Griffin for production moulds.

I also received the assault group but I can’t find any ladders to pose them, I will be using the ladders from Warbases to sell with the figures.

Thursday, 25 February 2021



Having completed a stock check on the majority of figures I hold and with no shows on the cards until July? I thought it was time to have an Early Spring sale. So starting today and until the 14th March there is 20% off all orders over £60.

As usual this does not include unit or army packs which are already discounted. Neither does it include the Fife and Drum range or Flags as a stock check is still to be done on these and I will hold another sale on the AWI range later in March.

Just use the coupon code EarlySpring2021 at checkout.

Please note that any items that are on back order will take an average of four weeks to receive from the caster at present.

Any problems just e.mail and I will sort it for you.


Saturday, 16 January 2021

New Greens

 Richard sent me photos of the next set of figures for release, they will be going to Griffin for casting next week.

It’s a nice mix, we have Montcalm (mounted and dismounted), Canadian militia, militia Officer and drummer, then the start of an assault party (French although pretty generic). Some casually marching French infantry, a sapper charging forward with axe and a mounted French Officer to accompany the already released charging French Infantry.

A pretty mixed bunch 😁

I hadn’t appreciated that I’m into my 10th year as Crann Tara and now with 205 production moulds and I don’t know how many different figures we’ve come a long way I have plans to take Crann Tara forward, we will still see new units appearing but I want to start releasing more supernumeries, figures for potential us in vignettes/ dioramas like the assault party but we shall see.

Thursday, 17 December 2020

New figures

 Received the first castings from Griffin of some new pieces, first there are the Ranger conversions in caps

I have also completed some conversions to the skirmishing militia and the marching militia, the new marching variants will be added to the current marching pack to provide 6 variants.

Finally the repaired Jaeger officer is completed, a marching Saxon NCO and John Dougan has completed a marching Garde Francaise 

All of these should be in the web shop before Christmas.
Can I thank you all once again for your support in these difficult and uncertain times.
Keep safe and seasons greetings to you all

Monday, 9 November 2020

Christmas / Lockdown offer

Since we’re all faced with another lockdown I’ve decided to bring forward the Christmas discount offer.

So until the 5th December there will be a 15% discount on orders over £30, ( it excludes unit packs )

Just enter Christmas20 in the coupon section on checkout

Just to be annoying the website will be down for a while today as some maintenance work is carried out to resolve a software issue.

Any questions etc. Just get in touch. 

The Rangers in caps have been sent to Griffin for casting alongside a few more civilian conversions so hopefully they will be in the shop by the end of the month. There is a delay as Griffin are working 7 days a week to keep up with demand! 

Keep safe

Sunday, 23 August 2020

Morgan’s Rifles and issues with Mailchimp

 This weeks update is that I hope to receive Morgan’s Rifles for the Fife and Drum range next week, 8 figures sold as a set, they should be in the shop over the next couple of days.

I also tried to send a newsletter out to everyone however almost 400 bounced!! Bearing in mind I use a standard template I created then this came as a bit of a shock so something has happened along the line which now makes my postings not acceptable. 

As I’m not great on the technology front this may take a while to sort out so apologies to those of you who didn’t receive and update !!

More news next week.

Saturday, 15 August 2020

More new greens

 Somehow I managed to post this entry on my Scotia Albion blog first hey ho!

Anyway Richard has sent me images of the new greens heading my way, the main focus was on the civilians so we have civilians/ militia marching and skirmishing, some doughty female homesteaders fighting and as a slight diversion French Fusiliers and Grenadiers in turn back coats charging.

Pre releases should be available in around 6 weeks