Firing line

Firing line

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

New figures for release

 Having put this post on my Scotia Albion blog by mistake I apologise and repeat it here!

I’ve just received the latest set of sculpts from Andy Stadden. Designed to accompany Stuart Insch’s next publication there are Indian Labourers ( could also be used as early Sepoys ), British Sepoys, French Sepoys and Havana militia .

Hopefully they should be available in 8-9 weeks.

Comments and suggestions for future sculpts are welcomed

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Bateaux Arrive

 First and foremost can I thank everyone who has bought the General Montcalm figure, £415 was raised and has been sent to Richards widow, so thank you.

On a brighter note Martin at Warbases has done me proud in making some Bateaux and some ladders for the assault teams.

After talking to a number of customers we have ended up with two bateaux - one has been designed from the scale drawings, the second is what I’m calling Wargame friendly as some customers just want to place figures on the craft, One of the photos shows the ‘friendly’ bateaux with a few figures on 20mm bases .

The ladders consists of a set of four and they will be sold with the assault team and everything should be in the shop tomorrow.

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