Firing line

Firing line

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Painted figures and Important news

There are some major changes taking place  with Crann Tara. I have decided that  I should return to my original vision and that Crann Tara Miniatures be devoted to the 18th Century therefore to that end over the next couple of weeks I will be removing the Border Reivers and the Graven Images from the shop. You can still buy these but they will be available from my partners sites at and
We are trying to co-ordinate the change over but you may find some items disappear and then reappear. Sorry for the inconvenience. We have received around another 6 ranges from Graven so it makes sense to do this now.

With this change comes some exciting new announcements, I am stocking the Journals of Horace St.Paul, a series of books written by Neal Cogswell. They are the Journals of St.Paul an Englishman forced to flee the North of England and who served with the Austrian army as an aide to Marshall Browne. Cracking stuff full of orders of battle, maps etc. 

The books will be listed shortly but in the meantime you can always message me. I have received new stock of the upgraded Jacobite rebellion flags from Iain at Flags of War and I am also stocking his AWI flags, again these will be listed shortly.

Having decided to stay with the 18th century my own range of figures will stick firmly around the 1740's and I have some exciting plans for future releases. Shortly there will also be some equipment pieces a British Field forge, generic hay wagon and small ammunition wagon.

Below are some pics of the painted new releases (which I'm still waiting from Griffin -damn holiday season), I will therefore extend the pre.order discount dates on the web shop.

British Infantry regulation dress at ready

 Irish/French Infantry standing easy and marching
 Irish/French Command marching
 Irish/French command standing (waiting for new drummer)
 Grenadier at ready
 Almost forgot these are the four poses of the figure in campaign dress variant 2 i.e. tricorn turned down coat buttoned up.
 In addition i have done a couple of conversions, initially i was going to use them as deserters then felt they may be carrying too much kit, so now I will use them just as variants. Question is are they good enough to sell? If so will sell as individual pieces.
Finally coming soon! Using the same dollies to keep scale but a different sculptor I am going to release some other units for the 1740's period. These are the Fusiliers de Morliere. Once the command is done they will be made available. No time scale on these new pieces
Richard is cracking on with the British Dragoons and I think the dismounted figures are going to be something rather special.


  1. The painted figures look absolutely great Graham. Good luck with the new concentration on the 1740s.

  2. Chris,
    Many thanks and fingers crossed