Sunday, 23 October 2016

Painted Llaneros for Battle of Carabobo

A good friend of Orinoco Miniatures from Caracas (Carlos Godoy) sent some photographs of his lovely terrain, with newly painted Llaneros from our range. This will be part of a diaroma representing the Battle of Carobobo (1821).

Most of the infantry are also from Orinoco Miniatures.

Monday, 16 May 2016

New Sharp Practice Army Lists

So with the kind help of Richard Clarke of Too Fat Lardies fame, we've managed to put together army lists for the South American Wars of Liberation to go with the realease of the wonderful new set of rules "Sharp Practice 2."  The list give you many variations for both Patriot and Royalist forces fighting in the Northern Campaigns of Simon Bolivar in Colombia and Venezuela (1817 - 1824).

You can find them here:

Coming up next will be photos of the two armies from these lists and some first games.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Llaneros and other packs now available

I am happy to announce that we now have all our new packs in stock and available for sale on our web store. I managed to give all the new figures a quick ink wash, to bring out the detail of these sculpts. We have even managed to get General Jose Antonio Paez into our command pack above, on the right (ordering his Llaneros to turn around and attack the Spanish cavalry that was pursuing them  at the battle of Las Queseras del Medio, in 1819 ). 

There are five separate packs of Llaneros light cavalry in total, one command, two charging and two with upright lances.

We have also release peasant infantry below.
Also artillery crews for both sides.
And Gran Colombian infantry on campaign (with Fatigue caps/"Bonnets de police", sandals and ragged trousers).
Next in line for sculpting will be more Spanish infantry, and mounted command/personalities for both side.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

New sculpts and figure packs on the way

After an extremely busy 6 months in my real job,  I'm glad to report that we have many new packs of figures sculpted up and ready for casting. First above you can see the peasant militia command.

 Infantry command in fatigue caps/bonnet de police.

 Spanish artillerymen.

 Gran Colombian Artillerymen.

 Llanero command.

 4 different packs of Llanero cavalry.

Both Spanish and Gran Colombian artillerymen with our newly printed 4pdr cannon (Gribeauval system).

If all goes well, our casting service should be churning these out in the next month.
After this we will be asking for customers opinions about what our next units should be, so please leave your comments below.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Painted Irish Legion figures

Giles Allison over at the Tarleton's Quarter blog kindly sent me some images of the Irish Legion that he recently painted. The standard of Giles' painting, as usual, is of the highest order; really inspiring.

I've posted the rest of the images on the Gallery Page.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

New figures packs for the Liberation Wars range coming soon

We're excited to announce that we have several packs of new figures for the South American Liberation wars on the way. These include Peasants marching with muskets and also with bamboo pikes.

Along with a peasant command pack.
Also there are packs of Colombian infantry in fatigue caps and sandals marching,
and firing skirmishing.
Along with another command pack.
The advantage of both these units (the peasant militia, and infantry in fatigue caps), is that they can be used for both sides in both the northern and southern theatres of the Wars of independence, as well as for some units in the Peninsular War.

These are now being sent for casting, so we are hoping that these will be available for sale by the end of the month.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

New Greens for Chaco War Range - Officers

Next up in our pipeline of new release will be officers for the Chaco War range. These are two each for the Bolivian and Paraguayan armies (the Bolivian officers usually had "Sam Browne" belts which marked out their rank). Given the diversity of clothing displayed by both sides, especially as the campaign conditions became harder, one really can use these four figures to represent officers for either side. We suspect that they are adaptable to some other inter-war conflicts as well, such as the Spanish Civil War.

These figures will be available in the next few weeks along with the new SMG figures. There is more news about additional figures which we will be announcing soon.