Fife & Drum Miniatures is a range of 1/56 scale figures (approximately 30mm in height) sculpted by Richard Ansell, and is devoted to the American War of Independence. The figures may be purchased from Der Alte Fritz through this blog, using Paypal for payment. Click on the page tabs for Crown Forces, American forces and artillery equipment to see pictures of the individual figures.

Winner of the "Best Historical Miniatures Range of 2011" by The Miniatures Page.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Painted Samples: Continentals in Hunting Shirts

New Fife & Drum Continentals in Hunting Shirts

I have been working on getting samples painted of the 14 new figures that we have recently added to the range. I still have the Continental drummer and standard bearer to finish, as well as the amusette and crew. Those should be done within a couple more days.

Two different firing poses and one casualty knocked off his feet.

Loading and cocking firelock for a second rank of figures, plus firing figure.

Mounted officer and foot officer make for a nice vignette. Also shown, the three marching poses.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Free Christmas Shipping Deal

Fife & Drum Continentals get out of the way of the on-coming delivery wagons.

I thought that I would run a Christmas Special starting today and running through December 31, 2012:

FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE (up to a maximum of $20.00)

I hope that this will make it a little easier for our customers who live outside of North America to start collecting figures from the Fife & Drum range, as international shipping can easily run in the $10.00 to $20.00 range. For our North American customers, the free shipping can often amount to a discount of 10% or more on your purchases.

The shelves are stocked with inventory. We have plenty of the new Continentals in hunting shirts. They are awaiting your orders to muster.


I have made some changes in the prices for artillery pieces, some of which were priced at $6.50 to $7.00, while the limber sets were $12.50. Now that I have a better handle on my costs, I have decided to reduce the prices off all cannon models to $6.00 per cannon. The limber teams are now $9.00 per set.