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Iron Duke Miniatures



Iron Duke News n'Stuff

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Stuff Coming Up

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Work is presently underway on the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders (24 figs), British higher command personalities, mounted field officers, 5 x standing and walking horses, 2 x baggage elephants and mahouts, 2 x baggage camels and drivers, mathlockmen (and other nice things besides). Please don't immediately hold your breath, as all this will take time to come into full production. Designs have been completed for the following personality figures: Lt-Gen Sir Colin Campbell (C-in-C India), Maj-Gen Sir James Outram, Brig-Gen Sir Henry Lawrence, Brig-Gen Archdale Wilson, Brigadier John Nicholson (foot and mounted versions); Brig-Gen Henry Havelock, Lt-Col Fraser-Tytler (Havelock's chief of staff), Col/Brig-Gen James Neill, Col/Brig Hope Grant, Capt Francis Maude RA and Capt Jeremiah Brasyer (mounted this time).

Subdivision of Product Page

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 9:30 AM

With the range expanding we've now subdivided the Product Page into categories, for your gretarer browsing convenience. Click on 'Products' as usual and then to the relevant drop-down sub-flag. Note that the Horse codes, artillery kits and carts are now to be found on the page 'Common to Both Sides'. 

Catalogue Coding

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 8:15 AM

On the products page we've just added a list of catalogue numbers for the codes we'll be releasing between now and the autumn. 

Horse Codes Guidance

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 9:55 AM

In the uniform section of 'Histrorical Notes' we've added guidance as to which of our imminent horse codes would best suit each of the cavalry units discussed there. 

In essence IMH 1 is a code of 4 horses with basic hunting saddles, a saddle wallet and a pistol holster. These are best suited as the chargers of commanders and staff officers. 

IMH 2 and 3 come with a regualr cavalry fit of harnness and saddlery. The black sheepskin saddle cloth which ordinarily go over the top of the saddlery in Europe has been discarded as a concession to climate. These codes are good for British units, such as the 9th Lancers and 6th DG, but also for the HEIC's Bengal Light Cavalry units, all of which mutinied. Perhaps surpisingly, or counter-intuitively, we also recommend IMH 2 and 3 for some of the Indian irregualr cavalry units on the British side - in particualr the Guides Cavalry and Hodson's Horse. 

IMH 4 and 5 come with a fit of saddlery and harness ideally suited to the Company's (mutinous) Bengal Irregular Cavalry regiments and the several regiments of Oudh Irregular Cavalry (likewise mutinous). These horses also suit the three squadron-sized contingents from the Punjab Irregular Force which remained loyal and gave distingsuhed service at Delhi and Lucknow (1st, 2nd and 5th Punjab Cavalry). 

New Sikhs and Water-Bullock released.

Posted on February 12, 2017 at 3:25 PM

New codes IMBC 21 (Sikh inf) and IMLA 11 (Bhistis and bullock) have just been released to Empress. Watch their online shop over the next few days for the codes to appear there. Obviously the bhisti boys are suitable for both sides in the Mutiny as well as for most other 18th-19th century conflicts on the Indian sub-continent. 

Brasyer's Sikhs

Posted on December 22, 2016 at 6:45 AM

See the workbench page for a new Ferezepore Regiment code to be released in the New Year.

Bhistis & water bullock Set

Posted on December 1, 2016 at 1:25 PM

See the Workbench page for the bhistis and guidance on our forthcoming codes of gee-gees, including the horse artillery sets. 

Painted Mutineers Added

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 10:25 AM

We've added some imagery to the Minatures Gallery of a 40-figure mutineer infantry unit, painted as the 10th Bengal Native Infantry (green facings). The regiment is in attacking poses and clad partly in native Indian dress and partly in EIC uniform. Also on display are our rebel artillery crews. 

Customer Bulletin 2/2016

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 6:45 AM

We've posted a new customer bulletin which doesn't say very much that is new, but explains why there is a short delay to our cavalry releases. 

Made it - Four more codes of Mutineers at Salute

Posted on April 12, 2016 at 4:25 PM

We've managed to squeeze four more codes through in time for Salute on Saturday. Call by the Empress Miniatures trade stand to inspect them, love them and own them!

They are all mutineer codes - two gun crews, firing line command (II) and ensigns (II).