About Iron Duke Miniatures
Iron Duke Miniatures is a small UK company founded in 2015: the company owes its name to the fact that our first year of operation coincided with the Bicentenary of Waterloo. Iron Duke is devoted to the design and production of top quality wargames figures in 28mm scale. Our genre is historical gaming and we are always particularly delighted where our figures serve to inspire an interest in history.
For the first five years of operation we developed a large and highly regarded 28mm range, which we sold on to Empress Miniatures in June 2020. Over the remainder of 2020, therefore, we are in a reconstitution phase, in which we will be launching and developing two principal new ranges. The Orange River Range is set in Southern Africa in the 1840s-1850s, while our 'GAPS' Range, (short for Gwalior, Afghanistan, Punjaub and Scinde), addresses the Indian Subcontinent and Afghanistan in the 1840s. Additionally the 'THEM' range, (Transport, Horses, Equipment and Miscellaneous), supports the two primary ranges with variously essential or desirable trimmings, including artillery pieces, limbers etc. Much of the foundation work for the new ranges has been completed and our first new releases have just become available; scroll down to the online shopping link below. We support our ranges with detailed research, open access historical notes, which can be found under various flags and sub-flags at the top of the page, (including orders of battle, maps and official reports), and the 'uniformology' you will need to paint up your figures in authentic style.
Iron Duke aims to set the highest standards in bringing our figures to market and will invite only the best sculptors, manufacturers and retailers to participate in our projects. One of our prime concerns is the historical authenticity of our figures, not only in terms of dress, equipment and weaponry, but even down to their animation, to which end we always treat period drill manuals and regulations as an important design consideration.
The place to buy our products is from our UK Distributor, Empress Miniatures, either from their trade-stand at major wargames shows (when at length they are a thing again), or online at the user-friendly Empress Miniatures webstore, where customers are able to view images of all Iron Duke products as they shop:
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Exquisite detail on a British heavy dragoon helmet by our lead sculptor, the inimitable Paul Hicks.
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