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Iron Duke Miniatures

 43rd (The Monmouthshire) Regiment (Light Infantry) in Southern Africa 1852

Sculpting by Paul Hicks and Painting by Jeff Davies

About Iron Duke Miniatures

Iron Duke Miniatures is a UK-based 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. We use the traditional methods of sculpting figures in clay, striking production moulds in rubber and mass production in high-grade white metal. IDM aims to set the highest standards in bringing figures to market and invites 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. 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 this Home Page, (including orders of battle, maps and official reports), and the requisite 'uniformology' you will need to paint up your figures in authentic style.


For the first five years of operation we developed a large and highly regarded 28mm range, which we sold on in June 2020. Having spent the remainder of 2020 in a reconstitution phase, we have lately launched two 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. We also have a range of supporting flagsheets. 

'Last Stand at Gandamack'  

A feature set from our GAPS Range, again sculpted by Paul Hicks, painted by Jeff Davies.

We retail our products through a highly reputable distributor, Empress Miniatures, also based here in the UK, to whose online shop there are several links, including at the bottom of this Home Page as well as on other principal pages of the site. Of course you can also access the Empress Miniatures website directly and proceed via their Iron Duke portal to place an order.


You can readily keep up to speed with the latest developments and new releases by liking and following our Facebook page. If you don't do Facebook, then the 'Workbench' page here is also a good place to keep one eye open for our latest releases.


Presently bouts of anti-pandemic lockdown are hampering our ability to bring new products to market quite as quickly as we otherwise would, but we consider that a little extra patience is a small price to pay when set against the difficult but noble endeavour to preserve lives. Be assured that everything you see that is not already available will become so in relatively short order. 

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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OTHER EMPRESS PORTALS WILL BE FOUND ELSEWHERE ON THE SITE AS YOU BROWSE

Forthcoming Figures for the 1st-Anglo Afghan War (1839-42) 

Exquisite detailing by our lead sculptor Paul Hicks. 

Click the FB icon to reach the Iron Duke Page and view the most recent releases, news and other updates.

Health & Safety Notice

Please note that our products are unsuitable as toys for young children.  

Condition of Products

1. All products are cast in high grade white metal and are supplied unpainted.

2. Guns, limbers and carts are supplied as simple kits, with some assembly using superglue required.

3. Some figures are supplied with separate arms, typically sword-arms, which again need to be super-glued in place.

4. Standard Bearers and lancers do not come with cast metal flag poles or lances, as such things when cast in soft white metal are not survivable on the wargames table, such that the vast majority of gamers prefer to model their own with thin steel or brass rods cut to a length and flattened to a spear point. A good alternative, preferred by many, are the wire rods used in flower-arranging, which can usually be found at arts and crafts retailers.

5. It is in the nature of figures cast from a double-sided mould that there will sometimes be a necessity to clean up mould lines with a fine file.

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