Iron Duke Miniatures

Iron Duke Miniatures

'Hard pounding, gentlemen!'


    Welcome to...        

                                                                                                                             ...where our motto is....'Damn the heat and the flies!'

You are most welcome. Come on in, have a look around the website, and, if you like what we do, please come back here, click to our Facebook Page, let us know what you think and perhaps even reward the Iron Duke with a 'Like' or two if his wares are pleasing to you! Ideally you'll even be so moved as to buy some of our top notch goodies from our sole online distributor:

There are other shopping links to our friends at Empress Miniatures dotted about this website. Customers will be pleased to note that our ranges of 28mm wargames figures and accessories are comprehensively supported with relevant historical data, (including maps, uniform guides and 'orders of battle'), at the 'Historical Notes'  section of this website. Our direction of travel and latest thinking can be viewed at the 'Customer Bulletin' Page, the 'Workbench' Page and at our Facebook Page, to which there is a link immediately below. You can also talk to the Duke himself via the email address at the 'Contact' Page, although you should note that this account is only checked periodically, so you may need to be patient. That's how it all hangs tell him what you think and he'll tell us gnomes in the garden what to do about it: we like hearing from you. His Grace also writes military history which we plug a bit herewith links to the UK and USA Amazons who sell it, but which we don't sell directly at IDM. Please come on in and 'surf' us to your heart's content!  

About Iron Duke Miniatures

Iron Duke Miniatures is a UK company newly founded by military historian, author and former regular soldier Colonel Mike Snook MBE PhD. The choice of the company's name was Mike's tribute, in the run-in to the 200th anniversary of Waterloo, to certainly the most iconic and arguably the greatest British soldier of them all. Iron Duke is devoted to the design and production of top quality wargames figures in 28mm scale: our genre is historical gaming, while our primary 'period' is the nineteenth century.

Iron Duke aims to set the highest standards in bringing our ranges 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, whether in terms of their dress and equipment, their weaponry or their animation. We'll also support our customers by providing an array of historical data and imagery at the drop-down pages of this website. 

While the intention is that Iron Duke will branch out eventually, our first range is the Indian Mutiny, which is bound to preoccupy us for some time, so forgive us if we don't talk about much else for the immediate future. On the other hand, those interested in wargaming the Indian Mutiny in 28mm scale can be assured that we won't be moving on from the subject until we're satisfied that we've done an excellent job by our customers and provided the range they've always wanted to see.  For the time being we are preoccupied with producing figures to recreate Brigadier General Henry Havelock's hard fought campaign to reach the besieged garrison at Lucknow. All is explained at the 'Historical Notes' section of the website, where you can also find such useful resources as sketch maps, orders of battle, organizational notes and a comprehensive uniform guide. 

We'll be posting periodic customer bulletins at the relevant drop-down page here, but the place to buy our products is the Empress Miniatures trade-stand at major wargames shows, or online at the user-friendly Empress Miniatures webstore, where customers are able to  view images of all Iron Duke products as they shop:


Safety Notice
Parents please note that our products are cast in high grade white metal: needless to say they are small, shiny and hence unsuitable for very young children.
                                                                                                                    Condition of Products 

1. Please note that all products 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 they are individually content with. A good alternative, preferred by many, are the wire rods used in flower-arranging, which can usually be found at arts and crafts retailers.