Iron Duke Miniatures

Iron Duke Miniatures

'Hard pounding, gentlemen!'



WHAT SHALL WE DO NEXT M'LORD?
 

Here is a glimpse of products the Iron Duke has us working on presently. We know it's a bit frustrating to see the lovelies on display here and not be able to buy them straight away but, trust the Duke, it does take time to bring items to market at the standard you have a right to expect and the standard his lordship will always insist on. Nothing can ever be done in less than a month, counting from the time the sculptor puts his tools down, while some items have to wait a while longer for essential bedfellows to be finished: for example there's no point bringing the limber horses to market until we have some action packed artillery drivers flailing their whips about to go with them. They say that 'patience is a virtue': we're all collecting these things too, so we're all sharing the same journey together! But our notion is that a discerning customer base like ours would much rather see us getting things right than wrong, and would much prefer to see what's around the corner than be left in the dark waiting for something, anything, to happen!  So, for your delight and delectation, the Iron Duke presents.....   

NEXT: Expect to see the following items over the next few months:

Two more 8-figure codes of 93rd (Sutherland) Highlanders (Command and Skirmishers).
A 4-figure code of Afghan Mercenary Commamd. 
A dak-gharry set, (bullock-drawn postal cart), with 2 bullocks, driver and 4 British soldiers. 
A 4-figure code of mounted Mahratta lancers/standard bearers. Native dress. 
An 8 figure code of mounted Bengal Artillery (all European) at the gallop.
An 8-figure code of mounted Bengal Artillery (all Indian in regulation dress) at the gallop.
An 8-figure code of mounted Bengal Artillery (Mixed, European Gunners with native drivers) at the gallop.
An 8-figure code of additional mutineer infantry command figures.
An 8-figure code of HM 78th Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs) in smocks, with Enfields, in attacking poses.
An 8-figure code of HM 5th (Northumberland) Fusiliers, peaked Kilmarnocks with covers and curtains, in smocks with Enfields, in attacking poses.
An 8-figure code (HM 64th & HM 84th), British infantry in smocks, with Enfields, in attacking poses. 
A 4-figure code, British infantry, covered wicker helmets, in smocks, with Enfields, in attacking poses.
Artillery drivers in resting poses for static artillery draught horses.

Two new codes of 93rd (Sutherland) Highlanders 

These chaps will come as as two 8-figure codes, command and skirmishers, and will be available in June. Bear in mind there's no horse in the code, but we're confident that we have been going at this period long enough for everybody to have horses in hand. In the operations for the 2nd Relief of Lucknow the Colours of the 93rd were generally carried cased; they were uncased and flourished to show when a particular enemy strongpoint had fallen.  We've got a 93rd flagsheet in the range already. We're not yet sure if we can fit two cased colours into the mould for the command code, or whether they will have to be a separate item. We'll get them in if we can.  

                                            COMING SOON - IMREB 31 Matchlockmen (III). Zemindari Matchlockmen. Miscellaneous head variants. (8 figs). 

                                                                                                       [Not yet available - contents may yet vary].

COMING SOON - IMREB 30 Irregular Infantry Command (II) [Afghan]. (4 figs). 
(Suitable for Afghan mercenary elements in 1857-8, or more generally for Afghanistan and NW-Frontier Province at any point in the 19th century). 
[Not yet available].

COMING SOON - IMBC 52 HM 93rd (Sutherland) Highlanders, Mounted Field Officers. (2 riders, 2 horses). (£8.50). 

[Not yet available].

COMING SOON IMBC 53 Mounted Field Officers (suitable for almost any regiment or HQ staff officers). (3 riders, 3 horses). (£12.75). 

[Not yet available].

COMING IN 2019. 

IMREB 39 Mutineer Battery, Bengal Artillery regulation dress, summer shell jackets and forage caps, gun team at the gallop, (8-fig set). 

Consisting of 1 x officer, 3 x drivers, 3 seated gunners and outrider with carbine. [(8 human figures only. For artillery horses use the 8-horse code IMH 6. [For gun and limber use IMLA 1 & 2].  (Not yet available).


BELOW: Two new British teams...both Bengal Artillery, but one for an all-European battery and one with Indian drivers.

                                      COMING SOON - IMREB 35 Rebel Infantry, Command,  additional variant figures, mixed orders of dress. (8 figs).  

                                                                       [Not yet available - contents may vary between now and release].

COMING SOON - IMREB 36 BNI sepoys, native dress, muskets, firing line (III), additional variant figures, mixed headdress. (8 figs). 

[Not yet available - contents may vary between now and release].

COMING SOON IMREB 37 BNI sepoys, native dress, muskets, charge bayonets (III), additional variant figures, mixed headdress. (8 figs). 

[Not yet available - contents may vary between now and release].

COMING SOON: Two 4-figure codes of rebel irregular cavalry. Codes may vary between now and release. Native dress. 

[Note that in the photo the figures are just balancing and not glued down: they are a perfect fit for our irregular horse codes.] 

Forthcoming figures for 2019 by Paul Hicks

HM 78th Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs), dressed for the second half of Havelock's campaign to relieve Lucknow, now in smocks, wicker helmets and armed universally with P1853 Enfields.


HM 5th (Northumberland) Fusiliers