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Knuckleduster manufactures 28mm War of 1812 wargame miniatures, as well as 28 and 40mm Old West figures. All of our products are cast in lead-free pewter, which costs a bit more to make and sell, but provides our customers with an extremely safe and durable material to work with (and who can put a price on peace of mind?).
All figures are sculpted and all samples are painted by Forrest Harris.
JUNE 17TH, 2013
First off, today is my birthday! No big deal--I've passed the age of celebrating :)
Secondly, I'm rearranging and supplementing the new Indian packs a bit, so they will be unavailable for a few days while I get the new sculpts into molds. The first go-round wasn't exactly what I wanted, and I'm going to be gaming with these figures!
The new packs, which represent the Grand River Nations (Mohawk, Seneca, etc.) will be split into winter and summer dress. The difference can be seen below for Mohawk warriors:
Mohawk Warrior in Autumn by Ron Volstad Museum Reconstruction; linen trade shirt
If you're doing a battle in the heat of the summer stripped down to breech-clouts and leggings, there are myriad choices of excellent miniatures already on the market, but I'd really like to provide something that's not currently available; something specific to 1812.
Autumn/Winter battles featuring Natives include very important ones like Queenston Heights, Crysler's Farm, River Raisin, and the Thames, so I really want to get this right!
I'll have more info later this week!
All the Best,
RELEASES JUST IN CASE YOU
MISSED THEM THE FIRST TIME . . .
OTHER RECENT RELEASES
JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM THE FIRST TIME . . .
These figures make a great accompaniment to TCL's Gallows, with a prisoner, Sheriff (cigar and shotgun in hand), undertaker (with combover), hangman, doc, and sanctimonious judge (or minister).
The first figure in the bottom row was modeled after George Maledon, the executioner at Fort Smith, Arkansas during the period when the Federal court there was hanging Oklahoma outlaws en masse.
Knuckleduster British infantry advancing in the Belgic shako. Many people prefer this pose, because it works equally well for formed units and open order. The two packs released today include center and flank companies.
The 40th pack in my British 1812 range. This set is long overdue; British/Canadian line in round hats . This headgear was near and dear to the Canadian uniformed militias.
Next up is the 57th pack in the US 1812 range, US line advancing in the mid-war uniform . If you recall, this is the frequently-encountered uniform that features the new headgear, but the old laced coatee, a combination very prevalent in the Crysler's (not "Chrysler's") Farm campaign of 1813.
I'll leave this photo posted until I find a better place for it. The figure in the center of each group of figures is a Knuckleduster 1812 figure. The 28mm Old West figure line is slightly smaller than the 1812 line, so this photo is useful only for comparisons between our 1812 figures and other Napoleonic figures (unfortunately I don't have any Old Glory figures handy).
Be sure to visit Knuckleduster's blog pages for photos, articles, modeling tips, work-in-progress (greens), and various other things to do with Old West wargaming!
A CUSTOMER OF OURS HAS BEGUN AN 1812 WARGAMING BLOG WHICH KINDLY FEATURES A LOT OF KNUCKLEDUSTER STUFF. THANKS, DARRYL, FOR PUTTING TOGETHER A FANTASTIC SITE!
Just a reminder that RLBPS carry our entire line of 28 and 40mm figures. They also carry Copplestone miniatures and loads of other fun stuff!
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