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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 4:49 p.m. PST

You want it, you have asked for it, and we at Fife & Drum Miniatures have listened: we now offer the three gentlmen who make up the iconic vignette in the Spirit of '76 painting.


The figures have been sculpted by Richard Ansell and they will be given away with each purchase at the Fife & Drum dealer booth at this year's Historicon convention. So stop on by our booth, buy one bag of figures and get the Spirit of '76 vignette at no extra cost. We will also be offering the vignette as a reward in our upcoming Kickstarter Project that will fund the creation and expansion of our range to include British and Continental Light Dragoons.

I will be busy painting these figures over the weekend so that I can post a picture of how they look once painted.

So for those of you who have been saying, "why doesn't somebody make the three Spirit of '76 figures?", well your wish has been granted.

Stop by and visit our blogs too:

Der Alte Fritz Journal: link

Fife & Drum Miniatures:



Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 5:23 p.m. PST

And, there was much rejoicing!

Now get cracking on "Washington Crossing the Delaware". grin

I have always liked the Grim Old Fart™ on the drums (John Browns grandfather?), and the kid showing proper respect.

charared Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 5:50 p.m. PST

Beautiful looking figs from this view! (I DO wanna see 'em painted up!).

John, I always thought drummer laddie was getting ready to admonish GOF for his, er, "windiness".

Fife man is up wind of the storm and happy that his sense of smell was ruined by a "whiff of grapeshot".

evil grin

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 6:47 p.m. PST

We will also want a set from "The Great Escape", with recognizable James Garner, Steve McQueen and … the other guy.

And before some snooty pedant grouses that it was first exhibited in 1876 and the collar is "incorrect"… Stuff it. As DAF says, it's iconic.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member21 Jun 2013 9:10 p.m. PST

Beautiful looking set! Now I really want to go to Historicon!

Brooklyn Wargamer21 Jun 2013 9:31 p.m. PST

It's impossible for me to go to Historicon. Will these be available to order directly? Just three words: I WANT THEM…

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 11:06 p.m. PST

Here is an updated photo showing the vignette painted:


Weland22 Jun 2013 1:47 a.m. PST

Will have to drop by the booth and pick some up.

I managed to time a project for work to match up with Historicon. Signed up for your Friday game too. Will be my first AWI game! Looking forward to it.

You really have my curiosity on the upcoming kick starter.

Crucible Orc Inactive Member22 Jun 2013 2:45 p.m. PST

Unfortunately my best friend's wedding is that weekend, and I'm in the wedding party. He's a gamer too, and wanted to go this year, so there was a great deal of facepalm action back in February when he asked what the dates were…

So I'll have to pass.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2013 4:28 p.m. PST

Really nice set.Fife & Drum have some really nice figures.

Personal logo andygamer Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2013 8:57 p.m. PST

What? It's not the Bugs Bunny, Sam the Hessian (after turning coat) version?

Disco Joe Inactive Member23 Jun 2013 11:02 p.m. PST

DAF. I do hope you bring enough of them. They do look great and I definitely want to get a set at Historicon plus I did plan on purchasing some figures from you anyway. So this is great.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jun 2013 11:29 p.m. PST

Here is another picture showing the Spirit of '76 base completed.


Brooklyn Wargamer24 Jun 2013 10:50 a.m. PST

Will these be available in any other way than in Historicon? I would love to buy a set.

Yngtitan Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2013 11:25 a.m. PST

Very Nicely done Jim. Continued success to you and your venture.


Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jun 2013 1:03 p.m. PST

I will make them available after Historicon.

If you show up at our booth at Historicon you will get a free vignette if you buy only one pack of miniatures at our booth. That can be as little as $5.00 USD, $6.00 USD or $8.00 USD. Compare this to another vendor who is offering an AWI Historicon special figure that requires a minimum purchase of $100. USD

You can also aquire a set by becoming a Kickstarter backer of my AWI project:


They are included for free for all levels at and above $24.00 USD

Brooklyn Wargamer30 Jun 2013 7:59 p.m. PST

And that figure is not as kicka@@ than yours… just saying…

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jul 2013 7:02 a.m. PST

The Spirit of 76 vignette will be offered for free with any mail order after Historicon is over, while quantities are available.

I spent the weekend packing 250 of the sets (ouch). Each figure requires its own small bag (separate arms for each figure) and then all three bags are placed in a larger bag, and then finally, a card header with the company name, address and log are stapled to the bag.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2013 7:26 a.m. PST

Yes I got my first F&D miniatures this week and like them very much.

epturner Inactive Member15 Jul 2013 4:14 p.m. PST

I dearly want. One for my office, one for the gaming table…

One to annoy Historygamer with… grin

Sorry, pal.


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