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We have a new poll for 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 January 2014 15:45

I've just put out a new poll for 2014. Thanks to all who answered last year's poll and provided emails and ideas.

This year I have some fairly specific things in mind. Askari Miniatures has been focused on Colonial conflicts in roughly the period 1870-1940 and for conflicts not well covered by other manufacturers. Who needs yet another set of British and Zulus?

In that same time period, many of the units we make fought elsewhere, such as conflicts in Europe. One example is the Russian and Cossack figures for either the Russo-Turkish War of 1877 or the conquest of Central Asia. Another is the Zouaves, Turcos and other Colonial troops used by France in the Crimea, Italy, and France itself. The Italian uniforms in Ethiopia in 1936 are identical to those in Libya in 1940.

With all that in mind, I'm seeking to build on what we--and you--already have to expand the possibilities.

Please answer the poll and let me know what you think. I'm always limited by time and resources so the most popular items win out first.

 

 

 
More painted Schutztruppe PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 13 December 2013 16:55

Schutztruppe CommandSome more new color photos. Our painter, Les Keffel, has been busy with Schutztruppe, Hereros and French sailors. Check out the inspiring new photos at the webstore.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 16:58
 
French Fusiliers Marins from 1871 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 November 2013 21:45

We have some new French Fusiliers Marins in their blue winter uniforms and sheepskin jackets from 1871 now available.

There is also a command group. Just need to take the pictures.

This is a slight departure from our usual Colonial focus. In the Franco-Prussian War, the French brought over the Zouaves, Tirailleurs, and Chasseurs d' Afrique from North Africa, which are in our current Colonial line. The Chasseurs Alpins are also suitable for 1870/1. I thought it might be fun to expand a bit and make the sailors as well.

This is a slightly new direction for Askari Miniatures: I would be interested to hear what you think.

The two figures on the right come with full packs; the two on the left are without.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 November 2013 19:33
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German Schutztrupe Command Released PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 05 October 2013 11:41

The German Schutztruppe Command set is here and ready to ship. It consists of four figures as shown: NCO waving, Officer with sword, Bugler running, and Scout pointing. These make the command figures for the dismounted Schutztruppe GE-1.

I have worked this summer to finish up some projects and am now making production molds. Expect to see quite a few new things in the next  few months.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013 17:00
 
Hereros PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 29 September 2013 00:00

We now have Hereros on foot, the opponents of the German Schutztruppe in the Herero War in German Southwest Africa. They are in a variety of styles of dress and carry captured German rifles and bandoliers.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013 12:18
 
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