Sunday, 16 February 2014

Thomas Gunn Miniatures: February Releases

The latest releases from TGM, and it's quite a list this month I can tell you. A little something for everyone, well very nearly. Enjoy!

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New Releases Expected Late February!
French Foreign Legion - Mexico

Mexico was Emperor Napoleons attempt to establish an empire for France in Mexico whilst the United States were busy with their own Civil War. One of the most famous of all battles was fought at Camerone where a few legionnaires fought off several thousand Mexicans before being overwhelmed and almost wiped out to the last man. We plan to expand this range significantly over the next few months and it is all set to be one of flagship ranges with lots more additions!

French Foreign Legion

All figures except FFL024 are a limited run of 125.

French & Indian Wars

Originally produced for a museum in the UK.
The Royal Americans were formed in 1756 after Braddocks defeat and were specifically formed with a view to fighting in the Americas and Canada.
Officer recruitment was mainly from Switzerland and Germany, it was the first time foreigners had been allowed an officers commission in the British army. The 60th were trained to fight as a conventional infantry unit but also as a more irregular force that could fight in the heavily wooded areas of North America against the French and the Native Indians. The Regiment fought at Louisbourg, Quebec and Bushy run plus it maintained garrisons throughout the continent during the FIW. Our first figure from this series is dressed as he would have been for the FIW and is stood to attention, useful for either on parade, guard or waiting to go into battle.
All the figures in this series are slightly smaller than our normal 60mm range and will fit in nicely with Britain's, JJD or Frontline figures from this period.

African Wars

Please note these figures are the same size as Britains and Conte to enable the collector to mix and match their collection.

World War One

LOA009 and LOA010 are the B version of our FFL Arabs that recently sold out at quite an unbelievable rate of knots. This version as such will be very useful for helping the Allied side in their fight against the Turks.
  • GW018 -- French WW1 (Gas Masks) - is something not seen from Thomas Gunn before and this is French WW1 infantry wearing gas masks dressed in Horizon Blue! Both soldiers are wearing the ARS gas mask which was very similar in appearance to the German army issue gas mask of the time. One soldier reloads whilst kneeling and our second figure fires from the prone position.  Please note more Frenchies wearing gas masks will be coming later on in the year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1.
  • LOA009 -- Firing & Wounded - comprise a standing firing figure and a wounded brother in arms.
  • LOA010 -- Standing & All Fours - features a standing sneaking forward and a cautiously advancing Arab on all fours.

Happy Hunting!

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