Britains has released details of their all new Battle of Fredericksburg 1862 American Civil War Range. The initial releases scheduled for February 2013 include 15 figures and two scenic details. I was fortunate enough to see pre production samples of these figures in person upon a recent visit to sculptor Ken Osen's house. I have to say they are spectacular and among the best figures Ken has ever done. The Irish Brigade flag with photo-etched battle honors is simply stunning. Also of note is that Ken has sculpted a new Angle of Marye's Height set for the series. Those who have followed him will note that he did this same set way back in 1996 during his first tenure at Britains. What a difference 15 years or so makes. It shows just how far this hobby has come. To round out the range Ken has sculpted two sets of scenics to make up the sunken road at Marye's Heights. My hat's off the Ken & Richard Walker for developing this exciting new range of figures. Click Here to Pre Order the Fredericksburg 1862 range
The November 2012 issue of the Britains Collector Club magazine 'The Standard' contains a feature on the new range as well as a feature by Ken on how he crafted the series including the use of living historians in period dress, background on winter clothing during the Civil War and the actual sculpting of the figures.
Another great feature in this issue is an article by Craig Appleton on Germans on the Somme in WWI. Another new range to be released by Britains in early 2013.
The Standard is only available to members of the Britains Collectors Club. I highly recommend joining. Click here for details
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