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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Douglas Miniatures, Crimean British Foot


Douglas Miniatures was a British company active in the late 1960s and 1970s. They manufactured 20mm figures in three ranges: Crimean War, Napoleonic and Seven Years War/Malburian. The business is no longer active; additional information can be found on the Vintage 20mil site:

http://www.intonet.co.uk/~rblack/

(EDIT: the Douglas range is actually being put into production; more details in a future post)

The photo above shows a couple of figures from Douglas’ Crimean war range, along with a variety of figures from other makers. (Click on the picture for a larger version.)

The actual figures are from the following sets (left to right):
  • Tumbling Dice set C1854 BR 13 - British Horse Artillery Gun Crew
  • Esci set 221 – Crimean War Russian Infantry and Artillery
  • Douglas Miniatures Crimean War British Foot Artillery
  • Emhar box EM 7211 – French Infantry, Crimean War & Franco-Prussian War
  • Douglas Miniatures Crimean War British Infantry
  • Strelets set 0028 – Crimean War British Line Infantry
More detailed comparisons will follow.

2 comments:

efb said...

According to a recent entry at the Old Metal Detector, it looks like the Douglas Crimean War range is going to be available again at some point.

Plastic Hussar said...

Thanks for the comment. You are correct. Since posting this, I have been in touch with the current owner, and he has provided details. I will post details in the next day or so.