Sunday, June 13, 2021

New WSS Austrophile Infantry

I'm delighted to share with you a further release of War of the Spanish Succession 1/72nd scale figures, this time consisting of three different complementary sets: musketeers, command set and an optional, supplementary flag bearer. They're intended to stand for Austrophile spanish, or Austro-catalan, Infantry of the Line composing the bulk of Archduke Charles Habsburg's peninsular army.

Musketeers set comprises four different figures in advancing pose with fixed bayonets. On the other hand, command set includes an officer with spontoon, an NCO with halberd, a drummer and a flag bearer.

Worth to be remarked that spontoon, halberd, drum and flag pole are separate parts - therefore, a little assembly work is required.

And last, we've forecast a third set consisting of a supplementary flag bearer - for those using more than one of these in their battalions.

All them have been sculpted by Leonid Primachenko, as usual with this range.

Friday, June 4, 2021

WSS Seas of Naples Inf. Regt. flags

I've just made available another War of the Spanish Succession flag set, released in 1:100, 1:72 and 1:56 scales altogether as usual. Now it's been turn for Mar de Nápoles (=Seas of Naples) Regiment, another one of the most senior units in Spanish Infantry.

Along with this, I've also released a PDF painting guide devoted to that very same Infantry Regiment. All my PDF guides can be freely downloaded, as perhaps some of you already know.

And last, I would ask to all those having previously downloaded our PDF booklets on Sicily, Lombardy and Castile Infantry Regiments to check what version do they have in hands, because I've also updated them with a little information pieces else. If your booklets' bottom do read "2.0 version" they are OK; otherwise, if any reads "1.0 version" instead, that means you'd probably like to download it again.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Age of Sail flag sets, and feedback request

I've just released three new Age of Sail flag sets, two of which date back from the 17th century (Electorate of Brandenburg and Emanuel Wynn pirate) while a third one is from the 18th century (Kingdom of Naples).

After this release, our naval flags collection comprises up to 33 sets belonging to seventeen different XVII century seafaring nations: Castile/Spain, Portugal, Aragon/Catalonia, France, Ottoman Empire, England, Netherlands, Malta, Venice, Sicily, Holy Roman Empire, Brandenburg, Danmark, Scotland, Mughal India, Sweden and Ming China - besides of two pirate sets. This is leading me to believe this period as properly covered enough - although there are certainly more flag sets to be considered!

On the other hand, their XVIII century equivalent is comprising now 10 sets: Spain, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Naples, Maratha India, Russia and Qing China - as well as another three pirate sets. So this particular period has been left second to the above, and one could think convenient to boost it a bit.

So I'm likely going to pay some more attention to 18th century from now on; I'm not leaving 17th century aside (no way!), but perhaps it's come the time to invert priorities. What do you think? Is there any particular set, or sets collection, you would like to see soon? Please drop me some lines explaining to wishlist (at) minairons (dot) eu. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, May 13, 2021

XII International Brigade flags

We have already available a further set of Spanish Civil War flags, printed in 1:100, 1:72 and 1:56 scales altogether as usual. This new release covers the 12th International Brigade, perhaps better known as 'Garibaldi Brigade' on behalf of one its battalions' name. Set comes as a DIN A7 paper sheet with three flags.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

WSS Portuguese Infantry flags

I'm happy to announce release of a further War of the Spanish Succession flag set, made available in 1:100, 1:72 and 1:56 scales altogether as usual. This time it's been the turn for the Portuguese Infantry ~1700 pattern, a well known design consisting of eight green and white triangles, with a countersquare frame of the same.

I've taken advantage of this above for also releasing a free PDF booklet summarizing all available information on Portuguese flags I've been able to gather from knowledgeable local sources. You can download it for free from our website.

And last, I would ask to all those having previously downloaded our Spanish flags PDF booklet to check what version do they have in hands, because I've taken advantage too for updating this latter with further information regarding postwar flags (1718 and 1728). If the booklet you have reads "2.0 version" it's OK; otherwise, if it reads "1.0 version" instead, that means you'd probably like to download it again.

Friday, April 30, 2021

New L3/33 Carro Veloce boxed set

We've got already available a further 1:72 scale SCW boxed set, that of the italian L3/33 Carro Veloce tankette. It can be found at the following page of our website:

Each box contains two resin AFV model kits --the one destined to build as a regular tankette with twin MGs, while the other intended to build as a flamethrower tank, with its propellant trailer; besides, set also contains the two crewmen you can see in pictures, sculpted by Xan.

Both vehicles can also be acquired separately as "reinforcements", under codes 20GER011 and 20GER044.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

WSS Austrophile Infantry preview

I'm pleased to share the next couple of War of Spanish Succession 1/72 scale figure sets we've scheduled, now devoted to Charles Habsburg's infantry of the line.

As you can see in pictures, this upcoming release is to consist of two 4-figure sets --the one of musketeers, while the other one comprises officer, drummer, flag bearer and NCO.

We expect to release them before Summer, to be shortly afterwards followed by similar Two Crowns Spanish sets.

Friday, April 23, 2021

New Age of Sail flag sets

Our 1/600 scale Age of Sail ranges keep growing at a steady pace, now with the addition of three new 17th and 18th centuries naval flag sets. One of them is dedicated to the Royal Scots Navy between 1630 and 1707, while the other two are intended to cover Hindustan waters scenarios with a couple of sets related to the Mogul/Mughal Empire and the Maratha Confederation.

After these new releases, our Age of Sail collection now provides for thirty-four flag sets of up to sixteen 17th century nations, as well as those of another nine 18th century ones. In the next months we're going to gradually increase the releases related to this latter period.