Firing line

Firing line

Thursday 29 July 2021

Ratnik Miniatures -next sets available to pre.order

 The next two sets of metal Ratnik figures are available to pre.order from Gaming figures. They’re on their way to Griffin for moulds to be made and current turnaround time is 4-5 weeks.

The first metal set has sold out but is on reorder and I managed to paint a full set

They were a joy to paint and I think simple is the way to go

Wednesday 14 July 2021

Ratnik Miniatures first set now available

 I’m pleased to say that I have received the metal casting of Igor Karpov’s first set of 18th century civilians.

Griffin have done a first class job in the mouldmaking and casting the detail on these is excellent.

They will be in the shop tomorrow 

Thursday 8 July 2021

Blog name change

 Just a short post to say that as I no longer own Crann Tara I didn’t want to delete the blog so I thought I’d change its name. I’ve done the same with the Facebook page.

The title is pinched from Charles Grant who almost always has a section in each of his books under this heading where he reviews the actions he has fought and gives a glimpse to the future, I thought that was quite apt for this blog.

I will still be converting  and possibly casting some pieces but they will not be for general sale. There may be pieces that will be available to blog and to forum members. 😁

Take care.

Wednesday 30 June 2021


 You will all be aware from previous comments that the success of Crann Tara has brought with it it's own problems for me, mainly the increasing demands on my time and also the ability to keep creating new product.

Dave Ryan the owner of Caliver Books ( came to the rescue with an offer to buy the business and continue to take it forward, so as from the 1st July Dave/Caliver will take over the running of Crann Tara.
All orders up to the 30th will be processed by me and I ask ( if you can ) that you don't place any orders today (30th June) as a lot of work has to take place to prepare for the transition.
All my stock and moulds will be delivered to Caliver shortly but in the meantime continue to place orders as normal from the 1st and keep your eyes open as I know there are a lot of new releases coming very soon.
It has been 9 years since Crann Tara was created and it feels a bit like your child leaving home and the journey with many of you has been a good one. Thankyou for all your support and helping me develop this dream.
Finally I will still be selling Ratnik Miniatures they have gone for casting at Griffin they will be available to pre.order from my colleagues shop here from today.
Many thanks everyone.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch

Tuesday 22 June 2021


 Summer Sale.

It is looking more than likely that with the ongoing increase in metal prices I may have to increase prices slightly from July.

So to offset that

Starting from today until the 25th June I am offering a 20% discount on orders over £45.00.

The sale doesn’t include unit deals, Hessians or the Fife and Drum AWI range as these are already discounted and it will be restricted to stock items only – no back orders.

Just enter the code Summersale21 at checkout and all should be taken care of – any problems message me.

Wednesday 9 June 2021

Ratnik Miniatures

 Igor Karpov sculptor and owner of Ratnik miniatures has agreed that I can cast his 18th century figures in metal for resale. Igor is selling these excellent figures in resin and the first set of 10 civilians is on its way to me. By the time I get moulds made etc I think it will be the end of July before we see them available in metal.

They will be sold as a set of 10 figures. 

A second set has also been sculpted and has gone for resin casts and they will be on their way to me soon!

Igor is an excellent sculptor and captures the period really well.

Watch this space for updates.

Monday 7 June 2021

Flags of War restock.

 Just a quick note to say I have updated the web shop with the Flags of War stock for the Jacobites and the Government army. So the militia regiments, Marines and Dragoon regiment flags are now in stock.

I have also put the first 20 standards for the French in the shop this includes the Irish Brigade. Iain makes great flags and his range is expanding at pace.