Thursday, 3 March 2011
Falcata - if you blinked you missed them
My earlier post on Falcata Miniaturas, the Madrid based manufacturer of 1/72 scale white metal Napoleonic figures, has attracted a lot of interest since it appeared - I think it's currently at No.2 in my all time hit list!
I've also had a number of enquiries asking for details of the range, and their current availability. I have to say that I don't really know very much about them. They started production in September 2004 - I am reliably informed that the original intention had been to make the figures in plastic (which makes sense when you see the range of poses), but they opted for white metal - and they seem to have closed the business sometime in 2008. The date is uncertain - supplies to retail outlets stopped, and stock was gradually cleared. Remainder items are hard to find now, though they turn up on eBay from time to time.
The range, sold in packs of 34 castings, was:
FE-01 Spanish Line Infantry
FE-02 Spanish Grenadiers
FE-03 French Infantry
FE-04 British Infantry
FE-05 Spanish Garrocheros & Lanceros de Carmona
FE-06 KGL Heavy Dragoons
and that was as far as they got. Subsequent releases were planned thus:
FE-07 Spanish Guerrilleros
FE-08 Spanish Line Artillery
FE-09 Spanish Hussars
FE-10 British Rifles
FE-11 French Guard Marines [for Baylen?]
FE-12 Polish Guard Lancers [for Somosierra?]
FE-13 British Highlanders
but, sadly, they never appeared.