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15mm Figures for America's Splendid Little War

From Sculptor/Modeler/Author Chris Ferree, returns his original line of figures for the Spanish-American War in 15mm. First produced by Richard Houston over 10 years ago as part of the innovative "Battles In A Box" miniatures collections, the full line is once again available exclusively from TVAG from newly mastered molds and the figures are as crisp and full of character as ever.

"Rough Riders!" consists of all troop types actually sent to Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippine Islands by the United States, and as they fought the defending Spanish forces. The Spanish are themselves well represented by the troops (as defined by recognizable uniform types) defending the last outposts of their crumbling Empire.

And as combat with the Spanish ended, new foes appeared. Of these, the most colorful and exotic were Spain's perennial Philippine enemies, the Moros. "Rough Riders!" provides these fanatical warriors and their lethal weapons in spades.

Figure Sets

All figures are sold in Packs, mostly of 20 castings each, in multiple poses. No two Packs need be alike in the specific poses provided. Pack contents break down as follows:

1)Spanish Infantry & Sailors--19 figures and an Officer.

2)US Infantry & Cavalry--17 soldiers, and one each NCO, Color Bearer, and Officer.  (All US Cavalry are depicted on foot as those who went to Cuba were forced to abandon their horses for lack of adequate transport.)

3) Moros--In Pack #1 are 14 Warriors, mixed weapons, five with Rifles, and 1 Datu (Chief). In Pack #2 there are 15 Warriors, open handed, with weapons and shields on sprues for greater variety of poses and weapons.

4) Artillery Packs--Three of the nominal Guns, and 12 Crew figures.

5) Artillery on Mules--One weapon in component parts (carriage, wheels, barrel), and 5 Mules (3 to carry parts, 2 with Ammunition, etc), but no Crews.

6) Personalities and Command--A mixed bag with mounted figures of US Generals Shafter, Wheeler, and Col. Roosevelt, with two Spanish Generals. Foot figures include a selection of Spanish and US Officers, Color Bearers, and NCO's.

7) Casualties--20 to a Pack

Figure Packs and Miscellaneous Information

US Colored Infantry and Cavalry packs (the "24th or 25th Infantry," "9th or 10th Cavalry") contain 19 Black Soldiers (including an NCO and Color Bearer), and one White Officer, as per actual practice.

Spanish units did not carry their Colors in the field, thus no such figures are provided.

The "Rough Riders Booster Pack" contains two Sims-Dudley "Dynamite Guns," two Colt Machine Guns, and one 57mm Revolving Hotchkiss Gun, with Crew figures for all. Save for the latter piece, the other weapons were the exclusive possessions of the US 1st Volunteer Cavalry Regiment.

The "US Volunteer Infantry," and "US Volunteer Cavalry" packs can be painted to represent several different units (including the 71st New York, and the US 1st Volunteer Cavalry Regiment).

Where a mix of poses is provided, no two packs may be quite the same, though the total number, and the inclusion of Command figures, is standardized as explained above.

Accessories

TVAG also offers two lines of PDF files of relevant building models for self-printing on heavy card stock. Easily assembled, these authentic building designs are available in both 15mm and 25/28mm sizes, and the files are delivered post free via E-mail.

For Cuba and the Philippines, the Rough Riders Blockhouses & Buildings Collection are now available via the link.

Proper Filipino/Moro Huts and a Moro Fort are also available on the Native Huts and Longhouses Page.

But, best of all, the original dedicated rules set (conveniently also named Rough Riders! ) is available now on the War Gaming Rules & Books page.

More To Come!

Moro War Canoes, US/Spanish Gunboats, other Accessories (and figures!) in support of Rough Riders! are under development. 

It is TVAG's express intention to become the definitive source for everything you need to explore the history--and countless "what if's"--of this crucial war that made the next century the "American Century."


Spanish Infantry

Full Dress

SP-AM 001
Full Dress Uniform
$10.00 per pack

Field Dress

SP-AM 002
Field Uniform

$10.00 per pack

Philippines Uniform

SP-AM 003
Philippine Islands Uniform
$10.00 per pack

Spanish Sailors

SP-AM 004
Sailors
$10.00 per pack

Spanish Casualties

SP-AM 005
Casualties
$6.00 per pack


Spanish Artillery

Spanish 75mm Gun

SP-AM 006
75mm Field Guns & Crews
$10.00 per pack

Spanish 80mm Gun Spanish Mountain Gun

SP-AM 007
80mm Mountain Guns & Crews
$10.00 per pack


American Infantry & Cavalry

US Regular Infantry

SP-AM 008
US Regular Infantry
$10.00 per pack

US Volunteer Infantry

SP-AM 009
US Volunteer Infantry
$10.00 per pack

US Colored Infantry

SP-AM 010
US 24th or 25th Infantry
$10.00 per pack


US Regular Cavalry

SP-AM 011
US Regular Cavalry
(Dismounted)

$10.00 per pack


Colored Cavalry

SP-AM 012
US 9th or 10th Cavalry (Dismounted)
$10.00 per pack


Volunteer Cavalry

SP-AM 013
US Volunteer Cavalry (Dismounted)
$10.00 per pack


US Casualties

SP-AM 014
US Casualties
$6.00 per pack



American Artillery

US 3.2

SP-AM 015
US 3.2" Field Guns & Crews
$10.00 per pack


Hotchkiss Gun

SP-AM 016
US Hotchkiss 2" Guns & Crews
$10.00 per pack


Gatling Gun Gatling Gun

SP-AM 017
US Gatling Guns & Crews
$10.00 per pack


Hotchkiss Mountain Gun on Pack Mules

SP-AM 018
US Mountain Gun on Mules
$8.00 per pack


Gatling Gun on Pack Mules

SP-AM 019
US Gatling Gun on Mules
$8.00 per pack


Dynamite Gun Dynamite Gun
Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon
Colt Machine Gun Colt Machine Gun

SP-AM 020
"Rough Riders Booster Pack"
$10.00 per pack


Personalities and Command

SP-AM 021
Personalties & Command
$10.00 per pack



Moro Wars!

Moros

SP-AM 022
Moro Warriors 1
$10.00 per pack


Moros with Separate Weapons

SP-AM 023
Moro Warriors 2
(Open Handed with Separate Weapons)
$10.00 per pack

Moro Gun and Crew

SP-AM 024
Moro Cannons & Crew
$10.00 per pack


Philippine Scouts Philippine Scouts

SP-AM 025
US Philippine Scouts
$10.00 per pack


Filipino Constabulary Filipino Constabulary

SP-AM 026
Filipino Constabulary

$10.00 per pack



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