Thursday 14 November 2013

Gringo 40's November Releases

The latest releases from Gringo’s includes a stunning model of Murat the “dandy” King of Naples and superb quartet of Oniria Minis that make up the famous Last Walk scene from The Movie the Wild Bunch.

The 28mm Model of Murat captures the full character of the man, his grace, beauty, courage and arrogance to splendid effect. Modeled mounted on horseback in Polish uniform sat astride a full tiger skin this is a miniature that is sure to appeal to wargamers and miniature painters alike.

The latest 36mm Oniria vignette available from Gringos is a stunning quartet of miniatures. Based on the famous last walk scene from The Wild Bunch movie portraying the actors, William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson and Warren Oates, making their way to confront Mapache and his men; in the famous and bloody climactic showdown of Peckinpah's classic western.

 Check out these and all Gringo 40’s miniatures at Here.

Saturday 21 September 2013

28mm Arab Leader Mulai Ahmed er Raisuni: Raisuli

The latest 28mm wargame miniature from Gringo’s is the Riff leader Mulai Ahmed er Raisuni known simply as Raisuli to the English. He was the Sharif (descended from Mohammed) of the Jebela of Morocco and was considered by his people to be the rightful heir to the throne of Morocco.

 Regarded by foreigners and the Moroccan government as a brigand, some Moroccans, especially among the mountain tribes, considered him a hero. Battling a weak and oppressive regime. Described by David S Woolman as a Robin Hood figure combined with the qualities of a Feudal Baron and Bandit. A Saintly Villain who is still regarded as the last of the Barbary Pirates.

Born in 1871 Raisuli became involved in criminal activity stealing sheep and cattle before being arrested by the Pasha of Tangier, his own cousin and foster brother, brutalized and chained to a dungeon wall for four years. Only surviving the ordeal by the charity of his friends who would vast the prison to feed and clean him. Raisuli emerged from prison hardened and ruthless and was soon back to his old activities with renewed vigor.


 Famed for taking hostages he could be both chivalrous and generous to those he had kidnapped. However should he consider the victim unworthy, especially those working for the Pasha, they would suffer death and extreme cruelty. His favored method of punishment was to burn the captive’s eyes out with red hot copper coins. On another occasion he beheaded the Pasha’s Emissary and sent his head back in a basket of melons.

With just a nod to Hollywood and Sean Connery Gringo40’s latest figure shows Raisuli in heroic pose, mounted upon a fine Arab horse, inspiring the Rif into action against the Spanish during the Moroccan Revolt of 1913. Available direct now for just £3.95 from our online web store HERE.

Monday 22 July 2013

New 28mm Austrian Legion Wargame Miniatures

The Austrians provided the second largest contingent of foreign soldiers during the Maximillian Campaign; the largest being the French.
All Miniatures painted by Andy Taylor 

The Austrian Infantry component of the Austrian Legion consisted of three battalions of Jagers.

There uniform of blue grey jacket, red waistcoat and red trousers (probably French surplus), and black neckerchief topped of by a traditional Jager style hat of Grey felt with red red hatband and feathers was of a more practical design for the harsh heat of Mexico than the European uniform of the regular Austrian army.

The trousers were worn tucked into black leather gaiters. All Leather belts and straps were black and all ranks wore beards.

These all new 28mm miniatures can be purchased from our secure online store at

Sunday 7 July 2013

28mm Conquistadors from Gringo 40's

Conquistadors (From the Spanish Conquistadores meaning Conquerors) were professional soldiers, explorers and adventurers who served the Spanish Empire of Castile.

While Spanish law prohibited non Spanish and non-Catholics from settling the New World many Conquistadors were in fact foreign nationals who to circumvent the Castilian law would Hispanicise their name and convert to Catholicism. Many famous conquistadores were in fact German, Dutch, Croatian, Austrian, Greek and Portuguese.

Administration tended to be left to Roman Catholic Priests who would also educate the men, many of whom were from extremely poor backgrounds, and were therefore illiterate when they joined the Military. The Roman Catholic Religious Orders associated with the Conquistadors and their pacification of the Americas were the Dominicans, Carmelites, Franciscans and the Jesuits.

Gringos is proud to have added these fearsome warriors of Spain to their expanding arsenal of fine 28mm wargame miniatures. These and figures from our other ranges can be viewed and purchased at

Sunday 16 June 2013

28mm Mayan Warrior Miniatures from Gringo 40's New Mesoamerican Range of Wargame Figures

The all new 28mm Mayans are now available from the Gringo 40’s web store.

Mayan Warriors painted by Kevin Dalimore

These spectacular warriors are suitable for all Mayans from the pre-classic period of around 1000 BC right up to the Spanish Conquest.

Mayan Chief painted by Andy Taylor

The range includes warriors in simple dress to elaborately dressed Priests and Chiefs in magnificent war headdresses designed to both inspire and terrorise at the same time.

Mayan Warrior Priest painted by Angel

 Mesoamerican warfare was a bloody and cruel affair steeped in ritual as the Mayans considered it to have been sanctioned by the Gods themselves. To die in battle was to secure an eternity of bliss but to allow oneself to be captured was a most terrible fate.

Mayan Warriors painted by Andy Taylor

Those unfortunate enough to be taken prisoner by the Mayans were ritualistically slaughtered, usually by decapitation.

Mayan Warriors by Kevin Dalimore

 The Mayan Warriors themselves would take part in blood letting rituals. Slitting own tongues and genitals and dripping the blood onto paper before burning it as an offering to their Gods.

 To purchase these and to check out our other exciting ranges go

Friday 12 April 2013

Lots of New Wargame Figures from Gringo40's Just Released.

Here at Gringo 40’s we have been beavering away solidly in preparation for the Britain’s premier Wargaming event, South London Warlords Salute, being held at Excel on the 20th April 2013.

 Not only have we expanded some of our existing ranges, check out the latest editions to our Mexican Revolution range for instance and you will find more than 12 all new sculpts, but we have started three all new ranges.

 Firstly for 40mm fans there is the new Western Gunfighters range and for 28mm fans, there are the all new Mesoamericans, Conquistadors and Spanish American ranges available now.

 The Mayans are the first of the Mesoamericans and consist of warriors in various poses as well as a chieftain and a priest in a stunning masked headdress that will appeal to figure painters who want a challenge.

The conquistadors have two mounted figures as well as a foot and artillery ready for purchase now

You can purchase these and many more quality wargaming products from our secure online store

Sunday 24 February 2013

"You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas."

Davy Crockett was a native of what is now northeastern Tennessee born 17 August 1786 where he was best known as a hunter and for his unique style of backwoods oratory. Only learning to read and write in his eighteenth year and marrying shortly afterwards and starting a family of several children.

 He first became involved in politics as the local magistrate before becoming elected to State Legislature in 1821. In 1827 he was elected to Congress were he would serve 3 terms. Before being narrowly defeated in his election to a 4th term, he famously told the people of his district should they fail to elect him, “You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas." Following his defeat, he did just that.

 Crockett headed for Texas in the fall of 1835 were he was well received, writing back to his daughter in Tennessee on 9 January 1836,” I would rather be in my present situation than to be elected to a seat in Congress for life”

 Less than one month later Crockett would die for Texas independence, giving his life along with 188 other defenders, in a former Roman Catholic mission known as The Alamo.

Davy Crockett is just one of the exciting new figures added to Gringo 40's excellent new range of 40 mm Alamo wargaming miniatures.

Sunday 27 January 2013

New 28mm Mexican Revolution Miniatures from Gringo 40's

This week’s release sees the latest editions to our rapidly expanding Mexican Revolution range.
Enthusiastic Villista
The Villistas see three more rebel soldiers added to their ranks along with the first two Federales, a
bespectacled officer and a Federal Trooper.
Mexican Federal Police Commander
 We have also started to add U.S. Army figures to cover the Mexican Punitive Expedition of 1916; which took place during the Revolution, led By General Black Jack Pershing (suitably the first U.S. Miniature in the range) against Pancho Villa and his Villistas.
Brigadier General  John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing

There will be more exciting additions to this range in the very near future so do make sure that you check back soon.