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15mm Figures for America's "Splendid Little War"

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

And as combat with the Spanish ended, new foes for the Yanqui's 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.

Pack Contents
All figures are sold in labled bags, mostly of 20 figures, in from one to three poses, and cast in lead free pewter for TVAG by Zombiesmith. No two Packs will necessarily be identical 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 (not necessarily a unique figure), Color Bearer, and Officer. (All US Cavalry are depicted on foot as those who went to Cuba were forced to abandon their horses in Florida for lack of adequate transport.)

3) Moros--In Pack #1 are 19 Warriors and a Datu (Chief), five with Rifles the rest with a variety of characteristic weapons. Pack #2 contains another Datu, 19 Warriors in multiple poses, open handed, with a wide assortment of hand weapons and shields.

4) Artillery Packs-- 1) U.S.--Two of the nominal Guns/Gatlings, and 8 Crew figures, plus Officer and Guidon Bearer. 2) Spanish --Two of the nominal guns, 8 Crew figures, and Officer. 3) Moro --Two guns of "uncertain" weight/caliber, mounted on old naval trucks, with six Crew and a "Gun Captain."

5) U.S. Artillery on Mules--One weapon in component parts (carriage, wheels, barrel), and 5 Mules (3 to carry parts, 2 with Ammunition, etc), without Crews.

6) Personalities and Command--US: US Gen. Shafter (on his burro), Gen. Joe Wheeler and Col. Roosevelt, on horseback (with TR afoot, also), 2 mounted Staff Officers, 2 Color Bearers (w/flags) and 2 Staff (afoot).
Spanish: Generals Vara del Rey (on horseback) and Arsenio Linares (afoot), 2 Color Bearers (w/flags), and 4 Staff Officers (afoot).

7) Casualties--10 to a Pack, no Command, etc.

Miscellaneous Pack Information
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.

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

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

C. The "Rough Riders Booster Pack" contains one Sims-Dudley "Dynamite Gun" w/three Crew, and a Colt Machine Gun w/two crew. These were the exclusive possessions of the US 1st Volunteer Cavalry Regiment in Cuba.

D. The "US Volunteer Infantry" pack can be painted to represent many different units (including the 71st New York).

E. "U.S. Infantry Prone" come 10 figures w/o Command in a pack.

F. Casualty packs for both sides will contain 10 figures each, w/o command.

G. Filipino/Cuban Insurectos wore a simple, practical tropical white uniform cut very much the same as their Spanish opponents. Each pack comes with 19 assorted infantry poses and an Officer.

TVAG also offers two lines of PDF files of relevant building models for self-printing on card stock. Easily assembled, these authentic building designs are available in both 15mm and 25/28mm sizes, with the files 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 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 remains 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 20th the "American Century."

Photos of "Rough Riders!" miniatures in play courtesy of their painter, Bryan Lishenskien.
US Infantry Storming Ashore US Artillery Goes Into Action
Spanish Artillery Under Fire Spanish Infantry Attack

Spanish Infantry

Full Dress

SPAM 001
Full Dress Uniform
$12.00 per pack

Field Dress

SPAM 002
Field Uniform

$12.00 per pack

Philippines Uniform

SPAM 003
Philippine Islands Uniform
$12.00 per pack

Spanish Sailors

SPAM 004
Spanish Naval Infantry
$12.00 per pack

Spanish Casualties

SPAM 005
Spanish Casualties


Spanish Artillery

Spanish 75mm Gun

SPAM 006
75mm Field Guns & Crews
$10.00 per pack

SPAM 007
80mm Gun Mountain Guns & Crews
$10.00 per pack

SPAM 029
Spanish Personalities and Command
$8.00 per pack

U.S. Infantry & Cavalry

US Regular Infantry

SPAM 008
U.S. Regular Infantry
$12.00 per pack

US Volunteer Infantry

SPAM 009
U.S. Volunteer Infantry
$12.00 per pack

US Colored Infantry

SPAM 010
U.S. 24th or 25th Infantry
$12.00 per pack

US Regular Cavalry

SPAM 011
U.S. Regular Cavalry

$12.00 per pack

Colored Cavalry

SPAM 012
U.S. 9th or 10th Cavalry (Dismounted)
$12.00 per pack

Volunteer Cavalry

SPAM 013
U.S. Volunteer Cavalry (Dismounted)
$12.00 per pack

US Casualties

SPAM 014
U.S. Casualties
$6.00 per pack

SPAM 027
U.S. Infantry, Prone

$8.00 per pack

SPAM 028
Filipino/Cuban Insurectos

$12.00 per pack

U.S. Artillery

SPAM 015
U.S. 3.2" Field Guns & Crews
$10.00 per pack

SPAM 016
U.S. Hotchkiss 2" Guns & Crews
$10.00 per pack

Gatling Gun Gatling Gun

SPAM 017
U.S. Gatling Guns & Crews
$10.00 per pack

Hotchkiss Mountain Gun on Pack Mules

SPAM 018
U.S. Hotchkiss 2" Mountain Gun on Mules
$10.00 per pack

Gatling Gun on Pack Mules

SPAM 019
U.S. Gatling Gun on Mules
$10.00 per pack

Dynamite Gun
Colt Machine Gun Colt Machine Gun

SPAM 020
"Rough Riders Booster Pack"
$8.00 per pack

US Personalities and Command

SPAM 021
U.S. Personalities & Command
$12.00 per pack

Moro Wars!


SPAM 022
Moro Warriors 1
$12.00 per pack

Moros with Separate Weapons

SPAM 023
Moro Warriors 2
(Open Handed with Separate Weapons)
$12.00 per pack

Moro Guns and Crew

SPAM 024
Moro Cannons & Crew
$9.00 per pack

Philippine Scouts Philippine Scouts

SPAM 025
US Philippine Scouts
$12.00 per pack

Filipino Constabulary Filipino Constabulary

SPAM 026
Filipino Constabulary

$12.00 per pack

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