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Offline Dochejed

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British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« on: October 26, 2018, 09:13:24 PM »
Does anybody make 25mm British Naval Brigade figures with edged weapons?  As a last resort I could use the open handed figures from the  Old Glory Boxer Rebellion Naval Artillery Crew pack, but I'd rather not buy 20 figures when I only need seven.  Are there any other options?

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Re: British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018, 11:26:57 PM »
What date are you looking for and are you looking for sailors  in a temperate or tropical climate?
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Re: British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 05:50:46 AM »
Sorry I should have specified, they’re going to be deck crew on a Space
1889 gunboat.  I’ll probably paint them with blue blouses and white trousers.

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Re: British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 06:36:29 AM »
https://www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/ourshop/cat_302103-British.html
How about Ironclad's Naval Brigade Boarding Party

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Re: British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 10:23:36 AM »
If you can find them the old Parroom Station 28mm figures have some British sailors armed with cutlasses. They are OOP now, but they crop up every now and again. Found an image of them on Ebay. The pic does not do them justice they are nice figures.

British Aero Naval Brigade:



Sadly I only have a couple of the officers. Here's one of mine with some paint slapped on very badly:

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Re: British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2018, 05:38:39 PM »
For deck crew look at Pulp's Royal Navy figures in their British Empire range. Unarmed deck crew plus a also a pack of sailors with rifles.

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Re: British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2018, 02:31:16 AM »
Thanks for all the suggestions.  The Paroom Station figures look best for my purposes, the ones armed with cutlasses would be perfect, but are of course unavailable.  Maybe I'll try converting some rifle carrying figures to cutlasses.  It looks like it might just be possible, but not easy, with the Perry Naval Brigade 'running at trail' figures.

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Re: British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2018, 09:50:53 PM »
Foundry does a boarding party. I've used them for Lift Boat crew in the past.


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Re: British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2018, 10:15:22 PM »
Redoubt do a pack of ACW naval landing party sailors, which will double-up nicely for Royal Navy. Paint them all blue or all white and they should look fine.



https://www.redoubtenterprises.com/product/acx-37/



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Re: British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2018, 10:32:08 PM »
Empress Miniatures do some nice figures in their New Zealand range.
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Re: British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2018, 10:59:58 PM »
More good suggestions!  The Redoubt sailors are the closest to what I was looking for, except for the headgear, which I don't recognize.  Maybe some headswaps are in order.

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Re: British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2018, 11:25:59 PM »
Headgear is unstiffened sailor's cap:


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Re: British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2018, 02:01:18 AM »
Ahhh, thanks.  Was it primarily the US Civil War navies that wore that headgear?

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Re: British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2018, 09:04:16 AM »
US navies in the 1860s copied Royal Navy uniform, hence the picture I posted.

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Re: British Naval Brigade with edged weapons in 25mm?
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2018, 04:15:18 PM »
Right, just noticed the text on the grog tub there and realized that these are Brits.  Thanks.