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Offline Von Stroheim

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Tsuba new Freikorps
« on: November 27, 2018, 03:27:25 PM »
According to their Facebook Page Empress have six new packs of Freikorps from Tsuba

https://www.facebook.com/mailempressminiaturescom/

Offline area23

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Re: Tsuba new Freikorps
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 08:55:47 PM »
Amazing stuff. Just got the spartakists absolutely lovely range. And no backpacks and finally also some longcoats.

The only thing is the puttees. Most of the photographs show the freikorps with boots and the council soldiers with either boots or loose trouser legs. Still, these must be the best Freikorps released to date.

Next Berlin police with shako's?

Offline Ewan

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Re: Tsuba new Freikorps
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 09:29:04 PM »
Police would be a really good addition to the range.

Offline Metternich

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Re: Tsuba new Freikorps
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 10:31:22 PM »
These Freikorps are excellent.  Could also be used in a very late WW 1 German army.  Beautiful figures.

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Re: Tsuba new Freikorps
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 08:54:42 AM »
Amazing stuff. Just got the spartakists absolutely lovely range. And no backpacks and finally also some longcoats.

The only thing is the puttees. Most of the photographs show the freikorps with boots and the council soldiers with either boots or loose trouser legs. Still, these must be the best Freikorps released to date.

Next Berlin police with shako's?
Yep, guess I get to practice my green stuff skills in makeing some boots.
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Re: Tsuba new Freikorps
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 09:28:50 AM »
Will be buying some of these but principally to expand my interwar Czech forces.
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Offline Arlequín

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Re: Tsuba new Freikorps
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 12:05:24 PM »
No shortage of puttees in 1919.





Some shako-helmeted police would be most welcome too I think. I don't think the 1919 uniform would have differed too much from that of the slightly later SiPo ('Green Police') would it?

Adding to Carlos's comment, the range also offers some reasonable options for opponents to the Bohemian Minis Czechs. If only that small range was shown a bit more love by its owner.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2018, 12:12:51 PM by Arlequín »

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Re: Tsuba new Freikorps
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2018, 07:52:01 PM »
Great minis
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Re: Tsuba new Freikorps
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2018, 03:14:50 AM »
If you GSed on jackboots, these would male fairly accurate WW2 Hungarians (barring the Bergmann SMGs), at least in the early war period

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Re: Tsuba new Freikorps
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2018, 04:14:30 AM »
Nah, they wouldn’t. Firstly, cos most Hungarian infantry didn’t use jackboots, rather they used breeches with a distinctive raper, tight along the calves. Secondly, because they are carrying the wrong arms and equipment. I looked at all the WW1 German ranges some time ago to see if Hungarian proxies were a worthwhile prospect. Head swaps on the Great Escape Hungarian range is probably your best bet.

They can make reasonable interwar Czechs with minor adaption. The Czech army wore puttees, carried Mauser rifles and some of them were still wearing the vz20 steel helmet, which was essentially the old Austrian stahlhelm, with or without the addition of a comb along the top. As these are Paul Hicks sculpts they will match the existing range of Czechs he sculpted.

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: Tsuba new Freikorps
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2018, 11:22:17 AM »
I did not know, or forgot that Mr. Hicks made Cezchs. What manufacturer carries them?

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Re: Tsuba new Freikorps
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2018, 11:30:13 AM »
I did not know, or forgot that Mr. Hicks made Cezchs. What manufacturer carries them?

https://www.horcata.eu/category/czechoslovak-infantry/

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Re: Tsuba new Freikorps
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2018, 11:45:32 AM »
Emil has promised to make some more too.

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Re: Tsuba new Freikorps
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2018, 01:46:48 PM »
Besides the obvious cost, I'd imagine the availability of Mr Hicks is an issue; so many ranges rely on him.

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Offline Kommando_J

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Re: Tsuba new Freikorps
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2018, 04:16:38 PM »
Besides the obvious cost, I'd imagine the availability of Mr Hicks is an issue; so many ranges rely on him.

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