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Offline marco55

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Carignan-Salieres Regiment 1665
« on: March 13, 2019, 01:54:54 PM »
Does anybody know of any figures to use as this regiment.I know North Star has the 1672 range but they don't really appeal to me.League of Augsburg has some nice figures but most look too late in the period.Any help would be appreciated. https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=carignan%20salieres&rs=rs&eq=&etslf=2593&term_meta[]=carignan%7Crecentsearch%7C0&term_meta[]=salieres%7Crecentsearch%7C0
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Offline Antonio J Carrasco

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Re: Carignan-Salieres Regiment 1665
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 07:48:26 PM »
If you are not commited to collect your armies in 28mm, Khurasan Miniatures has released a nice range of 15mm for the Wars of the Sun King.

http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/late-seventeeth-century.html

Offline DonVoss

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Re: Carignan-Salieres Regiment 1665
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 08:25:56 PM »
I used the Copplestone minis back in the day for my beaver wars...



Like them a lot....
...sorry, probably no help for you....;)

DV

Offline marco55

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Re: Carignan-Salieres Regiment 1665
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 12:34:31 AM »
If you are not commited to collect your armies in 28mm, Khurasan Miniatures has released a nice range of 15mm for the Wars of the Sun King.

http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/late-seventeeth-century.html
Pretty nice but I am committed to 28mm. Thank you anyway.
Mark

Offline marco55

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Re: Carignan-Salieres Regiment 1665
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 12:36:19 AM »
I used the Copplestone minis back in the day for my beaver wars...



Like them a lot....
...sorry, probably no help for you....;)

DV
I believe these are the ones North Star has now.Correct me if I'm wrong.I might have to take a second look.Thanks.Yours look great.
Mark

Offline Arthur

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Re: Carignan-Salieres Regiment 1665
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 02:07:29 AM »
The miniatures in the pic are 28mm : they are the former Copplestone Glory of the Sun range currently sold by North Star under the North Star 1672 banner.

They are wearing mid to late 1660's coats and are therefore ideal for the Carignan-Salières regiment : in fact, they're currently the most accurate figures on the market for that period in addition to being very nice sculpts.

There aren't many alternatives if you don't like them : the very old Dixon Grand Alliance range has an advancing musketeer with crossbelts that can pass muster although the cuffs sit a bit low on the sleeve for the period (ref. GA 5). The waistbelt was not introduced in the French army until the 1680's so all figures wearing apostles on a shoulder belt and a bayonet on a waistbelt are incorrect for the period if you wish to be accurate. This is the reason why the Front Rank and Warfare ranges won't work as the figures were sculpted with the 1685-1700 sub-period in mind, long after the Carignan-Salières regiment had left Canada. Ditto for the old Reiver Castings range, who also happen to be remarkably ungainly figures. 

At a pinch, you may want to look at the Firelock Games Blood and Plunder range : they do a pack of European musketeers with the right accoutrements, though you'll have to overlook the fact that their coats aren't quite right for the 1660's.     
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 02:10:05 AM by Arthur »

Offline marco55

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Re: Carignan-Salieres Regiment 1665
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 02:16:57 AM »
Thank you all for your help.I think I'll get the Copplestone figures as they look great painted up.When you look at the metal figures on the website they don't look too good. I hear that the Firelock figures although nice are very big.
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Offline marco55

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Re: Carignan-Salieres Regiment 1665
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 04:19:22 PM »
Here's a nice figure I bought off ebay last night. It's 1/30-60mm scale/size.
Mark

Offline DonVoss

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Re: Carignan-Salieres Regiment 1665
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 09:43:02 PM »
Glad you like the minis....;)

Yes, they are now sold via Northstar.

I painted a few as Dutch Marines some years ago.





Only shame are the limited poses for the shooting guys.
And there were probably no pikes in the canadian woods I guess....;(

Cheers,
Don....:)

Offline marco55

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Re: Carignan-Salieres Regiment 1665
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2019, 10:27:19 PM »
I think they left the pikes behind.Here's probably the best book on this regiment.
Mark