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Offline Romark

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By Fire and Bayonet, update 12/02/20
« on: January 18, 2020, 02:58:18 PM »
Just got this from Helion,have the British forces sourced,from the Perry's,just wondering which manufactures to source appropriate French opposition,compatible with the Perry's range?
Thanks in advance  :)
« Last Edit: February 12, 2020, 11:53:12 AM by Romark »


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Re: By Fire and Bayonet,minis suggestions needed.
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2020, 03:12:08 PM »
Do Trent Minuatures  do suitable French. I know they did a range of Haitians for the slave rebellion. Early Matt Bickley sculpts too. ;) :)
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Re: By Fire and Bayonet,minis suggestions needed.
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2020, 08:57:28 AM »
Do Trent Minuatures  do suitable French. I know they did a range of Haitians for the slave rebellion. Early Matt Bickley sculpts too. ;) :)
Thanks Nick,I'll certainly give them consideration  :)

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Re: By Fire and Bayonet,minis suggestions needed.
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 08:46:35 PM »
Made a small start on some minis for this,Perry figures,naval troops from their Napoleon in Egypt range.
I already had some of these in my lead pile,along with some of their Marines so it was a logical start,more underway.
If anyone can chip in with any info on the French defenders,uniforms etc, I'd be most grateful.
As an example, I'm thinking of pressing some Perry AWI Southern Militia mins in as French island militia types,is this ok or a stretch too far  ???
Thanks for looking in  :)
Cheers

Offline Joe Fish

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Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 09:29:00 PM »
Would the 'Maroons' pack from the old Foundry D.A. range be useful?

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Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2020, 09:59:03 PM »
They look great Keith.

Have you looked at the Brigade Games French naval figures?

Just a thought, no idea if they are suitable.

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Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2020, 10:01:35 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions guys,please keep 'em coming  :)

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Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2020, 08:10:09 AM »
Great start Keith. Who is that chap at the back? I don’t recognise him...

I’ve done a lot of these... The Brigade Games figures are by Paul Hicks, exceptionally nice, and scale in very well with the Perry range.



BG do French from the Egyptian campaign too, which I think would probably work for the West Indies too.

Thread here: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=40047.0

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Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2020, 08:28:32 AM »
Hi Richard  :)
Thanks for taking time to comment,much appreciated.
The figure is another Perry,from their Egypt range,pack BH117  :)
Thanks for the link too,very useful.
Cheers
Keith

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Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2020, 11:35:43 AM »
That looks like an interesting book Romark.  Have you read it yet and if so what do you think?

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Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2020, 03:03:18 PM »
That looks like an interesting book Romark.  Have you read it yet and if so what do you think?
Hi
Halfway through,it's an easy read,lots of info on the Brit forces,not so much on the French opposition though.
Pleased with the purchase,only £7.48p incl postage with Helion, can't go wrong at that price, well worth it if you're interested in the period  :)

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Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2020, 01:28:05 AM »
Eureka Miniatures have a big French Revolutionary Wars range, some of their ragged French may work for your project?

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Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2020, 08:58:57 AM »
Eureka Miniatures have a big French Revolutionary Wars range, some of their ragged French may work for your project?
Thanks FW,they do look like a possibility :)

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Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2020, 09:42:14 AM »
Britannia Miniatures (Available from Grubby Tanks) do Napoleonic
Naval stuff. They are supposedly 25mm, but always were at the
chunky & big end of 25mm. They fit well with modern 28mm figs.
Have a look they also do things like ship figureheads, anchors,
crewman at the wheel and cannons. Well worth a look.
If you like any of them, give him a phone well before a show
& he will get the order ready for you.  At shows his stall is busy &
the filing system 'interesting'.

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Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2020, 09:55:54 AM »
Blimey Keith, you have been busy , from the frozen wastes of Russia to the shores of the Caribbean.  lol . The figures look great and I love the jungle piece behind them . I’ll be following this thread closely.