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Offline Svennn

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2008, 10:18:40 PM »
I quite fancy some of the S&T Alpini but the site is in Italian. Pigeon French/German and even a little Chinese I can do but it has me beat. Any Italians hang out here who could help out?
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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2008, 04:22:42 AM »
Always one of the places I visit when I manage a trip to Rome (twice in the last 4 years, hopefully it was going to be this year as well but alas, not to be). My lack of Italian language is always made up for with the amount of stock they have and their willingness to tolerate said lack. I have some of their armoured lancers from the Sudan/Abyssinian era (yet to see a paint job).

You can add Strategia & tattica, an italian manufacturer that does a line of italian special troops

http://www.strategiaetattica.it/miniature_base.asp?tipologia=28mmWW1

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2008, 03:15:47 PM »
Because they are equipped with a cloth helmet cover, Brigade Games French represent mid-war troops but not late war.


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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2008, 03:19:36 PM »
Thank you, didn't knew there was a difference.
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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2008, 10:56:34 PM »
Because they are equipped with a cloth helmet cover, Brigade Games French represent mid-war troops but not late war.



not all of the French have helmet covers.


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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2008, 02:14:23 PM »
Because they are equipped with a cloth helmet cover, Brigade Games French represent mid-war troops but not late war.



not all of the French have helmet covers.



No, indeed. They are nice figures too, of an army that is often overlooked in a predominantly anglo-saxon hobby.
But why not do packs where all the figures have cloth covers (battles of Verdun and la Somme) and others where all the figures have plain helmets (Chemin des Dames, 2nd battle of the Marne, and even Artois in 15) ? With the same number of poses, you could offer two time period ranges...  ;)



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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2008, 11:50:47 PM »
Any one need an italian here?
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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2008, 03:34:10 AM »
Because they are equipped with a cloth helmet cover, Brigade Games French represent mid-war troops but not late war.



not all of the French have helmet covers.

No, indeed. They are nice figures too, of an army that is often overlooked in a predominantly anglo-saxon hobby.
But why not do packs where all the figures have cloth covers (battles of Verdun and la Somme) and others where all the figures have plain helmets (Chemin des Dames, 2nd battle of the Marne, and even Artois in 15) ? With the same number of poses, you could offer two time period ranges...  ;)

When these were first sculpted by Mike Owen I did not see the packs prior to molding, casting and release. If I had I would have made a covered and uncovered pack.

If you notice there have not been anymore with covers since the beginning releases.

There are more French in process and Paul Hicks has taken up the reins on the WWI range while Mike Owen concentrates on RCW and our joint Arab Revolt range.

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2008, 11:38:41 PM »
Because they are equipped with a cloth helmet cover, Brigade Games French represent mid-war troops but not late war.



not all of the French have helmet covers.

No, indeed. They are nice figures too, of an army that is often overlooked in a predominantly anglo-saxon hobby.
But why not do packs where all the figures have cloth covers (battles of Verdun and la Somme) and others where all the figures have plain helmets (Chemin des Dames, 2nd battle of the Marne, and even Artois in 15) ? With the same number of poses, you could offer two time period ranges...  ;)

When these were first sculpted by Mike Owen I did not see the packs prior to molding, casting and release. If I had I would have made a covered and uncovered pack.

If you notice there have not been anymore with covers since the beginning releases.

There are more French in process and Paul Hicks has taken up the reins on the WWI range while Mike Owen concentrates on RCW and our joint Arab Revolt range.

b/r
Lon
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Maybe Lon you could arrange for folks who have a need just for French without helmet covers to purchase them.

Lovely news Lon on Paul designing more WW1 for you in conjunction with Mike working on the other ranges.

We are truly seeing good things being planned for WW1 and RCW.


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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2008, 12:30:02 AM »
Hi folks,

I found these old photos of some Battle Honours Greens.  I though people might be interested to see them.

regards,

Trev

Russians






British








Germans





Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2008, 12:52:26 AM »
Wow, Trev, those look great.  The Russians especially have great character.

Now if only Battle Honours KNEW that they could sell gobs and gobs of figures, simply by putting photos where potential customers could see them!!!

W

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2008, 05:25:39 AM »
Thanks Trev  8)

I hope to have up more BH WW1 very soon.

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2008, 08:12:08 AM »
Thank you, great pics. The germans aren't that great, but the brits and especially russians are nice!

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2008, 09:30:12 AM »
"Now if only Battle Honours KNEW that they could sell gobs and gobs of figures, simply by putting photos where potential customers could see them!!!"

it takes a lot of time, we are too busy, we have a show coming up, there are new releases to get out etc. etc.

Its a total no brainer to me. The above excuses are what we hear over and over again yet surely it is just as sensible to maximise return on existing investment as expanding with new stuff.

On the back of some of Helens and others posts I had visited the BH site and if I had seen these pics would probably have ordered.

Offline trev

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2008, 10:23:38 AM »
These pics are from the BH site back in 2001 actually.  I asked them for permission to post and I'll send them a link to the comments here.

regards,

Trev

 

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