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Offline Arlequín

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2008, 11:28:59 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...  ;)




I'm really curious here.... so why did they stop wearing helmet covers?

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2008, 01:53:18 PM »
That's why I'm interested in any other non-Sikh Indian figures that might be out there.

I have been thinking about the same thing lately (reading Colonel Bailey and Hopkirk does that to me). I have been thinking about picking up some of Old Glory's NW Fronteir Indiand to see how different they are from WW1/interwar types. I'm particularly interested in their Guides cavalry to use as escorts for my butterfly gathering expedition.

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2008, 02:28:51 PM »

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I'm really curious here.... so why did they stop wearing helmet covers?
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There was a tendency for head wounds to result in bits of the helmet cover being driven into the wound - the result usually being that the wound would turn septic.  Once this was realised, the helmet covers quickly disappeared.

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Battle Honours WW1 Figure Range
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2008, 06:37:05 AM »
Hi Folks,

Well as promished I'd start to show some of the figures available from Battle Honours in all their glory. Please note I'll try and give further explanations where necessary. Furthermore, I'll try and provide more information and photos over the coming days/weeks. Its just when I get a chance to clean, base and undercoat. Take photos (weather permitting).

The team at Old Glory 15s are very nice folks and will answer your questions promptly. They will also send you the correct item if they have incorrectly sent you an item that wasn't on your order. They do check this forum so thats really nice too.

The majority of the figures are flash free. There is little work required. Please note, there are some casting lines which do require a little attention, but on the whole they are very good detailed figures especially when you initially undercoat them.

Paul and Soapy (from what Soaps told me in an e-mail) started designing this range of figures for WW1. They have created IMHO a lovely job considering their experience at the time. Little things have been considered that makes this range an attraction. Field telephones/radios come to mind for some of the countries. There are loads of character in some of these figures designed which must be a reflection on the designers true talent that was slowly emerging through this range.

So lets begin with:

Germans In Palestine

Company Command
[WWIGP-1]
In this set I received 8 figures. Three officers, three NCOs and two field telephone operators. Lots of character in these guys, especially the fact that some of the figures have goggles - Yeh! No brainer here just beautiful character  8)



Maxim MG With Crew
[WWIGP-4
In this set I received 1 mg firing with 3 crew and 1 mg, 3 man team carrying the weapon with and extra couple of riflemen. The kneeling guy does not come with the ammo container. Thats an extra I placed there. I do like these guys as they have alot of character. The guys carrying the mg was a real pain to put together. The hands are molded onto the legs of the mount. Firstly, set up the mg mount and glue and allow to dry. Then its a matter of the rear guys being attached first and let dry followed by the two front guys. It may take you a few days, but its worth it. You need to carefully ensure that they fit okay prior to adhering with glue. Dry run is recommended. My recommendation is to make up this set prior to painting.



Batallion Command
[WWIGP-5]

This set I received contained two mounted officers and three dismounted officers. This pack is also the same pack as German Battalion Command [WWIGR-05]

Lovely officers with loads of character.


Serbian

Company Command
[WWISB-01]

In this set I received were two officers, three NCOs and three buglers. These chaps are really lovely. Stacks of detail and will be a delight to paint. The officer in cloak firing pistol is really cute :-*


Rifles Advancing
[WWISB-02]

A nice set of 10 figures advancing of which two were ncos. The nco would be suitable for the artillery too.


Heavy MG
[WWISB-04]

This set comes with two mgs firing with two crew and a three amn crew carrying the mg. Two further riflemen are contained in the pack I received. A really nice set but a pain to put the mg together. I've had to use blue tac to set in place the mg. The locating plug on one side of the mg is not long enough (through casting most probably) to fit into the locating hole in the mount of one side (the other side is okay). It will try your patience, but worth it in the end. The gunner does require a little work as he is right back on the base (casting) pliers will usually fix this problem to upright him some what! The other issue is that the mg cannot be located close enough for his hands to actually touch the mg handles. A slight issue, but not a biggy. Overall, a lovely set and one that will see the light of day mowing down plenty of Austrians 8)


British

Company Command
[WWIBR-01]

In this set I received three officers, two warrant officers and two signallers. A top set that requires little explanation. The flags are very fragile and one I'd to drill out and reapply in the other direction for some difference. May not be shown here  8)


More to follow in the next couple of days.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2008, 06:48:04 AM by Helen Bachaus »

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2008, 08:41:15 AM »
Very interesting.
Looking forward to see the rest!
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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #50 on: May 24, 2008, 11:05:09 AM »
Excellent!  Thanks for posting Helen.  This range has been a well kept secret.  lol

Trev

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #51 on: May 24, 2008, 12:50:17 PM »
Thank you! I think it's really time for BH to put some pice on their site.
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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2008, 03:59:48 PM »
Cheers for the pics Helen. 8)
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Re: Battle Honours WW1 Figure Range
« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2008, 05:07:00 PM »


Now that looks like a great set! Anybody for some "Semaphore Version of Wuthering Heights"? ;) lol

I used to own a bunch of WW1 Battle Honours. Great little figures, but somehow that set eluded me.

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Re: Battle Honours WW1 Figure Range
« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2008, 06:03:13 PM »


Now that looks like a great set! Anybody for some "Semaphore Version of Wuthering Heights"? ;) lol

I used to own a bunch of WW1 Battle Honours. Great little figures, but somehow that set eluded me.

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2008, 06:13:09 AM »
Continuing on with some more BH pic. Of note, there is a little work to be completed on the cavalry as there was a little more flash, in particular, between the legs. I didn't notice this until I was undercoating. Overall, I was really impressed by the cavalry. the detail is beautiful and I'm impressed with the cavalry I've seen. Don't forget that you get four horsemen in a pack which is a bargin.

Serbian

Batallion Command
[WWISB-05]

This pack I received were two mounted officers and three foot officers of which two are the same. Usually you get three different foot officers in a battalion command pack, but not in this case. I confirmed this with Old Glory 15s. So that means Soapy owes me another Serbian officer on foot. I'll have one with field telephone please Soapy 8) Oh, and please keep it to the same style 8)


Serbian Cavalry With Command
[WWISB-7]

A nice set of four Serbian light cavalry with command. I'm actually awaiting confirmation about the figure with the sword as he looks like another trooper. There are stacks of detail and really a nice set that can have loads of potential for other countries too.

Edit:
I've had confirmation from Jay at Old Glory 15s that only the bugler was designed and no officer! Soapy owes me an officer figure!  8)



Austrians

Company Command
[WWIAU-01]

This set is lovely. You get two officers, a radio operator, 2 NCOs that are different in pose and a bugler. Of which you get a double of the nco shouting and another bugler. My favourite is the nco scatching his head and looking at the map.  8)


Rifles Advancing
[WWIAU-02]

In this pack I received were four different types of riflemen totalling 10 figures in the pack. These guys are looking tired from too many castings, but they still have excellent detail once you give them an undercoat which draws out the extra detail. A worthy pack for your army.  8)



Russians

Company Command
[WWIRU-01]

In this pack you get five different figures with a double up of the officer firing pistol, an additional veteran nco and telephone operator.
My favourite is the veteran nco. A chest full of medals.  8)



Cossacks W / Command
[WWIRU-07]

Again this is a lovely set of four different cossacks. One officer, one trumpeter and two troopers of which one came with separate arms attached to the rifle. Great detail on these guys and worthy to place on the gaming table.



British

Battalion Command
[WWIBR-05]

A lovely set of two mounted officers and three different foot officers of which my favourite is the officer looking at his watch ("Time for a cup of tea with Cucumber sandwiches - I say Pte Smith put the kettle on will you, thats a good chap")



18lbr
[WWIBR-06]

See under British in Palestine!

British in Palestine

British Field Gun and Crew
[WWIBP-6]

I've included both here for brevity and because my pic has both sets intermingled with each other, but I'm sure you can spot the difference. You get one officer and three gunners with a lovely 18lb which has to be one of the best guns on the market.

Now if you like variation then you can also throw in loads of other figures from the range to make your battery or one gun model stand-out from the others.



« Last Edit: June 06, 2008, 05:47:01 AM by Helen Bachaus »

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #56 on: May 26, 2008, 08:13:27 AM »
the British command pack is just fantastic. THey are all very interesting and BH should be pushing these a lot more. THanks for taking the time to photograph and post these.
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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #57 on: May 26, 2008, 11:26:21 AM »
Thanks again Helen.  The Austrians are excellent and I like the Cossacks too.  They'll do nicely for Baratov's Russians.  How do the BH horses compare to the Brigade ones size wise?  Also have you got any of the Arabs or other Middle Eastern stuff?  We've decided to start our WW1 sideshow gaming with Mesopotamia in the end.  I like the Turks and one of club mates is starting with the Brits/Indians.  I can do the Russians to face my Turks in Persia later.

cheers,

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #58 on: May 27, 2008, 01:15:14 AM »
Thanks again Helen.  The Austrians are excellent and I like the Cossacks too.  They'll do nicely for Baratov's Russians.  How do the BH horses compare to the Brigade ones size wise?  Also have you got any of the Arabs or other Middle Eastern stuff?  We've decided to start our WW1 sideshow gaming with Mesopotamia in the end.  I like the Turks and one of club mates is starting with the Brits/Indians.  I can do the Russians to face my Turks in Persia later.

cheers,

Trev

Will need to get back to you on the latter, as I've BH packs that have been in storage for a little while. Will need to get them based, painted and photographed.

For the former, the BH horses are a little less bulkier in girth and height, but will still look against the Brigade Games miniatures.

Hope this helps in some small way.

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Re: Miniatures for WW1
« Reply #59 on: May 27, 2008, 10:50:47 AM »
Cheers Helen.  Slightly smaller should be fine for Arabs or Cossacks anyway.  No hurry on the other pics as I have plenty to keep me busy. :)

regards,

Trev

 

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