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Author Topic: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's  (Read 16317 times)

Offline marco55

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Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« on: October 28, 2018, 05:50:37 AM »
Just got the book "Russia's Protectorates in Central Asia"and was wondering if anybody collects Askari Miniatures Russian figures and what do you think of them?
Mark

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 07:16:27 AM »
Hello, Marco

There's some helpful info in this thread from (wow...) 9 years agohttp://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=13942.15

I have Russians for Central Asia from Askari, Outpost and Eureka Miniatures, photos in the thread above.  (Eureka and Outpost are re-purposed Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878 version) figures.  In my opinion, the Eureka figures are the prettiest; Askari are a bit rough around the edges.  However Askari provides artillery and cavalry as well as infantry.

Offline chicklewis

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 03:46:16 PM »
I really like my Askari Central Asian Russian figures.  I painted them up quite a few years ago, and they look well once painted. 

I painted their red pants a little bit too 'pink' and want to repaint those pants a darker red, but never seem to get around to it. 
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Offline Romark

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 05:42:51 PM »
I use Perry Minis ACW for my "what if" campaigns,not for the purists though , but may be worth considering?


Offline marco55

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 05:45:31 PM »
They look damn good.Did you sculpt the blouses a little bit?
Mark

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 06:03:39 PM »
Thanks Mark :)
No additional work on these,they are the packs of Rhode Island militia from the Perry's  :)
Cheers
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Offline marco55

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2018, 06:20:35 PM »
I will have to check them out.They probably would go with Askari.
Mark

Offline rebelzippy

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 04:07:53 PM »
I have painted up some of the Artisan FFL as Summer Russians !

Offline marco55

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 05:08:41 PM »
I think they are bigger than other manufacturers figures.They are nice figures.
Mark

Offline marco55

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2018, 05:44:18 PM »
These are advertised on ebay as French Foreign Legion but I think they are Askari's Russians.
Mark

Offline marco55

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2018, 06:08:39 PM »
Another angle.

Offline Romark

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2018, 10:08:48 PM »
They look like Askari Russians to me  :)

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2018, 03:10:34 AM »
Here's an old photo showing size and casting comparisons between (L-R) Eureka Miniatures, Askari Miniatures, Outpost Wargame Services and a Perry Brit for reference


Offline marco55

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2018, 03:16:16 AM »
The Eureka figure looks good but a tad small.There are only 4 variants anyway.I probably will get the Askari figures plus maybe the R.I.militia.
Mark

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2018, 04:01:23 AM »
You'd be hard put to tell any of them apart once they're painted. 



Al at Askari is a real gent, he has excellent customer service so you won't go wrong there.