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Offline Friends of General Haig

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
« Reply #510 on: September 23, 2022, 09:12:44 AM »
Very interesting to hear what sales well, or not, Richard 👍.

Frankly Iím quite flabbergasted that everyone doesnít just buy the whole release! 8)

For the Scots, I hope there will be some in trews, as well as plaids, if youíre venturing to the highlands.  I understand that men rich enough to o have a mount would have been more likely to wear trews.  Iím sure, for popularityís sake two handed claymores would sell  :D !  Also love the idea of multi armed highlanders, e.g. bow and musket armed  - the wealthier would have the kitchen sink etc., while the humblies may be just had a dirk or stave.

In other areas, I would love to see a wounded, unmounted, Polish Hussar, but I suspect he will have to be in the pack with the Italian bee-keeper!  ;)

Other more sensible suggestions:

New recruits - more civilian wear, shorter doublets, monmouths, no swords, and open hands for pikes etc. Also good for Cornishmen etc.

The generalís bodyguard (dismounted) - all in fancy cassocks, with carbines, and big feathers in their hats (but no monteros!).

Iím looking forward to whatís ever you do next 👍.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2022, 12:27:59 PM by Friends of General Haig »

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
« Reply #511 on: September 23, 2022, 09:44:50 AM »
My figures have arrived - the dismounted cuirassiers and the village people - and I must say they are truly marvellous sculpts. I'm a bit surprised the dismounted cuirassiers are selling so well, simply because cuirassiers generally are more TYW than ECW, and the ECW is more popular than the TYW with gamers.

One reasonably sensible suggestion from me. If you are planning cavalry, how about some more riders in cassocks and Dutch coats to match the ones already made by Bicorne. I've seen so many photos of those figures in people's armies, they have obviously sold well for Bicorne and I'd have thought your customers might well want a few more to add some variety. I know I would.   

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
« Reply #512 on: September 23, 2022, 10:14:58 AM »
Italian monastic beekeepers would be even better😁
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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
« Reply #513 on: September 23, 2022, 12:40:41 PM »
Italian monastic beekeepers would be even better😁
But only if armed with obsolete/old fashioned pole arms ;-)
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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
« Reply #514 on: September 23, 2022, 03:15:48 PM »
I have two thoughts on cavalry...

If I had my druthers, all my horses would be in standing, walking or trotting poses; it seems that sometimes sculptors are more likely to get a bit 'creative' when sculpting horses at the gallop.

Also, an idea that may sell. When you do mounted packs, make them mounted versions of some of the dismounted troops you have already done (BM004, BM015, BM021 and BM022) or a release of new dismounted cavalry packs with sisters pack of the mounted versions.

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
« Reply #515 on: September 23, 2022, 09:09:42 PM »
When you do mounted packs, make them mounted versions of some of the dismounted troops you have already done (BM004, BM015, BM021 and BM022) or a release of new dismounted cavalry packs with sisters pack of the mounted versions.

Thanks Rob :) I had considered that (it's a popular strategy with Old West miniatures).
According to the plan in my head, the likely mounted packs will be similarly themed to some of the foot packs, but won't be exact mounted versions of the same figures. So, for instance there will definitely be a pack of mounted moss troopers in long coats and broad brimmed hats, but they won't be exactly the same characters as the equivalent foot figures. We'll see how it shakes out in practice. As with the foot figures, the real trick is to try to make the mounted characters more, um, situation-specific, rather than merely generic types. (Everybody makes generic rank and file types for the ECW and TYW. I'm going to keep trying to do something slightly different :)

My figures have arrived - the dismounted cuirassiers and the village people - and I must say they are truly marvellous sculpts. I'm a bit surprised the dismounted cuirassiers are selling so well, simply because cuirassiers generally are more TYW than ECW, and the ECW is more popular than the TYW with gamers. 

Thanks Paul. I knew the cuirassiers would do well, despite being niche in the extreme. Some subjects just have a glamour / charisma / look about them, and this translates to miniatures. The peasants, alas, are rather the opposite - everyone knows they need some, but nobody really puts a bunch of shabby civvies top of their wargames shopping list  lol


For the Scots, I hope there will be some in trews, as well as plaids, if youíre venturing to the highlands.  I understand that men rich enough to o have a mount would have been more likely to wear trews.  Iím sure, for popularityís sake two handed claymores would sell  :D !  Also love the idea of multi armed highlanders, e.g. bow and musket armed  - the wealthier would have the kitchen sink etc., while the humblies may be just had a dirk or stave.

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The generalís bodyguard (dismounted) - all in fancy cassocks, with carbines, and big feathers in their hats (but no monteros!).


Thanks Andy. I do like the sound of the general's bodyguard :)

The Scots, alas, will be very much Covenanter / Montrose Royalist types - so basically ECW / TYW dress and equipment, but with added bonnets, plaid shawls etc. Definitely not highlanders in kilts or trews - sorry.
I can tell you there are some cracking figures amongst them though, so I don't think you'll be too disappointed :)

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
« Reply #516 on: September 23, 2022, 11:16:59 PM »
According to the plan in my head, the likely mounted packs will be similarly themed to some of the foot packs, but won't be exact mounted versions of the same figures. So, for instance there will definitely be a pack of mounted moss troopers in long coats and broad brimmed hats, but they won't be exactly the same characters as the equivalent foot figures. We'll see how it shakes out in practice. As with the foot figures, the real trick is to try to make the mounted characters more, um, situation-specific, rather than merely generic types.
That sounds very reasonable; I am already excited to see them (I know they are still a ways off...).

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
« Reply #517 on: September 26, 2022, 03:51:23 PM »
Mid 2023 for the first mounted packs by my reckoning - two more releases of foot figures to come first :)

Meanwhile, to give myself a unit of six unhorsed cuirassiers for use with The Pikeman's Lament, I've done a couple of simple conversions - swapping the right hands of two figures, swapping in a couple of spare heads, and then a tiny amount of Green Stuff to make good the forearm and neck joints, and to add a little plumage...
Oh yes, and a sword from the spare weapons pack into the left hand of the figure in the tri-bar pot.

Amazing how it changes the look of the figure almost completely.
(Helped perhaps, by a paint job on these two of armour 'black from the hammer' - several Fb critics expressing displeasure over my inexcusable 'knights in shining armour' approach to the original four lol)

The chap in the closed helmet does now have two swords, because I didn't fancy the major surgery of hacking off the hilt of the one on his belt, and having to rebuild his sash. But I figure he's just picked up another one on the battlefield :D








Original figures on left and converted figures on right...






The nekkid conversions...

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So effective, very natural.


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Lovely conversions and brushwork. Re: cavalry packs - your initial ideas sound good but I would also like some small command groups eg Cromwell at such and such a battle - maybe the personality, another officer/aide and a trumpeter or banner. That way one could maybe buy two packs - use one as a vignette and then split the figures with the odd conversion to liven up other units. But I am sure whatever you decide we will like !
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Thatís a couple of great extra figures - both the conversions and the blackened armour are very nice  :-*
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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
« Reply #522 on: September 27, 2022, 03:22:06 AM »
Italian monastic beekeepers would be even better😁

Oooooooooh that's a fun, niche idea.
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Lovely conversions and painting, Richard. :-* :-*
The cuirassier with 2 pistols is asking to a head swap and to get a barehead. :D

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Amazeballs, especially the blackened armour ;D
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