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Offline Antonio J Carrasco

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1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« on: April 19, 2021, 09:14:47 AM »
Just saw it in their facebook page: a new range, inspired by the famous movie Beau Geste.

https://www.facebook.com/1898miniaturas


Offline Firescale Whack

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Re: 1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2021, 02:39:33 AM »
Wow! Very exciting news!

I'm also still hopeful for more additions to their Spanish-American war range though.

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Re: 1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 06:35:25 AM »
Nice but I was hoping they would do something a bit more er... Spanish themed. I suspect that there’s already an adequate sufficiency of FFL in Bo Geesty mode. Oh well, it’s bound to be a gorgeous range of figures.
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Re: 1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2021, 10:13:21 AM »
Wow! Very exciting news!

I'm also still hopeful for more additions to their Spanish-American war range though.
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Re: 1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2021, 10:15:28 AM »
Very exciting news,I've still not used the "March or Die" rules I got from B&B Miniatures back in the '80's!!

Offline marco55

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Re: 1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021, 04:47:49 PM »
They said 1/72 scale which I thought was unusual for them.
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Stupid me.Someone put a picture of a fort on their FB page and that was 1/72 not the figures.I need to learn how to read. lol
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« Last Edit: April 27, 2021, 12:52:48 PM by marco55 »

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Re: 1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2021, 06:21:28 PM »
Says 28mm on their fb page

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Re: 1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2021, 06:49:18 PM »
Yeah I just saw it on their website but they did say 1/72 on their FB page.They are probably same size as their other ranges.
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Re: 1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2021, 05:38:24 PM »
Nice but I was hoping they would do something a bit more er... Spanish themed. I suspect that there’s already an adequate sufficiency of FFL in Bo Geesty mode. Oh well, it’s bound to be a gorgeous range of figures.

To be honest, me too. I was hoping for 1921 Rif War range. Alas, I think they are trying something more commercially viable, I guess.

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Re: 1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2021, 05:21:28 PM »
I thought they would continue on their Spanish-American War range as there is much more to do unless it isn't generating much in sales.
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Re: 1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2021, 07:25:52 PM »
Just saw it in their facebook page: a new range, inspired by the famous movie Beau Geste.

https://www.facebook.com/1898miniaturas

Dear Antonio, thank you so much for starting this thread! The range is already in preorder at our online store, shipments will be sent next week. Take a look to these pics and let me know what do you think!






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Re: 1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2021, 07:28:25 PM »
Yeah I just saw it on their website but they did say 1/72 on their FB page.They are probably same size as their other ranges.
Mark

Same size indeed, 28mm

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Re: 1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2021, 07:29:13 PM »
I thought they would continue on their Spanish-American War range as there is much more to do unless it isn't generating much in sales.
Mark

It isn't, but we will. Hope to have dead&wounded soon

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Re: 1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2021, 07:36:37 PM »
To be honest, me too. I was hoping for 1921 Rif War range. Alas, I think they are trying something more commercially viable, I guess.

Well, to be honest, me too! This is the FFL story. We had no plans at all to make French Foreign Legion, actually the idea was (and is) in the short term to continue with the TYW range and make some additions to the Spanish American War. But our very talented sculptor, who is a FFL buff, presented us a range of miniatures he made for himself, just for fun. And the miniatures are that spectacular that would be a sin not to include them in our catalogue! Now the plan is to do next the TYW cavalry (work in progress, then to expand the Spanish American War and the FFL ranges. 

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Re: 1898 Miniatures Legion Etrangere - New range
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2021, 07:40:32 PM »
The range is already in pre-order at our online store, shipments will be sent next week.

Will Empress Miniatures carry them in the UK with your other ranges?  (Too many horror stories now of additional charges being levied to risk a purchase from any EU-based store.   ::) )

 

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