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Author Topic: Figure options for the War of 1812  (Read 390 times)

Online v_lazy_dragon

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Figure options for the War of 1812
« on: August 28, 2021, 06:58:55 AM »
Hello folks,

I have woken up with a whim to game the war of 1812;  probably skirmish level (and definitely 28mm).
Musket and Tomahawk 2 seems the perfect starting point, and I like the Northstar figures.

Are the Northstar figures compatible with Brigade Games?
I have found a post that says they are too big to mix with Foundry/Knuckle Duster/Old Glory?
Are there any 'conventional' Napoleonic ranges that will work with Northstar?
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Offline vodkafan

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Re: Figure options for the War of 1812
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2021, 08:11:12 PM »
I was disappointed that the Northstar range came out big. If you go to slightly smaller figures you will have more choice for sure. Knuckleduster of course, Old Glory do a large range, Caliver books do some. I personally don't like the Foundry 1812 range, but lots of ordinary Napoleonics will do for the bulk of the British.
I plan to do 1812 with Rebels and Patriots .
I am going to build a wargames army, a big beautiful wargames army, and Mexico is going to pay for it.

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Offline Macohe

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Re: Figure options for the War of 1812
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2021, 08:24:11 PM »

Offline Hitman

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Re: Figure options for the War of 1812
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2021, 08:59:09 PM »
There is also the miniature rule set Red Coats and War Hawks by Battlefield Game Designs found here:


It's a great skirmish game with lots of cards, templates and 15 skirmish scenarios.

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Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Figure options for the War of 1812
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2021, 09:51:55 PM »
Brigade Games in the States have some beautiful War of 1812 figures as well as the Old Victrix metal Napoleonics line.
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