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Offline brunei35

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Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« on: December 24, 2021, 09:22:38 AM »
Just started collecting a Napoleonic Prussian Brigade (thanks Santa!) using Calpe Miniatures. Will continue to buy Calpe for more units but the price has gone up. Understandable given the explanation on the website as to why.

I was wondering if Gripping Beast will be doing a promotion once Front Rank deal goes through and in which case might grab some of their Prussians.

So the question is are they compatible scale wise? Does anyone have a picture they care to share please? Not only infantry but the cavalry as well if possible.

Thanks
Cheers

Offline traveller

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Re: Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2021, 09:32:20 AM »
I am unfortunately away from my leadpile so I cannot post any pictures but I have a lot of these and they are the same style and and size

Offline brunei35

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Re: Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2021, 09:57:17 AM »
Thank you for confirmation. Here's hoping GB do an introductory offer then!

Offline traveller

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Re: Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2021, 10:20:55 AM »
Considering the massive delay they should do something for their customers one could expect. If no one puts up some comparison shots I can fix some next week

Offline traveller

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Re: Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2021, 08:34:30 PM »
As promised, a quick shot showing unpainted Calpe and painted FR
« Last Edit: December 30, 2021, 08:15:51 AM by traveller »

Offline brunei35

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Re: Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2021, 08:37:55 AM »
Excellent, thank you. Now for GB to finish the company purchase so models available  again

Thanks again

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Offline traveller

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Re: Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2021, 09:12:26 AM »
You're welcome, it is amazing that an acquisition of such a small company can take that amount of time. Seems like they are not in agreement of some aspect of the deal. Maybe FR will be out on the market again...

Offline olicana

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Re: Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2021, 05:27:20 PM »
When I told a financial guy what I'd heard (rumours) about the Front Rank / Gripping beast thing, he gave me a very quizzical look then rolled his eyes. ::)

I hope it gets sorted soon.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2021, 06:13:24 PM by olicana »

Online IronDuke596

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Re: Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2021, 10:15:44 PM »
How strange! The rolling of the eyes could mean a lot of things though. What was your impression...i.e. is the deal likely to collapse?

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Re: Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2021, 10:15:29 AM »
Who knows?

Sometimes things hit bumps in the road then progress smoothly, sometimes the wheels come off. The one thing I'm reasonably sure of is that FR hasn't gone for good because it's fundamentally a well run, sound business - with an excellent product.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2021, 10:58:04 AM by olicana »

Online IronDuke596

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Re: Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2021, 05:29:24 PM »
I totally agree with you.

Offline brunei35

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Re: Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2022, 07:38:51 AM »
Got a Gripping Beast email saying the deal had been done;

"Good News! At last! Gripping Beast has finally completed the purchase of Front Rank!

We would like to thank Alec & Angela for their stupendous patience and we wish them a long and happy retirement.

Front Rank has now moved to Beast Towers, lock, stock and barrel. It will, however, take us a few days to get sorted and for production to begin again. In the meanwhile, you can now place your orders on the website in the normal way.

Once we have things organised, we will begin to work through the orders (this will take some days!) We will process the orders strictly in the order in which they were received.

Thank you all for your patience and some level of sanity will be restored as soon as possible"

No launch deal, but can't have everything. However the Reinforcement Sets are still on the site so some savings to be had.

Offline traveller

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Re: Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2022, 09:18:22 AM »
Great news!  :)

Offline Redshank

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Re: Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2022, 10:19:22 AM »
That scraping sound you can hear is my fingernails on the lip of the edge of the gaping chasm of time and money that would be a 40mm AWI project using those fantastic-looking Front Rank minis.

Offline olicana

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Re: Front Rank Miniatures Prussians with Calpe Miniatures
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2022, 04:31:48 PM »
Good news, indeed. :D

 

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