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Author Topic: Old Frei Korps15 1870 Prussians and French!  (Read 2401 times)

Offline vtsaogames

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Re: Old Frei Korps15 1870 Prussians and French!
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2023, 12:00:19 PM »
Sad news about Outpost.
And the glorious general led the advance
With a glorious swish of his sword and his lance
And a glorious clank of his tin-plated pants. - Dr. Seuss


My blog: http://corlearshookfencibles.blogspot.com/

Offline OB

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Re: Old Frei Korps15 1870 Prussians and French!
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2023, 03:17:26 PM »
It is, same situation with Warrior Miniatures too.

Offline OB

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Re: Old Frei Korps15 1870 Prussians and French!
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2023, 11:06:15 AM »
My old Frei Korps 15 French cavalry and commanders are now on my blog. 

Should you want a look here’s the link.

http://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

Offline Old Contemptable

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Re: Old Frei Korps15 1870 Prussians and French!
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2023, 01:34:41 AM »
I have Friekorps 15 FPW figures. They are indeed true 15mm. I bought and painted them back in the early to mid-90s. I have several battalions of Prussians. I also have three battalions of Turcos, three of Zouaves, and one French Hussar regiment. I still use these but the bulk of my collection is Old Glory. The Old Glory figures are IMO the best range OG has.

The Friekorps 15's Zouave and Turcos are nicely done. However, I am not taken with their cavalry. The Prussians have both pickelhaube and field cap. The caps are a nice touch but the Pickelhaube is disappointing. The  Friekorps 15's figures are very fragile. One drop on a hard floor and they tend to shatter. The OG figures are more durable. Overall I rate the OG range as superior.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2023, 01:43:01 AM by Old Contemptable »

Online SJWi

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Re: Old Frei Korps15 1870 Prussians and French!
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2023, 05:32:38 AM »
OB, very nice. I have Freikorps Seven Years War armies bought back in the early 1990s. Last year I decided to refurbish them with new GMB flags plus "re-organise" them for a new ruleset ( note not re-base!). This necessitated buying some new figures from QRF. Not the best sculpts by modern standards but cheap a with a certain charm. I would certainly buy them again if gaming the 18th/19th century in 15mm as their ranges are pretty comprehensive.  I suspect the old, brittle metal changed when QRF took them over?   

Offline OB

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Re: Old Frei Korps15 1870 Prussians and French!
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2023, 12:18:51 PM »
Yeah SJ, QRF changed the metal a long time ago.  No more breakages through mishap.

They seem to have two 15mm sizes now.  The old one we all know but the new 19th Century stuff  is pretty big.  An easy fit with Old Glory mentioned above.

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Old Frei Korps15 1870 Prussians and French!
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2023, 03:20:42 PM »
Not sure, but I think at least part of the Warrior range is available through Caliber Books.  Afraid their new website is a bit of a pain to navigate so didn't double check.  But I think that is where I got some FIW 15 mm figures - but it might have been a different range.

Offline OB

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Re: Old Frei Korps15 1870 Prussians and French!
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2023, 03:48:19 PM »
I'll have a look but I think what you got from Caliver was Matchlock Miniatures.  Their FIW stuff is lovely.  I cant recall Warrior immediately recall making FIW.

Offline vtsaogames

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Re: Old Frei Korps15 1870 Prussians and French!
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2023, 02:45:11 AM »
... the bulk of my collection is Old Glory. The Old Glory figures are IMO the best range OG has...

Agree. These figures were sculpted by the Perris brothers who were trying to get the Detaille look and largely succeeded. (Old Glory 15s, that is)

 

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