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Author Topic: Empress/Perry/Copplestone Miniatures British Naval troops (last update)  (Read 6102 times)

Offline Malamute

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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2016, 09:43:20 PM »
Who doesn't love a sailor? :D

Wonderful stuff. ;D
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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2016, 05:38:44 AM »
Cracking
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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2016, 09:00:14 AM »
Fantastic paint job on some beautifully sculpted figures. Thanks for posting!
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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2016, 10:14:30 AM »
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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2016, 01:46:17 PM »
Fantastic painting!  :o
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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2016, 02:11:52 PM »
Very nice work. And I needed Bluejackets too.  8)

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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2016, 07:48:02 PM »
Love the figures.
The officers are superb.
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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2016, 08:08:56 PM »
Naval Brigade are a very versatile force for colonial gaming seeing more action than infantry. I've a couple of dozen of the Perry figures from their Sudan range, love to see how these would scale. Try the "The long arm of empire" by Richard Brooks, a great read with lots of scenario ideas.

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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2016, 06:05:00 AM »
Very nice, Jeff. Do this Empress Miniatures fit well with the Perrys Sudan Sailors?
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Offline Jeff965

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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2016, 09:21:08 AM »
Thank you all for the kind comments, I always look forward to seeing them ( it's my secret shame lol).
For Pauljb and Dirk, I don't own any Perrys Naval brigade but here's a photo with a Copplestone Officer on the left and a Perrys plastic Native mixed in. I think they mix no problem in my opinion.
The Empress sculpts are lovely and I highly recommend them. Hope this helps.

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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops (comparison shot update) 13/09/16
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2016, 03:30:11 PM »
They all look dandy together to my eye. :)

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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops (comparison shot update) 13/09/16
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2016, 04:54:29 PM »
Superb brushwork! :o

The figures are wonderful as is typical of all the Empress Zulu War line and you have brought them to life! :-*

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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops (comparison shot update) 13/09/16
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2016, 04:57:26 PM »
Lush Jeff  :-*

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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops (comparison shot update) 13/09/16
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2016, 06:41:35 PM »
Thanks Jeff, seemes to mix well

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Re: Empress Miniatures British Naval troops (comparison shot update) 13/09/16
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2016, 07:03:39 PM »
Jeff, you'll be seeing some Perry Naval Brigade (and possibly some Copplestone), plus some Empress regular Brits to be painted as RMLI, sooner rather than later.  :-)

Brook's book is very good, and there are plenty of accounts of Naval Brigades in action in the Zulu and Sudan campaigns, in West and East Africa, during the Boer War and Boxer Rebellion, amongst others.

Then there's the earlier actions in central India during the Mutiny, New Zealand and with Rajah Brooke in Sarawak, for which both the Mutineer Miniatures and Empress models are perfect - though putting together a force of Chinese pirates and Sea Dyaks (having read Flashman's Lady) may be a bit more of a challenge but not impossible. IIRC, the Durham Club did a big game using Sharp Practice a couple of years ago...

 

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