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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1375 on: July 09, 2012, 12:06:34 AM »
They aren't what would commonly be called pornographic, is the short answer! :)

They are just general sorts of figures - he has some Napoleonics, some ancients of various sorts, some scenery, lots of 25-28mm and some 10 and 15s.

But a distinct lack of bare boobies, to be honest. Bare boobies is, in my view, one of the pre-requisites for something being designated as pornography. YMMV, of course.

It's not the first time this has happened...last time I was trying to look at a backpacking website lol!  I'll check it out when I'm at home.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1376 on: July 09, 2012, 05:45:33 PM »
Well i got my guns from Perrys and the minis are sweet, gun is small comaring to gw standards but i like it it's much more realistic and will be great when i start my perry empire based army. I plan tu use gw minis in smallest numbers i can.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1377 on: July 09, 2012, 10:46:42 PM »
Well i got my guns from Perrys and the minis are sweet, gun is small comaring to gw standards but i like it it's much more realistic and will be great when i start my perry empire based army. I plan tu use gw minis in smallest numbers i can.

I love my Perry mercenaries.  I got two boxes awhile back and made 36 pikemen and 20 crossbowmen out of them, for about the price of one box of 10-20 GW models.  Great stuff.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1378 on: July 10, 2012, 05:54:21 AM »
Darknights site has a naked cyclops with dong showing.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1379 on: July 10, 2012, 06:48:58 AM »
Darknights site has a naked cyclops with dong showing.

I love how nonchalantly you say that!
There are also the bare chested harpy and medusa on the same page.
I really like the cavemen models on there though.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1380 on: July 10, 2012, 03:41:24 PM »
I was trying to look at a backpacking website lol!

Back. Packing.

I see.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1381 on: July 13, 2012, 04:58:40 PM »
Is there anyone doing suitable plastic figures for the French Indian / Seven Years War?

I know about Wargames Factory's WSS minis and their are lots of Napoleonics out there as well - which would be better to use?

 

http://www.warlordgames.com/23332/pre-order-french-indian-war-boxed-sets/?utm_source=Warlord+Games+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8d079d1112-Warlord_Games_Newsletter_13_July_20127_9_2012&utm_medium=email

http://www.warlordgames.com/store/french-indian-war-1754-1763-british-regular-infantry-boxed-set.html

Along with the Conquest Miniatures Woodlands Indians which look great with lots of poses, they have metal French and British figures which are pretty static and with limited poses, and it wouldn't surprise me if some of the figures are the same in each box.

You can see the 6 command figures per set, but they only show 6 of the other 12 per box.

The box art shows different poses - ie kneeling, but I doubt they are available.
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1382 on: July 13, 2012, 05:59:01 PM »
Hi Mark,

You are limited to metal I am afraid, but the guerilla campain was fought with very small numbers, barely breaking in to the hundreds on each side and were fought by the irregulars (or regulars who could fight as irregulars).

The set piece battles were few and far between, and were fought more on the lines as regular European battles.

Front Rank do a nice (if dated) range
http://www.frontrank.com/3_3_lev3_The_French_Indian_War.asp

If you do wants something 18th century, the Perry's are doing plastic American Insurection shortly (ish)
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1383 on: July 14, 2012, 10:20:29 AM »
Is there anyone doing suitable plastic figures for the French Indian / Seven Years War? ....

Have you perhaps been eye-balling the Muskets & Tomahawks rules?

Me too.  :icon_biggrin:

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« Reply #1384 on: July 14, 2012, 10:58:05 AM »
Would those rules be good for King William's War and Queen Anne's War (late seventeenth and early 18th century)?
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Offline Donnachaidh

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1385 on: July 14, 2012, 11:34:24 AM »
Not if you were looking at the European theatre.

Beneath the Lilly White Banners is highly rated for that period.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1386 on: July 14, 2012, 12:00:02 PM »
'King William's War' is the name for the American theatre actions of the 'War of the Grand Alliance' and 'Queen Anne's War' is what the colonials called the 'War of the Spanish Succession'. So, no, not for the European theatre, for the French and Indian wars.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1387 on: July 14, 2012, 04:57:22 PM »
I got Muskets & Tomahawks yesterday for my birthday - 21 again .................. so it is a skirmish/warband set up.

I also had the Crusader Woodland Indians set deal from Northstar - but I do like those Conquest Minis.

I have a few Hessian style figures, but they are all posed with shouldered arms - very boring .......... and a sort of Trapper style Coureurs du Bois figure which I suppose I could use.


I shall have to pull out Last of the Mohicans on DVD   :engel:


The FIW and SYW were around 1754 - 1763 so only some 45 -50 years before Napoleonics -  are any of the Perry plastics remotely close to uniforms?
 


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1388 on: July 14, 2012, 08:30:03 PM »
Oh and also found this today .............



New Conquest Games Norman infantry





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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1389 on: July 15, 2012, 06:20:20 AM »
...New Conquest Games Norman infantry...

And I finally get my Norman Saga warband. :icon_biggrin:
(I wonder if I pay them extra they'll agree NOT to send them in that horrible box artwork.)
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1390 on: July 15, 2012, 07:24:12 AM »
...New Conquest Games Norman infantry...

And I finally get my Norman Saga warband. :icon_biggrin:
(I wonder if I pay them extra they'll agree NOT to send them in that horrible box artwork.)

I'm still recovering from the Wargames Factory WWII Americans artwork: 
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1391 on: July 15, 2012, 11:07:37 AM »
So back to the French & Indian War and the Seven Years War.

Would the figures some companies make for the SYW be appropriate for the North American campaign - I assume British and French troops would have been equipped pretty much the same whether they were in Europe or in NA.

I've been looking at the Crusader range

http://www.crusaderminiatures.com/list.php?cat=7&page=1

and aren't they all such limited poses - 90% shouldered arms.
The Austrian Grenz look ok but I suppose I have to 'invent' a reason for them to be in North America .................








Northstar have posted a couple of pics but I cannot work out if these are samples of new models on the way or some existing Minutemen/Militia figures?





That is the sort of look I imagine I want?
I shall spend some Sunday afternoon Leisure time searching further ..........

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1392 on: July 15, 2012, 04:41:25 PM »
I suppose I have to 'invent' a reason for them to be in North America

They could have come for the beautiful and spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for the purple mountained majesty, or even the fruited plain.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1393 on: July 15, 2012, 07:54:16 PM »
Camel riders.
I need camel riders for my 40K Tallarn army (rough riders).

Anyone any ideas?
Most of my troops are Taliban troops from the Assault group range and there's some Forgeworld Tallarn in there too (so you get the idea).
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« Reply #1394 on: July 15, 2012, 09:11:25 PM »
I remember seeing something about this before - here is a link to roughly the right area on this very thread; http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=31348.msg647122#msg647122

I think Black Tree Designs do some nice stuff.
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Offline Donnachaidh

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1395 on: July 16, 2012, 10:00:22 AM »
and a sort of Trapper style Coureurs du Bois figure which I suppose I could use.

You could do worse than Rangers on one side and milice, Independant companies of Marines (with the native look) and Indians on the other. Avoid Coureurs du Bois as they really were not that involved with the conflict.

Pick up the book "Battle on Snowshoes" which is all about Robert Rogers getting the kicking of his life by Canadian partisans lead by Langy.

The FIW and SYW were around 1754 - 1763 so only some 45 -50 years before Napoleonics -  are any of the Perry plastics remotely close to uniforms?
Not even close. The new AWI stuff they are doing is based on the 1768 modifications - and even they are a world away from what was worn in the F&IW
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1396 on: July 16, 2012, 06:05:50 PM »
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Camel riders.
I need camel riders for my 40K Tallarn army (rough riders).


Maybe not quite what your after, but I think they are awesome!
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1397 on: July 16, 2012, 06:16:40 PM »
Camel riders.
I need camel riders for my 40K Tallarn army (rough riders).
Essex makes 25mm camels.
http://www.essexminiatures.co.uk/gal_aec15.html

Ebob also has some, relatively inexpensive, dromederies at 28mm.
http://www.ebobminiatures.com/products/fantasy.htm#2

Not sure which scale would work best for Tallarn.  Are they standard 25mm or heroic?

Offline Badwolf

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1398 on: July 20, 2012, 08:06:31 PM »
Camel riders ..... Anyone any ideas?

The old W-E camel question. There are quite a few useable camel figures out there but they differ wildly in interpretation between different companies.

Black Tree camels are big and cartoon-like (but then camels are one of the most rediculous looking creatures on this planet); perry's and ebob's are excellent sculpts but they will look under-sized next to a GW figure. Foundry?  G-t-F (a Glaswegian saying).

The big question is .... do you want static or dynamic poses? Armoured or un-armoured camels?

IMHO, have a look at A&A. http://www.aandaminiatures.co.uk/view_product/?p=44

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1399 on: July 24, 2012, 06:52:41 PM »

Can anyone help me, is this steam tank complete?.