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dbf167608 Oct 2008 7:47 a.m. PST

I understand from Nic that he has shipped has shipped some of these, but not mine yet. Has anyone recevied theirs? If so, comments woud be appreciated.

Catoctinmike Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member08 Oct 2008 8:13 a.m. PST

You know, I had mine shipped last week, so just waiting from the parcel from Australia. Since I havn't seen them, as what units are you going to paint you figures? I am thinking Oranje-Vriesland (infantry) and maybe Waldeck (German). I think Oranje-Vriesland second battalion was a Grenadier unit.

Mike

Stavka08 Oct 2008 7:00 p.m. PST

It's like Christmas as I check the mail daily waiting for them to arrive.

My first brigade will likely be these guys.

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…or some Swiss units.

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Pz Ferdinand Inactive Member09 Oct 2008 1:18 a.m. PST

I have received mine- enough for 9 battalions of musketeers and 1 of grenadiers, all x 12; 3 regts horse x 6 and 12 gun crews x 3.
They are very similar in style to the Saxons, being finely proportioned anatomically but quite tall. I was surprised that they were a tad taller than my Old Glory French despite being not nearly as bulky.
I don`t think anyone is likely to be disappointed by them.
The horsemen are at rest and are somewhat reminiscent of the old Hinchliffe figures in their style.The horses come with a choice of tails-either hanging loose or knotted which is apparently how they are depicted in what few paintings there are of them.
The gunners come in 4 poses- sponge/rammerat attention, slowmatch, and 2 figures very similar standing at attention with the only difference being the positioning of the hands.
Hopefully, we`ll start seeing lots of photos of Fontenoys and the like in future months.

Catoctinmike Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member09 Oct 2008 4:45 a.m. PST

Stavka,

Is there a site that has the flags of the Dutch units?

Thanks,

Mike

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Oct 2008 7:08 a.m. PST

Vaubanner Graphics in Canada has an extensive list of WAS Dutch flags (no pictures on its web site though).

dbf167609 Oct 2008 7:26 a.m. PST

Does anyone know of a source for Dutch cavalry flags?

Also, Pz Ferdinand, do the rank & file infantry have swords?

Stavka09 Oct 2008 7:52 a.m. PST

Came home today to find them in the mailbox- these are truly superb figures- stately, well-detailed, and they look like being a joy to paint.

"Is there a site that has the flags of the Dutch units?"

No website out there that I know of. Vaubanner is your best bet by far. I ordered almost all the flags in the range and took my pick of the nicest- there is quite the variety of patterns with Dutch flags, and not only are Vaubanner's offerings the only ones "in town", but Brian Homenick's work on them is amazing- they can be quite intricate.

I wish he would do flags for the Dutch horse, but i may be that not a lot- if anything at all- is known about them at the time. It seems that it was difficult to pin down specific flag patterns for some of the infantry regiments as well.

At any rate, I thoroughly recommended the Vaubanner line. Fast and courteous service.

Personal logo andygamer Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2008 2:57 p.m. PST

Dan Schorr wrote a two-part article on Dutch WAS flags in The Courier. Part 2 is in No.65 and I believe Part 1 is in No.64

Pz Ferdinand Inactive Member09 Oct 2008 7:13 p.m. PST

dbf1676- Yes, they have swords. I can`t see bayonet scabbards though, so these must be worn under the coat. The figures have bayonets fixed.

Stavka11 Oct 2008 3:19 a.m. PST

I posted some pictures on my blog of a Eureka Dutch infantryman along with Minden and Front Rank figures for purposes of comparison.

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A really nice range- I thought the drummers were particularly outstanding.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2008 11:44 p.m. PST

Thanks for the preview pix and the review. It is nice to see how these look as I await my delivery from Oz. I hope that you will post some more pictures of the other figures in the Eureka range as i probably won't see them until the end of next week, what with the long holiday weekend here in the States.

Stavka12 Oct 2008 2:34 a.m. PST

"I hope that you will post some more pictures of the other figures in the Eureka range"

Here you go…

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ioannis13 Oct 2008 3:31 a.m. PST

Good work, Sir!

I appreciate also the commentary…

Cheers,

Ioannis

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