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Pyrate Captain06 Jun 2009 8:11 p.m. PST

I have Revenue Cutters from Battlefield Hobbies, and a ship suitable for Lafitte's. I have Royal Navy for the Revenue Cutter Service, but no idea what figures would work for Lafitte's men (and women).

I tried French Revolution figures last year, and frankly, I am not satisfied with the results. Too much fashion changed between 1790 and 1815.


Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jun 2009 9:10 p.m. PST

I want to see how you model Lafite's castle with the living room that has 32 pounders sitting in the windows.

Pyrate Captain06 Jun 2009 10:06 p.m. PST

Maison Blanche or Maison Rouge?

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jun 2009 11:06 p.m. PST

Well, if you can misspell pirate then I can misspell Lafitte, eh?

Cacique Caribe06 Jun 2009 11:18 p.m. PST

I still like this look, however inaccurate . . .

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WarWizard07 Jun 2009 4:26 a.m. PST

I think I would use a mix of Old Glory Pirates and Foundry figures from thier "French Mob", are those the French Rewvolution figures you referred to that you tried already?

zippyfusenet07 Jun 2009 5:43 a.m. PST

Back in the 80s Frontier made a line of Baratarians that looked just like the cast from The Buccaneers. Not bad sculpts, but they were true 25s and you're not likely to find any today.

Those officers in tail coats and the black pirates would be the toughest characters to match. You might be able to find something suitable among Texas Revolution or Seminole War militia, maybe some of Conquest's Black Seminoles would do if any of them are stripped for fighting.

Doc Ord07 Jun 2009 7:28 a.m. PST

Napoleonic wars Spanish guerillas might do.

Cacique Caribe07 Jun 2009 10:57 a.m. PST

Doc Ord,

You are absolutely right!!!


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Doc Ord07 Jun 2009 12:03 p.m. PST

Yes, those would work well with some Alamo & Seminole war types.

argsilverson07 Jun 2009 1:48 p.m. PST

and maybe some Perry miniatures non uniformed in various headgear

Pyrate Captain08 Jun 2009 8:02 p.m. PST

Front Rank Spanish Guerrillas certainly have a better cut to their clothing. The problem with the French Mob is they appear to small, (true 25s) and really have more of an 18th century than 19th century look about them. Also even though armament is interchangeable, they are poised less like pirates/privateers, than a, well, angry mob. I am not the worlds best painter, but they didn't appear War of 1812ish enough for my tastes.

Old Glory have still fleshed out the crew of my Revenue Cutters, but by the beginning of the 19th century navies and ships supply issued very fewer slops and more of the longer pantaloons more associated with the early 19th century, or so says Osprey…..

Anyone know who carries Front Rank?

Cacique Caribe08 Jun 2009 8:45 p.m. PST

They do look nice!

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Pyrate, look halfway down this page:



Pyrate Captain08 Jun 2009 11:08 p.m. PST

I am afraid I am going to paint a new Lafitte. Col Travis has just been replaced by SN-78.

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