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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Nov 2009 6:51 p.m. PST

I have posted some pictures of some spare, partially painted and leftover Connoisseur Miniatures 25/28mm Napoleonics in response to some questions about the range in another thread today.


Click on the link to my blog and then click on the pix to enlarge the view.

You will find pix of French grenadiers, Dutch Guard Lancers and some unpainted Bavarians for your viewing pleasure.

John de Terre Neuve Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2009 6:58 p.m. PST

Thanks for doing this DAF. They appear to be very simple figures, but at the same time sharply etched like Elite figures. I am not sure how they would take using a wash technique. link

I think I may give them a go.


mghFond05 Nov 2009 7:32 p.m. PST

Thanks, Der Alte Fritz. The Bavarians look decent enough to me, can't wait til I get my order.

christot Inactive Member05 Nov 2009 11:49 p.m. PST

I have all manner of Connoissuer figures knocking around in "the box". While I have no great desire to produce an entire photo-catologue if anyone has any specific requests then, like DAF, I'll put some pics on my blog.
Having e-mail problems at the moment so its best to contact me via the blog

Chortle Fezian Inactive Member07 Nov 2009 2:02 a.m. PST

I'm going to be putting together a Bavarian division or two soon so I was very pleased to see some pics of the Connoisseur range. Thanks Jim.

pbishop12 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2009 9:17 p.m. PST

I have loads of Connoisseur. My first order was during a visit to the Wargames Holiday Center in the 80's with Peter Gilder. To date, they're still my favorites.

Widowson08 Nov 2009 11:03 a.m. PST

Wow. The Wargames Holiday Center was around in the 1980s? I've always wanted to visit, but it's a long commute from San Francisco. That's a great advantage the English have--a manageable size country!

Dutch508 Inactive Member16 Nov 2009 3:59 p.m. PST

I am using your wash technique on some Brits. I do like the various faded jacket look. I'll have to post some photos some time.

I do have a battalion of Conn. Bavarians painted up, and one battalion of French as well. These were my first units when I got into gaming 20+ years ago, and I still have those two.

pbishop12 Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2009 9:21 a.m. PST

What I like in particular about Connoisseur is the campaign look and variety of figures in that motif. I've got a lot of 'scruffy' looking units in all manner of headgear, gourds hanging instead of canteens, etc, etc. Truly veteran appearance. And they mix well with Elite Miniatures.

I'm not a huge fan of all their cavalry, but for French infantry on campaign, Connoisseur is my favorite.


pbishop12 Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2009 9:24 a.m. PST

If you have any Connoisseur just collecting dust, I'd be willing to negotiate a price for any French.


ColonelToffeeApple Inactive Member27 Nov 2009 10:01 a.m. PST

A short while ago I bought a few lots of what I assumed were straightforwrd Connoisseur figures on Ebay. I was intrigued by one of the lots which had at least 8 different types of advancing elite company French figures, in addition to the standard ones that are part of the Connoissuer range. They aren't the Saxon figure either. These are definitely Gilder figures some have PG on them but no number, a couple don't, and they are all to scale with Connoisseur. I haven't got the technical skills to put up a picture, but does anyone have any idea what they might be? They are really nice and I'd love to locate more.

christot Inactive Member27 Nov 2009 11:51 a.m. PST

Are they some of the Connoissuer "campaign dress series" (Code F25a, b, c,etc)? If not they might be Hinchcliffe Foremost figures which match with Conn figures.

ColonelToffeeApple Inactive Member28 Nov 2009 3:00 a.m. PST

No, they aren't in campaign dress, they are in full dress. I have examples of the Connoisseur campaign dress models. It will just reamain a mystery, as I,m pretty certain they aren't Foremost either.

christot Inactive Member28 Nov 2009 4:35 a.m. PST

without pics its difficult to say….

Charlie Dozen Inactive Member23 Feb 2018 6:46 a.m. PST

Does anyone here know if either Connoisseur or Peter Gilder manufactured 28mm Swedish Napoleonic figures?
I have 10 Swedish Napoleonic infantry figures with PG SW1 marked on the bottom of the base. I also have 3 officers and 1 drummer made by the same company but can't read the markings.
They are rather large 28mm or possibly closer to 30mm.

Lambert Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2018 2:38 a.m. PST

Connoisseur Bavarians include an excellent figure 'Line infantry standing', standing at ease, musket butt resting on the ground. I'd post a picture if I knew how.

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