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PANSHIR17 Dec 2009 5:49 a.m. PST

Hi Friends,
I'm thinking to paint a GNW project in 28mm to use with BLB rules.
So I need size comparison for figures of this period of:
Muskeeter, Foundry,Front rank, Reiver Castings and Old Glory.
I've some Swedish figs. "Muskeeter" and are very beautiful but the range is not completed.
Please, if it is possible some notes on quality of rigures.
Thanks for help.

Andrea

pancerni217 Dec 2009 6:41 a.m. PST

There is no Old Glory line for GNW although I've used their Marlburian line, both foot and mounted for Russians. I have a couple units of Foundry swedes, which match up with the Old Glory size and I have the Reiver figures, which are a little huskier than the Old Glory/Foundry figures, but not excessively. I've seen the Muskeeter figures but can't pass judgement on a size comparison.

db

IGWARG1 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Dec 2009 7:44 a.m. PST

We have Front Rank and Old Glory Marlburians. Front Rank figures are a head taller and slightly bulkier than Old Glory and will not mix together. I heard that Old Glory and Foundry will mix well.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Dec 2009 8:01 a.m. PST

Good luck on getting anything out of the Musketeer range. Superb figures, but I doubt that he will ever finish the range, much less add anything to it in our lifetime.

robartes17 Dec 2009 11:44 a.m. PST

I'm currently bucking the trend and building a Swedish army out of Musketeer figures. They are significantly bigger and beefier than the Foundry range. In the unit here:

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The officer on the extreme right of the pic (left of the unit) is a Foundry Marlburian chappy. He's both less tall and less hefty, so I had to raise him by means of three washers under his base and set him a bit apart from the rest of the figs to de-emphasize the difference.

As to Bill ever finishing the range, I still have faith and predict a new release early in the new year :).

Shootmenow17 Dec 2009 2:29 p.m. PST

I bought some Musketeer Swedes and Russians two years ago but gave up on further orders when the promised new releases didn't appear but completely different ranges did! It's truly a great pity as I loved the figures…reminds me of the old 'I could have been a contender' line!

I hope Robartes has some good inside info as the figures continue to gather dust…

18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2009 6:42 p.m. PST

It seems as thought Musketeer is making an effort to turn things around as I've been on his site & forum lately and he seems to understand what has happened.

Imperialist27 Dec 2009 3:50 a.m. PST

Panshir.
Imperialist Enterprises makes a expanding and
extensive line of GNW Russians and Swedish in 26-27mm
Mix well with Dixon or the Foundry ranges and We will finish the line.
rh.at.imperialist@verizon.net

Prestonpans28 Jan 2010 5:03 p.m. PST

Panshir,
This may be a little late in letting you know but Reiver Castings have finished their range of GNW with Swedish, Russian, Danish, Norwegian and Prussian armies. They are taller than Dixon, Foundry and Old Glory but do mix with Front Rank on the table but not in the same unit as they have a little more movement. They also have flags, and field fortifications to go with the period.
There's an article in this months Wargames Illustrated on the GNW which shows the figures, etc.

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