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rassilonboy17 Mar 2010 5:33 a.m. PST

Hello, this is my first post!

Could anyone please suggest some 28mm minis that might fit in with a Baron Munchausen-type game? I think this is 18th century, or a 'version' thereof, so I'm interested in anything suitable gentry in wigs, ladies with powdered faces and heaving bosoms, swashbuckling heroes and the whole bit. I'm not sure which period to take for soldiers either (I'm thinking French, but am open to suggestions, as this equally could be an imaginary European state like Ruritania).

I'm happy to slightly mix styles and periods to get something that feels right, but it's a completely new game scene for me, so I'm not sure where to start.

Thanks for any help!

Scale Creep Miniatures17 Mar 2010 5:51 a.m. PST

First of all I'd suggest heading over to WargamesFoundry.com They have extensive ranges covering these periods and so will make for a good place to look for inspiration. There are lots of Generals and personalities that will be perfect for what you want. But they are pricy. So you may pick a period/troop type and then shop other ranges.

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abdul666lw17 Mar 2010 5:52 a.m. PST

A warm welcome to the 'alternate' 18th C.!

A game of swashbuckling (or even 'Pulp' TMP link ) adventures in an almost Lacepunk link setting…

If in 25 30mm you'll find on this post lists of fighting and civilian *female* minis that could be used in a 18th C. setting, either without qualms or with a little 'good will': most of the manufacturers quoted do (in abundance) their male counterparts: link

Basically, almost any 'Pirates' range, and for 18th C. civilians Black Scorpion, Eureka, Foundry, Minifigs, Outpost, Tradition / Willie… immediatly come to mind.

In a 'Munchausenian' game a few Turkish characters can be added to the mix.

An exemple of 'Gloire' game link

For 15mm this thread can be of use: TMP link

A Twiningham17 Mar 2010 6:01 a.m. PST

Eureka have some suitable civilians. The new "Frederick the Great and Voltaire debating" action pack would work well. They also have Fred playing flute and a string quartet, among other things.

Dennis17 Mar 2010 6:53 a.m. PST

Blue Moon has some civies in its Sleepy Hollow range, and Old Glory has some in its pirates range that should do.

Dennis

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2010 6:58 a.m. PST

The Eureka "18th C Civilains" range has 4 vignettes, each with a seated obese gentleman, saucy wenches, disapproving maiden aunts, fops, etc. well worth it.
also the Fred with flutes vignettes mentioned above.

Look at Old Glory's Pirate range for many civilian sets.

Black Hat makes sedan chairs! grin Also, a few other suitable sets.

Outpost does Highwaymen.

For more complete discussions of 18th C ranges of civilians, do a TMP Search for "sedan chair" and "highwayman".

IGWARG1 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Mar 2010 7:34 a.m. PST

Also, Blue Moon has several sets for 18th century. But you probably should go with Eureka as others suggested. Foundry, Blue Moon and others are larger. Old Glory figures in their Pirates range may work with Eureka, but I am not sure.

abdul666lw17 Mar 2010 7:54 a.m. PST

Slight differences of size / scale are less embarrassing in 'skirmish' / 'Mordheim' link link type games, specially when it comes to civilians (armed or not) / rogues / highwaymen / assassins and the like. Indeed such differences can 'enhance' the individuality, the character of… well, your characters.

Also remember that women are generally more petite than men (at least many people prefer an 'unbalanced 'couple with the woman smaller, than the opposite), thus you can freely mix 25mm female minis with 28mm males, but the opposite would look 'odd' -political correctness notwithstanding.

You can also play with the traditional prejudices of 'Germanic' people being taller than the 'Latins'.

Regarding Lace Wars Imagi-Nations: TMP link

Please keep us informed of the developments!

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Mar 2010 7:59 a.m. PST

FIY: Blue Moon figures are part of the Old Glory lineup of figure ranges. Ask about their Duel set of figures for the 18th century. They also have some nice coaches.

axabrax17 Mar 2010 8:16 a.m. PST

"Lacepunk" I learned of a new "punk" today…

abdul666lw17 Mar 2010 3:52 p.m. PST

For ladies (of various repute) in 25-30mm:
TMP link

rassilonboy18 Mar 2010 4:29 a.m. PST

Thanks everybody – these are really useful suggestions. A very welcoming response to my first post here!

A Twiningham18 Mar 2010 5:22 a.m. PST

I forgot about the Old Glory pirate line that IGWARG mentioned. The "Island Governor and Creepy Assistants" pack is full of character!

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