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spontoon02 Dec 2012 12:07 p.m. PST

@abdul66;

Oh, well, it's the targe that makes the fig worthwhile…

abdul666lw02 Dec 2012 1:05 p.m. PST

Hopefully Eureka, now distributing (having absorbed?) Shadowforge, will not be content for 18th C. female soldiers with the Shadowforge 'Lady Something's Rifles': they were awful (not sure they have them, they were part of the 33mm 'Laughing Monk' range which seems to have disappeared in the transfer: too bad for the "Not Monica Bellucci in Brotherhood of the Wolf'" 'Scarlet Woman' -a 'larger than life character' compared to most minis, unfortunately).

In any case I hope new figurines, from Eureka and otherwise, will be in 'true' 28mm (I *hate* 32 – 35mm -for the same reasons why I hated both the new 'heroic 28mm' and 15mm when I had accumulated ≥ 1200 25mm!!!); so they will be compatible with other 28mm ranges but also with 1/56 ones: women being on the average more petite than men, 28mm girlies look good besides 30 or even 32mm males (but the opposite.. not so).

Come In Nighthawk02 Dec 2012 3:32 p.m. PST

Nic may chime in here at some point soon. In the meantime, I've heard from him, and he writes to say:

The Sandras are getting closer to the top of the pile every day. Alan Marsh is working on a female hussar for us in the next two weeks, and if this test piece goes well, then we will make a lot more of the Sandra range.
I'm very encouraged. thumbs up

poiter5002 Dec 2012 5:35 p.m. PST

While not quite Sandras, perhaps he could look at doing the "Duellists" as 2 Ancient pillow fighters as well?

Come In Nighthawk02 Dec 2012 6:30 p.m. PST

…perhaps he could look at doing the "Duellists" as 2 Ancient pillow fighters as well?
I suspect he would expect a request filed under the 100 Club Rules… I note my request for an Eighteenth Century Cricket Team is logged, 100CLUBHM104, which is right "up there" with "Westphalian cuirassier; 1812" and "Legion De Saxe…" huh? I'm not sure what prompted the Napoleonic pillow fighters; maybe it was a lark -- and there are only the two. You can always send an email! All he can say is "no." wink

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2012 5:23 a.m. PST

The officer needs to be redone with a correct style of coat. I don't know where those turnbacks come from?

abdul666lw03 Dec 2012 7:45 a.m. PST

I don't know where those turnbacks come from?

huh? The AWI, I'm afraid evil grin

Come In Nighthawk03 Dec 2012 8:32 p.m. PST

The officer needs to be redone with a correct style of coat. I don't know where those turnbacks come from?

"From the very date of their founding, the Countess's regiments of foot were noted for a number of 'peculiarities' in the manner of their dress from the earliest date. At a time when the officers of other armies still wore the skirts of their coats loose, the Countess's officers wore the skirts of their coats turned back, in the fashion of their soldiers. They did however adopt the Prussian pattern of a sash worn tight-wound 'round the waist under the coat, and a gorget of chased silver or gilt according to the button colour of their corps was hung about the neck on a silk ribbon of the facing colour." Obediah Phondelwell, A History of the Regiments of The Army of The Countess Sandra in the Late War (London: Rich. & Thom. Struthers & Sons, 1769).
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Musketier04 Dec 2012 1:56 a.m. PST

Nigthhawk, excellent source!
Will you be writing the Osprey book on Sandra's Army?

abdul666lw04 Dec 2012 3:44 a.m. PST

Anyway the officer's coat with turnbacks would be fine for the supposedly 'lightened' 'hot weather' (bare navel) uniform grin

abdul666lw11 Dec 2012 6:15 a.m. PST

Potential WSS 'generic' female soldiers: TMP link
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Come In Nighthawk11 Dec 2012 11:43 a.m. PST

Nigthhawk… will you be writing the Osprey book on Sandra's Army?
Actually, I am thinking about approaching an academic publisher in the New Year with a proposal to do an edited version of Phondelwell's History of the Regiments of The Army of The Countess Sandra in the Late War. Help de-mystify some of the 18th Cent. language with an up-to-date edition; explain some of the more obscure entanglements in which the little army fought, etc., etc. I believe that would make the work more accessible to the wider public than the "Cliff Notes" done by Osprey Pubs! Not that Osprey doesn't have its good points!! grin

Come In Nighthawk13 Dec 2012 1:24 p.m. PST

@abdul666lw.

…part of the 33mm 'Laughing Monk' range which seems to have disappeared in the transfer…
They are still there. If you go to "Browse by Range," on the upper-left of the site's tool-bar, you will find Nic is carrying "Laughing Monk." thumbs up

Come In Nighthawk24 Dec 2012 4:45 p.m. PST

The latest from Nic, summarized in one post: TMP link

Please scroll to the bottom! grin

abdul666lw08 Nov 2013 11:57 a.m. PST

On the Eureka100 page  Female Imagination Infantry and Cavalry are at 100+ (Artillery lags behind): I understand that works really starts when the 150 mark is reached, so there's hope. Of course the 100Club is a quiet form of crowd funding, without the noisy widespread advertisement of Kickstarter / Indiegogo (how many potentially interested wargamers are unaware of the project?) so it's slower.

Btw I posted on the Alternate History Forum musings about an AH female unit, the French Carabinières de la Reine and its uniform in the mid-18th C., with two possibilities: one (semi)realistic -ceremonial outfit in riding skirt, one more 'imaginative' -battlefield unit in breeches, with high boots and breastplate in the cavalry role link

abdul666lw17 Jan 2014 9:39 a.m. PST

The Eureka100 Female Horse & Musket Imagi-Nation infantry & cavalry reached 100+ link: Courage mes amis !
New uniforms are currently designed in expectation: link.

Pyrate Captain28 Jan 2014 11:40 a.m. PST

Sandra in quarters:

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