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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2012 8:14 p.m. PST

Now the Red Coats.
So good as the American troops.

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More in main page
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Hope you enjoy!.

Amicalement
Armand

trailape Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2012 10:44 p.m. PST

I'm really looking forward to getting a few boxes of these chaps.
Cheers

Griefbringer21 Oct 2012 12:42 a.m. PST

Deja vu?

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Captain DEwell21 Oct 2012 12:56 a.m. PST

You are the first to bring these new figures to my attention. You have done well.

Thank you.

grin

MajorB21 Oct 2012 4:08 a.m. PST

Deja vu?

Yes. Good old Armand needs to remember what he's posted before. ANd only 10 days ago at that!

JCBJCB21 Oct 2012 1:07 p.m. PST

Come on, man.

PSADennis Inactive Member21 Oct 2012 4:14 p.m. PST

Different pictures….why all the bad feelings? I for one enjoyed them. Thank you Armamd.
Dennis

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2012 8:44 p.m. PST

Glad you had enjoy them my friend Dennis!.

Amicalement
Armand

Redcoat 55 Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2012 10:51 p.m. PST

I love these pictures! Thank you Armand!

Marc the plastics fan22 Oct 2012 4:20 a.m. PST

is there a special search engine where some members of TMP go just to look for possible duplication of posts?

MajorB22 Oct 2012 9:27 a.m. PST

is there a special search engine where some members of TMP go just to look for possible duplication of posts?

No, it's just called a reasonably good memory.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2012 9:53 a.m. PST

Glad you had enjoy it my friend Redcoat 55.
Marc, thanks for your support.
To be in touch with old friends are really good here.

Amicalement
Armand

historygamer22 Oct 2012 11:31 a.m. PST

Not to be critical (aw, what the heck), but what on earth is that drummer doing with his left hand? Certainly not playing that drum. Also, why do sculptors insist on putting advancing men in the old minifigs, two hands on the musket, slightly elevated, instead of a historically correct position? They should be at order (musket up), trail, or front rank charge (waist high), second rank at order.

historygamer22 Oct 2012 2:04 p.m. PST

I stand corrected, they do have some at trail, and some at waist high charge. They do have the two hands holding musket elevated though. I have heard of references of a port arms like position, but not the elevated charge type position. Still, nice stuff. :-)

Supercilius Maximus23 Oct 2012 1:38 a.m. PST

One thing the Perrys have always done with H&M era charging figures is to depict both front and rear rank poses. To be honest, I think the old "advancing" Minifigs pose is just included to give a bit of pose variation and/or to allow a figure to be used as a front or rear ranker.

historygamer23 Oct 2012 5:55 a.m. PST

The rear ranker should have their musket with fixed bayonet elevated at order, not charging, nor over the shoulder of the man in front of them. The second rank did not drop their musket unless the man in front of them went down and then they stepped up to fill the front rank position. Or so I am led to believe. :-)

You may be right as to why they cast it this way though.

Redcoat 55 Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2012 11:38 a.m. PST

During a charge the 2nd rank men would be at recover in an open field

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but to be fair if you were charging where tree branches could get in the way, moving at the trail would seem to be an option, as your musket would constantly be banging into tree branches at the recover. Moving at the advance would also be an option, but I have found that if there are enough low branches, even carrying your musket at the advance does not work, and at the trail almost always works with low branches.

historygamer23 Oct 2012 11:46 a.m. PST

Ugh,I can't believe I said "Order." I was thinking "Open Order." Yes, you are right. "Recover." Let's hope I don't say that at the next formation. :-(

The "Recover" position is well documented in period paintings of the men marching on a battlefield or mock battlefield.

Karl von Hessen Inactive Member23 Oct 2012 1:51 p.m. PST

Does this mean they're getting a wee bit closer to being put into production? It's been quite a while since the first picture appeared on the Plastics Workbench.
Thanks Armand for catching this!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2012 9:39 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami Carl!

Amicalement
Armand

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