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Don1962 Inactive Member03 Jan 2013 6:06 p.m. PST

Which manufacturer offers miniatures that come closest to look and feel of the 'real thing' as depicted in this wonderful image of Confederates passing through Frederick, MD?

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dmebust Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 6:44 p.m. PST

Old Glory

Jeigheff Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 7:11 p.m. PST

The old Der Kriegspielers 25mm "Confederals" might be a very good choice. They were kind of roughly sculpted by today's standards, but their marching Confederates might do the trick.

Even though they're small, GHQ's 10mm Civil War Confederates might work too.

The problem is, there aren't many ACW miniature figures standing at slope arms, like the figures in this photo. That's why I've recommended marching figures, the next best choice.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 7:27 p.m. PST

I think that nearly any range will do (other than the chunky looking Dixons) for portraying gaunt Confederate soldiers. Your wargame unit will look more the part if you mix several different ranges into the regiment to get that more "individual" look.

Rhino Co03 Jan 2013 7:48 p.m. PST

sash and saber?

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 8:44 p.m. PST

Carlists?

Personal logo Extra Crispy Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 8:48 p.m. PST

Depends on the scale. I find in 25/28 most figures are very "thick" – the Perry plastics, Foundry, Renegade – all are pretty beefy and not at all "gaunt."

HammerHead03 Jan 2013 10:15 p.m. PST

Foundry make a standing at right shoulder shift, don`t know the code.or try redoubts………HH

Rapier Miniatures Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 4:05 a.m. PST

In 15mm AB miniatures had this marching pose, and being a Tony Barton sculpt they are nice and gaunt.

FireZouave04 Jan 2013 6:51 a.m. PST

Old Glory 2nd Edition.

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Rudi the german05 Jan 2013 3:57 a.m. PST

Old glory

PKay Inc06 Jan 2013 8:40 p.m. PST

Hmmm. I find it interesting that Old Glory regularly takes a beating from posters, yet they are the most recommended line to be used to match real people in a photo. Interesting.

Apparently real people don't have huge heads, enormous hands, and wield weapons the size of surfboards.

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