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Samurai Elb27 Jul 2013 9:37 a.m. PST

Which figures 28mm you use or suggest to use for a Ming army accompying Perry´s Koreans against Perry´s Samurai.

Might some of the Perry Korean range double as Ming specially the cavalry.

What is with Sheltrum´s Ming. I have some of their Korean artillery and figures and know they have another style but they might be compatible. Unfortuntely no pictures are available for them.

Suggestions of other figure ranges wanted too.

it is said that mercenaries of Java, Sumatra and Thailand joined the Ming army. Any suggestions for figure representing them.

Please execuse any errors english is not my own language.

Wulfgar27 Jul 2013 10:21 a.m. PST

Cavalcade Wargames started a line of Ming Infantry:

link

At this time they consist of a command pack with an armored officer,harlbard-armed unarmored infantry, and bow-armed unarmored infantry.

I think that they were sculpted to match with the Perry Japanese and Chosen Koreans. The sculpts are quite nice.

Cavalcade haven't expanded the range in a few years, so they may not be planning on producing any new figures for that range. However, it would be easy to send an e-mail to Cavalcade.

The owner does frequent these forums, is a great guy, and is quick to answer questions. He's also from (Woohoo!) Seattle, which is almost as good as being from Portland.

SABOURO Inactive Member28 Jul 2013 12:06 a.m. PST

The Sheltrum's made nice figures for the Korean war compatible to Dixon Samurai range and his wako is very good and colorful the Perry's is little small like LOTR range, the Cavalcade Ming range is limited to arhcer's an halbertier's, the Ming army use armored men, hand gun's, canon's, cavalry, the great number of the Chinese forces compinied with the luck of supplies and the guerilla war break the Japanese, but this is an other story.

Samurai Elb28 Jul 2013 1:54 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the informtions. It seems to be a little bit difficult to find appropriate Ming Figures. Unfortunately I have not find an information that the Perry want to add Ming figures to their Korean and Samurai ranges.

Had everyone tried to paint the better armored Perry Koreans as Ming units

Perhaps I buy a little group of Sheltrum figures to compare them.

clibinarium28 Jul 2013 7:29 a.m. PST

I'm looking into this in detail at the minute, with a view to a Kickstarter later in the year. As mentioned often here, sources are a problem, we really need an osprey style treatment of the later Ming.

Durando26 Feb 2018 5:03 a.m. PST

Does anyone know who sells the Cavalcade Miniatures now ?

Wulfgar26 Feb 2018 6:58 a.m. PST

I think they've since gone out of business, Durando. I'm not sure if anyone has picked up the molds, which is a real shame. They were nice figures.

They also made Wako pirates, which would likely have been very popular now, with the advent of so many skirmish sets now out for the era.

Durando26 Feb 2018 1:34 p.m. PST

Yes I am after a Ming command pack grrr!!!

Marcus Brutus03 Mar 2018 8:20 a.m. PST

It does seem odd to me that Perry sculpts the Korean and Japanese figures for the Choson Wars but leave aside the other main protagonist, the Ming Chinese. I did email them last year about this and inquiring about the possibility of Perry producing a line of Ming figures. The response I got back was non committal. Not a no and not a yes.

Koxinga03 Mar 2018 10:53 p.m. PST

That's slightly better than the response to my email a couple years ago. Maybe they've received enough to start considering it

clibinarium04 Mar 2018 2:24 p.m. PST

I can see the reasons they might be reluctant. Its still a very niche conflict (to Western wargamers at least) and the Perries will know how much their Choson figures have sold. Its very difficult to get information, not as bad as it would be without the internet, but even so consider how little information is published in English on the Ming army. Its a very extensive project; there's quite a lot of different dress and weaponry, and really its two armies, the northern and the southern.
I say all this because I'm grappling with all these issues in designing a range to fit with the Perries. I decided recently to do much of it digitally to get round some practical difficulties, so I am wrestling with z-brush right now. Spent all of today on it in fact.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 6:02 a.m. PST

Its very difficult to get information, not as bad as it would be without the internet, but even so consider how little information is published in English on the Ming army. Its a very extensive project; there's quite a lot of different dress and weaponry, and really its two armies, the northern and the southern.

As one who has Samurai armies and a large Korean army (still needing painting) I am interested in the Imjin Wars. I don't know which Ming armies were involved but, IMHO, I would concentrate on those Ming in Korea first. I suspect that is where the biggest interest lies.

Anyways, eagerly following your progress.

Koxinga08 Mar 2018 8:07 a.m. PST

The Great Ming Military Blog has really improved the situation I think. greatmingmilitary.blogspot.com

clibinarium14 Mar 2018 3:20 p.m. PST

Agreed GMM is a gold mine of information. But I am lucky to have a knowledgeable friend advising me (possibly known as Wansui on TMP) and without his help I would be struggling.

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