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carbine195922 Feb 2014 9:45 p.m. PST

Title says it all really – weren't they mentioned at Salute 2013?

dandandan23 Feb 2014 5:12 a.m. PST

They realised they would hardly sell any and decided to focus on boxes people might actually buy?

andysyk23 Feb 2014 6:04 a.m. PST

I think they are not a priority, pity as i need a load.

John the OFM23 Feb 2014 9:06 a.m. PST

Back before the plastics explosion, I would have agreed with dandandan.
Now I am not so sure.

The Cossack Pioneers in Pelisse set should be out in May, I have reliably been told.

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2014 9:28 a.m. PST

If anyone needs some, I have a lot of unpainted Foundry Crimean War Russians that I will never get around to painting that I would love to sell. They're not plastic but they are very nice castings.

3 x 24 man units of Russian infantry in flat cap, greatcoat advancing w/Cmd
3 x 24 man units of Russian infantry in flat cap, greatcoat marching w/Cmd
1 x 24 man unit of Russian infantry in helmet, greatcoat advancing w/Cmd
1 x 24 man unit of Russian infantry in helmet marching w/Cmd

1 x 12 man unit of Russian Hussars with Cmd
1 x 12 man unit of Russian Lancers with Cmd
1 x 12 man unit of Russian Dragoons with Cmd
2 x 12 man units of Russian Cossacks with Cmd

2 batteries of 2 Russian 6 pdrs each with 4 crew
2 batteries of 2 Russian 12 pdrs each with 4 crew

$30 USD for each unit of 24 foot
$36 USD for each unt of 12 cavalry
$24 USD for each battery of 2 guns

Please email me at

autos da fe23 Feb 2014 3:38 p.m. PST

It does seem odd. I've visited their site probably once a month, to check in on this. I would love to see some new Crimean Russians. Even metal would be fine. Seems like their whole Crimean range has been put on pause. The Crimea has gotten rather little love for all this "golden age" of wargaming.

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2014 4:09 p.m. PST

If folks need Foundry Crimean unpainted I have a ton acquired when Foundry "discontinued" the line years ago and I bought up all I could find. Of course it has returned at higher prices. Let me know what you need. Russian and British.

autos da fe24 Feb 2014 11:15 a.m. PST

Thinking about it more, maybe they finished them, and are holding them back for the 300th anniversary.

eptingmike28 Feb 2014 11:19 a.m. PST

I think the Crimean is just too niche for plastics at this point. The current metal(old Radetzsky?)that Warlord has plus the Great War range seem to do a decent job of satisfying the customer base. I just find it hard to believe that they would ever recoup the tooling costs. I would be pretty shocked if some of the ranges that Warlord do currently have made back the initial investment such as the Zulu range and the plastic early Russians. Heck, the four boxes of Russians I picked up were all on 50% off clearance.

carbine195902 Mar 2014 6:48 p.m. PST

If the story from Salute is to be believed then they have the '3ups' or whatever already made. Seems odd to go to the trouble of making the masters and then not going ahead with production.

eptingmike03 Mar 2014 11:01 a.m. PST

Perhaps the tooling costs were too high and the figures themselves unworkable for traditional metal?

Wargamer Dave10 Sep 2018 11:34 a.m. PST

Will these ever see the light of day?

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