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Nick Bowler24 Oct 2014 3:32 a.m. PST

Can anyone recommend some 15mm Prussians for 1806. I can find lots of Prussians for later, but none for 1806.

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member24 Oct 2014 3:45 a.m. PST

AB Figures – utterly exquisite.

Marc the plastics fan24 Oct 2014 3:48 a.m. PST

Lovely range, but 18mm, so if you are after 15s these may not fit comfortably. Minifigs maybe? Chariot did an interesting early range, but not sure if that included Prussians

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member24 Oct 2014 4:02 a.m. PST

Chariot – now owned by Magister Militum, I think – did have a range of early Prussians, but I have a feeling they were pre-1806 (ie casquets, rather than proper bicornes). Essex seem to have quite a full range, if you don't mind ranks of folk all about to do the splits (that's probably a little harsh – they may well be worth checking out):-

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baxterj24 Oct 2014 4:12 a.m. PST

The AB 1806 Prussian are one of Tony's best efforts IMHO, probably along with the Peninsular Brits.

VonBlucher24 Oct 2014 4:26 a.m. PST

AB hands down are the best out there, and a very complete range also with only the Towarczys missing for the late 1806 & 1807 battles. I agree with R Mark Davies & John Baxter that they are probably Tony's best efforts.

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member24 Oct 2014 4:32 a.m. PST

They were 15mm when I bought them…

SJDonovan Inactive Member24 Oct 2014 4:34 a.m. PST

Minifigs do them. link

The figures are nice but there are a couple of major holes in the range. They don't do any fusiliers (I think AB are the only people who make these) and they don't do any artillerymen (but oddly enough the range does include artillery drivers). However, the cavalry are good (so long as you don't mind the look of Minifigs' horses, which aren't to everyone's taste):

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Mallen Inactive Member24 Oct 2014 4:45 a.m. PST

Essex makes 15mm 1806 Prussians, including Fusiliers.

nsolomon9924 Oct 2014 6:23 a.m. PST

The AB range is superb. It's complete too so you don't need to intermix with other ranges. Looks glorious on the field. Only missing the Towarczy's who are not required until the East Prussian Campaign.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2014 8:46 a.m. PST

My army is all AB. None better! And wrt Chariot, yes, they are pre-1806, ie: Revolutionary war, Valmy etc.

MarbotsChasseurs24 Oct 2014 10:52 a.m. PST

I have the prussian AB for 1806 and they are amazing. I would recommend them. Since I have moved to 6mm I am going to put the rest of my unpainted AB Prussian infantry on ebay soon.

Michael

VonBlucher24 Oct 2014 3:13 p.m. PST

Michael(MarbotsChasseurs),
Where are you located?

John

JCBJCB Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2014 7:26 p.m. PST

I have some Blue Moon figs. I like them quite a bit. I'll delve more deeply into the range once it's a bit more complete.

Fredloan24 Oct 2014 9:07 p.m. PST

I have the AB 1806 Prussian, beautiful figures

Nick Bowler24 Oct 2014 9:41 p.m. PST

Could someone who has the AB figures for Jena give me the measurement from top of base to eye.

My understanding is that AB figures slowly increased in scale over time, and I'd like to know if these are closer to 15mm or 18mm.

VonBlucher25 Oct 2014 6:46 a.m. PST

Nick,
Fusiliers – 17.5mm
Jaegers – 17mm
Musketiers – 17mm
Grenadiers – 17mm
Horse Artillery – 17mm
Foot Artillery – 17mm

For the above these are the marching figures, as I remember the firing Fusiliers were a little bigger, which is why I sold them off.

John

Last Hussar25 Oct 2014 9:14 a.m. PST

The topic title is !5 – I make that 120mm

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2014 5:38 a.m. PST

MarbotsChasseurs:

I'd be interested to know what you have available in AB 1806 Prussians

David.Jackson2@ec.gc.ca

Gallocelt Inactive Member30 May 2018 6:46 p.m. PST

I've just purchased some Minifigs 3rd Gen. Prussian Infantry and now I'm wondering about AB. For those who know their AB napoleonics, which are the shortest and closest to minifigs size? Which French, Russians, Prussians, British, Poles, Austrians, Bavarians, Spanish do you look at and think, "Geeze! Those are short!"

Cheers!

Gallo

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