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GNREP826 Sep 2016 7:50 p.m. PST

Looking, as living over here, to do something themed on the various wars of Gran Colombia etc as well as other wars of the period in LA. I have seen the excellent figures by Orinoco Miniatures and getting some to start me off but can anyone suggest whether for bulking out units, any of the various plastic 28mm box sets by various companies would be of any use. I know the shakos and caps of the infantry (at least those who had a uniform) were quite French in style (as were those of the Spanish seemingly) but the tunics seem mainly to be coatees with short tails and centre buttons and no turnbacks. Are any of the hard plastics so attired (I dont want to be filing down loads of turn backs or smoothing away waistcoats). Cavalry of course can use various hussars and Chasseur types

Jabba Miles27 Sep 2016 7:26 a.m. PST

Warlord Portuguese line perhaps?


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2016 7:36 a.m. PST

Clever…..I could only think of British Rifles in the surtout style coat without lapels….and at two to a box….not much use.

Portuguese line with bell topped shako heads…….brilliant.

Would it be worth showing a picture of a typical soldier you wish to portray?

No turnbacks?…I think you mean lapels, if on the chest of the jacket. Turnbacks are the turned edges on the tails of the coat. A mistake I have made myself when talking about Guard Dragoons!

Zargon27 Sep 2016 10:57 a.m. PST

Very good thinking, in fact with the right head and backpack swaps I'm sure a decent French in Egypt could be made.


Maybe the Austrians from Perrys also could be used for troops in gaters? Plastics always have the potential to bulk up the basic units if used imaginatively.

GNREP827 Sep 2016 9:48 p.m. PST

Thanks here are some pics – Gran Colombian infantry


GNREP827 Sep 2016 9:51 p.m. PST



GNREP827 Sep 2016 9:53 p.m. PST

I should credit the blog of Orinoco Miniatures for the above


jambo128 Sep 2016 10:03 a.m. PST

Parkfield Miniatures do a dedicated 28mm range and very nice they are too and a very reasonable price. I have a few of them but would be interested to in adding some plastics to bulk out my units.

GNREP828 Sep 2016 8:54 p.m. PST

I was thinking now of the Portuguese by Warlord but they need really French style shakos. On the Spanish side some of the pics imply lapels of some kind – need to buy that Liberators book even though of course it only covers the Southern Campaigns (and everyone knows Gran Colombia has the best flags, battles and of course ladies!)

GNREP808 Oct 2016 9:22 p.m. PST

btw any view on whether Perry Carlist Wars figures (on the Isabellino side) would be useable – thinking of the British Legion that fought there esp for British Legion in South America

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