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Tango0113 Mar 2017 2:52 p.m. PST







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45thdiv13 Mar 2017 4:12 p.m. PST

I just wish they were not so stiff in thier poses. Where's the animation showing the action during a battle?

Tango0114 Mar 2017 11:52 a.m. PST



Costanzo114 Mar 2017 11:54 p.m. PST

I also!

historygamer15 Mar 2017 11:13 a.m. PST

F&I looking tricorne on that fellow. The long gaiters and long waistcoat add to that impression. I'm guessing this is not AWI specific.

Musketier Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2017 3:14 p.m. PST

Great sculpts, and a welcome addition to the rsnge I'm sure.
Is it too late to point out that waistcoat cuffs should be split, showing the shirt cuffs?

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 3:30 a.m. PST

The fourth photo shows what I suspect is intended to be the AWI-style tricorne, with the flatter front. This is often wrongly ascribed to SYW Prussians, but it seems this is the fault of "contemporary" artists, who used 1770s subjects to illustrate their paintings/drawings of the FtG era.

Given that waistcoats of this era were usually sleeveless (the British light infantry's "roundabout" field mod being the main exception) perhaps this is why there is no split in the cuff?

Tango0118 Mar 2017 11:12 a.m. PST

Glad you like them my friend!. (smile)


SteveM Inactive Member20 Mar 2017 2:47 p.m. PST

I run the 'Lace Wars in Tin' blog, and am working with Prince August to develop their SYW range.

This is an interesting challenge. This will be a relatively small range of figures (moulds actually as they are home cast), where it is hoped to be able to be able to build armies which give a reasonable representation of most troops in the SYW by using a combination of the available bodies and heads.

The figures are deliberately 'old school' rather than in action poses, as it was decided from the start to give them the feel of the old Holger Eriksson range, whilst adding more detail (some of the original sculpting was in wood, these are now going digital). And the fact that they are home cast and semi-flat limits the poses which can be used.

The figures are not intended to be AWI, they are part of Prince August's SYW range. (However we have been adding figures in waistcoats such as the Russian infantry to provide figures which might be used for that period.)

The gunners are deliberately generic, but based on illustrations of SYW French gunners, which did not have split waistcoat cuffs. This was a deliberate decision as if a split is needed it is easier to cut/file one than it is to neatly fill the slit. (The Russians also had sleeved waistcoats – but they did have a split cuff – so need a bit of work)

With regards the tricorn – the heads are all interchangeable, so if a lesser angle is wanted on the front then use a different head.

If you like the figures then constructive comments are always appreciated on the blog.


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