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Personal logo Colonel Bill Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 5:47 a.m. PST

Review of figures for the 1877 Russo-Turkish and 1904 Russo-Japanese Wars, my weekly contribution.


Ciao, Colonel Bill

mad monkey 108 Jun 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

Excellent review of the mini's. I have OG Russo-Japanese War figs, who would you recommend for machinegunners, both Russian and Japanese?

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member08 Jun 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

MM, my memory of the OG15s is that the Japanese infantry were slightly larger than the Russian. Is that correct? Seemed a little odd to me,though I suppose arguments could be had.

Not surprising there are no machine guns,as the line was repackaged from the Boxer range.

mad monkey 108 Jun 2017 3:05 p.m. PST

Just by a smidgin(technical term, don't cha know)All that Kobe beef vs the potato's and cabbage…

Decebalus09 Jun 2017 6:16 a.m. PST

Thanks. Superb article.

Personal logo Colonel Bill Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

Von Schlock,

Interesting but are you sure about the repackaging? I have the OGs and the Russian artillery is the M1900/1903 Putilov and the Japanese the Type 31.

I did check both photos and art (Caton Woodville) from the Boxer Rebellion, and I am not showing those two field pieces being used. In fact the Japanese artillery piece kinda looks like a Krupp.

I did check the current OG 25 Boxer range and they have no guns listed for purchase.

Ciao, Colonel Bill

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member09 Jun 2017 9:18 p.m. PST

No, I'm not sure. Big Steve asked me years ago if I thought the Boxer range figs could be used for a Russo-Japanese line. I said it would seem likely, but assured him I was no expert,and he should check with more informed sources.

The infantry certainly looked like those from the Boxer range. Unfortunately there are no pics on their site, and I don't remember comparing the artillery.

Of course, I'm referring to the Old Glory 15s/19th Century Miniatures lines here. Do you have the artillery packs from their Boxer lines? That would answer the question.

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