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Breton Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 1:50 a.m. PST

Hello everyone

There are a range of 25 mm figurines: "Viva Juarez 25mm Figures for the French Adventure in Mexico", sold by: The Virtual Armchair General Exclusive Provider of Unique War Games and Collectible Miniatures & Accessories.

What do you think of these figurines?

Thank you.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 8:37 a.m. PST

Well, I think they're the best figures for the price with the widest selection of uniform/troop types available--except that they are not (currently) available.

This former Lyzards Grin/Houston Collection is owned by TVAG, but is not in production now. The entire range IS RETURNING via the casting services of Zombiesmith for TVAG, but not until two other lines, one new, one old, are finalized and formally released this Summer.

Individual catalog items are sold in packs of 20 foot (with command figures) and 12 horse for $25.00 USD each and are compatible with most other 28mm figures.

This line was a steady seller and we expect it remain so when it returns.

TVAG

"Viva Juarez!" will have new figures by the original sculptor, Chris Ferree, added after re-release.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 9:50 a.m. PST

A good selection at a reasonable price. They are, of course, a product of their time. I prefer simple figures as they are easier to paint, and I don't feel like I am doing the figure a disservice.

Breton Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 11:30 a.m. PST

Thank you TVAG, you should complete your range with the types of troops missing and a rule specially for this war.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

I could answer the original question better if I could actually see some figures. Would these figures fit with the wargames foundry Max in Mex range?

Breton Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

I think they are even smaller!

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2017 9:21 a.m. PST

The majority of my figures are the Foundry Max in Mex range and I am very happy with them. The "Camerone" range of Foundry figures are by a different sculptor and are slightly larger than the original line. I added French line and Zouave figures from the Battle Honors Franco-Austrian range: link
They fit in very well with the Foundry figures. Because painting is so much effort, I try to buy the best figures I can afford. Why spend time doing a great paint job on mediocre figures?

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

I forgot, most of my Mexican irregular cavalry are Old Glory irregular lancers from their Mexican American War range: link

Breton Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2017 11:41 a.m. PST

Yes Nick the Battle Honors, yes I had not thought of it, very good idea for their size that must go well with the Wargames Foundry Maximilian range, but their sculpture is still different, no..?

So you add the Battle Honors or types of Troops that already exists with the Wargames Foundry Maximilian range ? By contrast the old Glory are normally too big, but it depends on the ranges …

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

Battle Honors is by a different sculptor. If anything, they are better proportioned than the Foundry figures. I wish they had gotten the Perry Bros. to sculpt the range. I have gotten compliments on how good the French line and Zouaves look. Also, I find most lines are difficult to tell apart once they are painted.

Breton Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2017 11:02 p.m. PST

When we know the uniforms of the second empire, no problems …

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