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John Miller Inactive Member17 Aug 2017 4:53 p.m. PST

Because I have been away from the Seven Years War and 25mm figures for more than thirty years I was wondering if any of you guys would care to express any opinions regarding which 25/28mm figures you prefer, and a good source for them in the USA? I have recently discovered a small collection of mine that I thought was lost or destroyed in the process of moving some years ago, and I would like to spruce it up and add to it. I would be very grateful for any opinions any one would care to render. As I must always say, I have limited access to computers so thanks in advance to anyone who cares to comment. John Miller

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2017 5:16 p.m. PST

I still like the simplicity and proportions of the old RSM line currently produced by the Dayton Painting Consortium.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2017 5:25 p.m. PST

And also Minden Miniatures, run by Der Alte Fritz in the Chicago area. Figures are sculpted by Richard Ansell to 1:56 scale.

RSM by DPC is:

I have both.


cavcrazy17 Aug 2017 5:59 p.m. PST

Front Rank are very nice, as well as Foundry.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2017 6:23 p.m. PST

Minden and Crann Tara Miniatures are both sculpted by Richard Ansell and are completely compatible with each other as well as with RSM Miniatures. IMHO, Minden and Crann Tara are the best on the market; exquisitely sculpted and very cleanly cast. Both lines are labors of love by their proprietors.

I was out of gaming about 15 years, and upon returning, went with these two lines and have been extremely pleased. Charles Grant replaced his old plastic Spencer Smiths with them, and that's a fairly strong recommendation.

Ottoathome Inactive Member17 Aug 2017 8:56 p.m. PST

79th and Col Cambell have hit the high points.

I bought Surens and Staddens from the 60's and still buy from Tradition of London.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Aug 2017 1:55 a.m. PST


Drop me an email and I will send you some free Minden samples.

Altefritz1740 (at) yahoo (dot ) com



Frederick Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2017 5:43 a.m. PST

I have pretty big SYW armies with Crusader, Foundry and Front Rank – all good and of these my favourite are Foundry but I have to say that the Minden miniatures are excellent; I need to get some when I expand my Prussians

Timmo uk18 Aug 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

Minden would be my choice as well. I've painted some of the similar F&D figures and they are gorgeous sculpts to work with. The quality is such that they need little or no cleaning up and I just find them lovely to paint.

I find some figures very 'bitty' lots of sharp detail that takes time to address but the F&D are smoother, that's not to say they don't have detail though.

dbf167618 Aug 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

I also highly recommend Minden and Crann Tara.

John Miller Inactive Member18 Aug 2017 3:38 p.m. PST

All Hands above: I am extremely grateful to all of you for your most helpful responses!!!

Der Alte Fritz: I will take you up on your most kind offer. Thank you, John Miller

spontoon18 Aug 2017 3:44 p.m. PST

Crann Tara/Minden

ioannis Inactive Member19 Aug 2017 3:34 a.m. PST

Minden. Jim offers an excellent range of miniatures and stellar customer service!

John Miller Inactive Member19 Aug 2017 4:52 p.m. PST

spontoon & ioannis: Thank you also. I have a few different routes to accomplish my project now. John Miller

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