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Mike Welker Inactive Member26 Aug 2017 10:46 a.m. PST

Can anyone give me opinions on the figs for WSS skirmish gaming, 25-28mm preferred, from Warlord, from Old Glory, from any others (and of note, my preference is to find a store/source in the USA, if possible).

Many thanks!!

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2017 11:03 a.m. PST

For skirmish either Front rank or ebor.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2017 11:29 a.m. PST

For the US I would go with Old Glory. All of the others mentioned are imported.

HampshireHog26 Aug 2017 11:43 a.m. PST

Ebor Miniatures are stunning figures and amazingly cheap compared to other ranges, especially if you go for their brigade deals. Warfare Miniatures are excellent and worth a look too. Not sure if either company has a US source but both offer an excellent mail order service.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2017 12:38 p.m. PST

Warfare has a US distributor.
https://www.warfareminiaturesusa.com

But as of now they don't have any WSS infantry(only cavalry) but sometime this winter they'll release both danes and Prussian for WSS.

Ebor doesn't have a us distributor. But his shipping is extremely affordable.

dbf167626 Aug 2017 1:57 p.m. PST

I second what Gunfreak says. Ebor figures are very good and very affordable, especially when you do Brigade deals. Warfare also has cavalry which work for the WSS which are excellent. You can also use Warfare's Russian infantry in Tricornes for most Western European armies. I'm sure Warfare's upcoming Prussians and Danes will be great.

For the French Maison du Roi, you will need Front Rank.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

Front Rank also has excellent mail order service to the U.S.

Mike Welker Inactive Member26 Aug 2017 7:21 p.m. PST

Great, thanks for the info. I was looking at Ebor. I will look at it more, as well as Old Glory.

Bernhard Rauch27 Aug 2017 5:19 a.m. PST

I use Front Rank, excellent figures.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

I am working on exactly that. Problem is, it's hard find much besides marching poses. I personally don't think much of ordering from across the Atlantic, as long as it is a reasonable turnaround, with decent shipping rates.

I will order some Ebor very soon. No US stockist that I can find, but shipping is reasonable at 12%, with something like 2.25GBP minimum.

Warfare has the best variety of poses by far, but I really don't like the sculpts.

Front Rank seems to have advancing poses only in minis I don't need. Plus, they don't fit too well with other manufacturers. Triangle is their US stockist, their prices are very reasonable.

Dixon are OK, no US stockists anymore. Their ranges are somewhat confusing, with multiple grouping for the same line.

Foundry have quite a few packs. Most of their eight-packs have no variants, but there are two or three six-packs made up of individuals from the "bulk" packs. Shipping is a reasonable 6GBP, free over (I think) 80GBP.

Old Glory has marching and "riding the carousel" poses. Ten-man packs, smaller than the standard thirty. I get the two OG's confused.

Casting Room, a subsidiary of Foundry, has a few. I like them, though some may not. You can put together a pretty good variety of poses. Shipping is same as Foundry's.

Reiver has a good variety of different nationalities, with good variants, but most are marching. No US stockist that I'm aware of.

Mike Welker Inactive Member27 Aug 2017 4:55 p.m. PST

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Old Glory has marching and "riding the carousel" poses. Ten-man packs, smaller than the standard thirty. I get the two OG's confused.

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Can you clarify what you mean? I am not familiar with minis generally…

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2017 8:56 p.m. PST

You mean the two OG's? It was covered here-

TMP link

- and plenty of other posts, I'm sure.

DGT12328 Aug 2017 4:27 a.m. PST

I live in Ohio and recommend Ebor and Front Rank. Have ordered from each several times and never had issues. And the best looking and some of the most accurate figures for the period. I did not care for the style of the Old Glory minis. The Warlord plastic infantry are OK nothing great. The Cav I don't care for.

Mike Welker Inactive Member28 Aug 2017 5:20 a.m. PST

Thanks for the link on OGs.

I am leaning toward Ebor. Those minis are really nice. Now off to see about my budget… I am thinking of skirmish to start, probably using Black Powder.

I am thinking of a generic sort of start, 96 infantry, 3 artillery & 12 crew, 12 cavalry & 3 mounted leaders… that should set me up for one basic "army" for my table… (then repeat & rinse).

Anyone have suggestions for a newb to help me avoid mistakes? Got any wisdom on a good starting unit for skirmish, any painting guides that you prefer?

Personal logo 22ndFoot Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 1:50 p.m. PST

Ebor all the way.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 4:04 p.m. PST

Ebor got me interested in the period. They are fantastic.

Mike Welker Inactive Member11 Sep 2017 5:40 p.m. PST

For my first "wading in" to this, I am going with 10mm WSS figs. Later, I'll try Ebor. They look awesome, but my painting time and skills need to be improved for such a project.

DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian20 Oct 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

I scanned them from various sources, printed to size. Was pretty easy and turned out wonderful.

link

18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 6:32 p.m. PST

Duke, nice work but I would recommend using The Flag Dude. I had him do all of my WSS French and they are awesome.

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