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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2017 9:17 p.m. PST

Perry Miniatures released new Napoleonic sets which I loved!









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Artilleryman02 Sep 2017 2:34 a.m. PST

Not sure what your title means there Tango but this is great news. I have awaited the horse artillery for some time and they look wonderful.

Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2017 3:14 a.m. PST

I think a typo for "beat…"

And yes, very nice looking figures!

Three Armies02 Sep 2017 4:19 a.m. PST

Beautiful models, They can be beat, just people love being spoon fed. :( link

Garde de Paris02 Sep 2017 8:01 a.m. PST

Three Armies: Please tell us more about you link to the French infantry, 1806-08 period in your link. Truly heroic figures, parallel to, or better than the 1960 era Stadden 30 mm wargame figures.

They are 28mm, what do they cost? Who carries them? Russian made?

Has anyone organized them in a unit, or painted any? I would easily be tempted to buy!!!!


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

Forgive my ignorance, but who are the cavalry figures at the top? I assumed French in Egypt but seems not.

They are reworked Carlist Wars Poles, I do recognise…..but…..

There is a term that something cannot be bested, but it is archaic language and rarely heard anymore, south of Yorkshire anyway

Artilleryman02 Sep 2017 9:12 a.m. PST

The guys at the top are the Hompesch Mounted Rifles foreign, mostly German unit in British service. They served in Egypt amongst other places.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2017 11:11 a.m. PST

Happy you like them boys! (smile)

"No pueden ser mejores!"….


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2017 11:57 a.m. PST

Sure enough, now I know to look under the British heading, there they are. Many thanks.

"Mounted Rifles"? Fascinating. Sounds like a concept from at least 50 years later….almost Boer War in fact..

spontoon02 Sep 2017 1:42 p.m. PST

Those Horse artillery types will do for 1806-1810 Dutch artillery, too!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2017 11:01 p.m. PST



Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2017 12:37 p.m. PST


Hompesch's Hussar command galloping (Egypt 1801)



Hompesch's Hussars galloping, swords shouldered (Egypt 1801)




Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2017 12:58 p.m. PST

I've been somewhat disappointed of late with perry. I bought their 1805-1807 infantry. They are quite new yet lots of flash and pointed stuff on them. And on several of the figures part or all of the cuffs are missing. They simply aren't there. Had this been perry quality from the start they would never have gotten the reputation they have. I don't know if they are mass producing metal figures to much. Or their sculpting process is so bad entire cufs are removed.
It's not a single miss cast either l. I bought 4 packs the same figures in all packs have missing/miss sculpted cufs.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2017 10:34 a.m. PST

Sorry for that….


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 1:31 a.m. PST

Interesting comment from Gunfreak and no harm in suggesting that not everything (OK most I agree) from Perrys is flawless.

The occasional howler does creep in.

We all know how much filing is needed for the rear legs of any horses, where metal flash unites them.

We all know now where to watch out for those infuriating pins. The corner of an ammo pouch seems a classic site. The toes of cavalry figures, the tips of their spurs, anyone's knuckles etc etc. The snag is, how often they only appear as you start painting.

Ney's charging trio is one of their best releases ever, surely. and yet………Levavasseur comes with an awful mould line in the middle of his face, grossly distorting his left facial features. One of the early skirmishing British Light Infantry, the chap reaching back into his ammo pouch, has just the same seam line right through his left cheek. Almost impossible to correct.

von Winterfeldt11 Sep 2017 1:54 a.m. PST

I would write directly to the Perrys and raise those points – they usually respond

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 2:38 a.m. PST

To be honest, they are minor niggles…..the proverbial nit picking to even mention them!

I do just know there is a fair bit of preparation before starting on the metal figures.

The revelation to me has been the quality of the Perry plastics. 71st are done and shown. 52nd are done but not yet photographed (Perry plastic, Perry metal early Light skirmishers and Brigade flank Cos done as Light Infantry). 2/95 and 3/95 almost all assembled after much sawing of plastic. Great moulded detail, which I had not expected frankly.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 3:27 a.m. PST

I don't think it's nit-picking that 2 figures out of 6 are missing their cuffs.
I also find it odd that Perry has so much flash on so new figures when Front rank, has like no flash on even some of their older models.

von Winterfeldt11 Sep 2017 4:07 a.m. PST

just write to the Perrys – let them know.

stephen116211 Sep 2017 8:41 a.m. PST

"missing their cuffs"

Do you mean missing their cuff flaps?


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