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Three Armies03 Sep 2017 6:39 a.m. PST

Some of the latest pictures of our Spanish range.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 8:20 a.m. PST

Cannot access unless signed up to this Facebook thing….

Ok, it is a generational issue, but there are those of my age who did and then got out. The weirdest folk insisted they were my friend……

Cannot see your images and truly do want to

Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 8:27 a.m. PST

I am with you, Deadhead! At 81, am very "stand-offish" about the internet.

Yesterday Three Armies linked us to what looked like a Russian site, when it showed marvelous French in full dress with bicorns, and with shakos, firing, otherwise standing at carry, attention, and the like. No Voltigeurs, but grenadiers in marvelous bearksins.

Does anyone known where these troops are made?



basileus6603 Sep 2017 12:20 p.m. PST

I am guessing they are 28mm, right?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 12:51 p.m. PST

Are we still talking about Three Armies Spanish or the Russian site French which seems very hard to access? The former will be 28mm.

Three Armies…… you need to create better access to your images and post a few here. Happy to help with the latter.

What you have created so far deserves to do well

Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 2:10 p.m. PST

It appears that I am talking about a Russian site with these 28mm French figures of 1804-07. The tiny figure at the lower left of each picture suggests 28 mm from ground to top of bare head. How would that match to Perries, Victrix, and the like.

I can't figure out what they cost.

Notice also the single mounted figure, perhaps from the Louis IV era. Great horse!


Edwulf03 Sep 2017 3:48 p.m. PST

The picture on Facebook is the same as the background pic at the top. and you can see them in the shop.

Three Armies03 Sep 2017 4:41 p.m. PST

Thanks Edwulf I was going to just post a link to my site yes the images are the same as on the Battalion packs for Spanish. I'm an old dinosaur too and I've not yet worked out how to share images on here either, so for now I will soldier on with Facebook.

Guard de Paris,

The stuff from Russia (Avan post miniatures) was a snub at those that think that the Perrys are gods. This stuff is 28mm but in resin, and just insane detail animation and scale. Trouble is at about £3.00 GBP per figure the price is also insane as is trying to purchase them. I managed to buy 11 figures for £35.00 GBP, but in fairness if you saw these your jaw would drop.

Three Armies03 Sep 2017 4:43 p.m. PST

And PS if you wanted to get the figures from Russia you would HAVE to overcome your phobia of Facebook as that would be the only way!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 1:03 a.m. PST

Now how spectacular are these? It is always better to have some image on your posting, if at all possible, to attract folk to then follow a link to your main gallery;

If you look carefully the figures on the right are different in images 1 and 3. I had thought they were duplicates at first.




Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 3:41 a.m. PST

Thank you Three Armies. Sorry to hear such a price. Facebook is less a challenge!


PS: Your Spaniards are really great. All of mine are conversions of 1960 era Willies, and Stadden Russians, Bavarians, Austrians and Prussians! Such was our desperation "back in the day" for figures not yet made in good anatomy.

Three Armies04 Sep 2017 4:05 a.m. PST

GdeP yes I too grew up on a diet of Airfix, if you couldn't make it from the 6 napoleonic boxes available you chopped stuff around, and that my friend is how most of today's designers like me and the Perrys were born! Metal figures willies stadden Minifigs and Hinchcliff were way out of my price range as a lad.

Like I said the Russian stuff is pricey, tbh I got some just to look at as I wanted a size comparison, and curiously they are human anatomy and size perfect with mine. I have added the owner on the book of faces and trying to purchase was a bit like pulling teeth. But I cannot emphasis enough how stunning those models are. But really I'm not about to do some one else's marketing! I have enough trouble trying to do my own!

Deadhead. Thank you very much for your help, you now have my e-mail address, and I DO reward assistance unlike others, just let me know.

Three Armies04 Sep 2017 4:08 a.m. PST

btw the painter was Francesco Thau, absolutely stunning artwork that deserves all the pewter the gods can send him, lol

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

There is the occasional painter who needs almost no introduction. FT and Rafa Archiduque both fit into that category. The style of each and the quality of work is just stunning, inspiring and unattainable for most of us alas. But we can learn and dream.

What a fair-haired bunch of Spaniards these are, however. Francesco T is thinking of Cisalpine Italy maybe, not Esapana? (only kidding!)

Again to praise; the highlights on the backpacks, the various shades of white, the facial tones, the drum.

None of us must be dispirited, but just compelled to try even harder.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

If your French and Prussians hold the same quality as these Spanish, expect and order soon (ps still hoping for 1805 French légère)

Three Armies13 Sep 2017 1:39 p.m. PST

Gunfreak, If you send me a mail on the web site with a postal address ( yes even in the USA ) I'd be happy to send some samples. Leger for 1802-6 are currently on my workbench and will see moulds at the end of the month, but only marching poses for now. The 1806 Prussian fusiliers are now on the site, no pictures yet though. I have some firing line figures for the Prussians being moulded next week and I'm about to release the British and Austrians too.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2017 1:02 a.m. PST

Sent you a PM!

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

I would go for Legere too, I think. Your stuff looks compatible with Elite Miniatures size wise and although I am committed to their line everything else is still up for grabs.

Three Armies14 Sep 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

Sorry I dont have any elite figures to compare to, really not my cup of tea. Size wise mine are closer to Perry and all the plastics out there than anything chunky monkey stuff like Front Rank etc, (nice though they are). But that's just opinion. Gamers have to call in figures from different manufacturers, that's just the way it is there is not, and can never be a 'one stop shop' because even if a range is covered it can be done in a different pose etc.

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