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Pete Fry06 Oct 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

… and Fife & Drum – others?

I'm putting together armies for the Wetzel's Mill Black Powder scenario. I have a ton of the Warlord plastics to use for British Line, Hessians and continentals and a few Warlord militia.

I need quite a lot of riflemen to represent the Virginia Rifles as well as cavalry (3rd dragoons, Lees and British Legion).

How do Old Glory 2nd Edition and Old Glory regular edition stack up against the Warlord (Wargames Factory)figures – which are tall for 28mm (closer to 30 – or maybe they just look bigger because of the stands).

Fife & Drum look nice but maybe pricey. Would Perrys be the best way to go (and does anyone know if postage is to the US if you spend #200 or is that just a UK thing)?

Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 9:20 a.m. PST

I'm the wrong person to ask because I mix manufacturers, almost obsessively.
I had a "small" game of Cowpens with 13 manufacturers.
But I rarely mix them in the same unit, except militia.

I'm not familiar with plastic figures, so won't comment.

Fife and Drum are deliberately anatomically correct. Up against other figures they look slim, even though the same height. Old Glory 2nd ed fit together well.

I find that the following are anatomically similar. Same heft, same height. But different posing conventions.
Old Glory 1st ed.
Kings Mountain
Front Rank

Strangely, or maybe not, Foundry are slightly slimmer and shorter than Perry. Battle Honors are similar.

On the tabletop, any differences glaringly visible held in front of the nose vanish.
So, my Hinchliffe fight alongside and just as well.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 9:23 a.m. PST

The "best way to go" are the figures YOU like.
As noted, I have no problems mixing manufacturers. If someone new came out tomorrow, I would buy yet another British regiment, and some Continentals and militia.
Just not plastic.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Oct 2017 9:24 a.m. PST

I do not remember if I have Perry AWI or not, but if I do then I have no qualms. The OG and Warlord figures work fine together for me.

I mix Perry and OG in other ranges (Samurai, Sudan, etc) without a blink, so I cannot imagine the AWI being any different.

Bill N06 Oct 2017 9:47 a.m. PST

I am not sure how well Warlords would mix with Old Glory. I mix Perry metals and plastics, and will mix Kings Mountain with metal Perrys, but I tend to keep Warlord figures on their own bases.

Question: If you like Warlord plastics, why not use their Colonial Militia for your rifles. These figures are based on the old Wargames Factory Colonial Militia and are still three sprues to the box. Each sprue contains one rifleman shooting in a shirt, one rifleman shooting in a coat, and one rifle shooting in a hunting shirt that can be used for a standing or kneeling figure. I think there are also arms with rifles for walking figures in shirts and hunting shirts. The leftovers could be used for musket armed militia in various dress.

cavcrazy06 Oct 2017 10:24 a.m. PST

I mix Perry with Foundry, with Old Glory, and Eureka without any problems. Front Rank are a little more on the hefty side, but I'll use them as well.As for Hinchliffe?
I have them and use them too!
I can't say anything about plastics as I don't have any, but a friend of mine has Indians and he says they are great.

KSmyth06 Oct 2017 10:45 a.m. PST

Second Winston.

Wouldn't mix figures within units, but I have Front Rank, Old Glory, Perry, and Fife and Drum figures in my armies.

I don't have any of the old Peter Gilder Hinchcliffe figures in my army, but I kind of wish I did. They were charming. I do have one small unit of Hessian fusiliers from the Garrison 25mm range.

Haven't tried plastic, mostly because I'm still painting my metals, but not adverse to the idea.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 11:42 a.m. PST

Hey Winston (and all):
This guy's new to the period, and asking for help:

TMP link

How about weighing in?

Sylvain chicago06 Oct 2017 7:54 p.m. PST

I use Foundry, front rank and Perry. All are nice. I keep front rank together in the same unit but I have no problems mixing them. Not everybody is 6 foot tall. So as long as weapons match, not an issue

Alexja07 Oct 2017 3:26 a.m. PST

i have no problem in mixing wargames foundry and perry in the same units as long as weapons match as in life not many of us would be the same height and weight

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2017 9:17 a.m. PST

I have a lot of unpainted Perry AWI riflemen left over from a project if you are interested. PM me

cncbump Inactive Member09 Oct 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

For that era, I find Foundry, Front Rank and Old glory to be compatible. I mix the officers and artillerymen all the time.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 12:11 p.m. PST

Perry, Foundry, Eureka and F&D are my favorites. I only use OG & FR if they are the only ones that have the figure I want. I generally do not like OG as they have odd poses and just generally look weird. FR are as we all know are a little on the hefty side.

I also have some Battle Honor American Dragoons which are not bad but I maybe replacing them with Perry's. I have heard that Dixon is pretty good but I don't have many of them.

I have no problem mixing Perry and Foundry. Although some of my militia has all brands mixed together. I have since started to regulated my militia a little bit by sticking with Perry and/or Foundry figures.

jambo1 Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 9:59 a.m. PST

I use Fife and Drum for my AWI gaming, I have OG and Perry for my 1812 gaming and although on different sides they match up OK.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2017 9:55 a.m. PST

I had purchased some of the Perry riflemen, skirmishing. I was looking for riflemen with round hats. I really like these figs. I used them for my 1st Cont. Rifle Regiment. For the command I used Perry plastic officers with round hat. The riflemen are noticeably bigger and heftier than the plastic officers. I am not going to change them out, but now I know.

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