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benglish31 Oct 2017 8:27 a.m. PST

Kind of an odd request. Trying to find a suitable line of figures for survivors of the 1845 Franklin Expedition -- the poor guys trapped in the ice while searching for the Northwest Passage.

I'm thinking the look would be something similar to the retreat from Kabul in the First Afghan War or even the retreat from Moscow. Bundled up figures with tattered clothes, blankets, overcoats, hats, muskets.

Looking for 15 or 28mm options. Assuming that there's probably not much out there that works, but wanted to throw the question out there.

The idea is for a horror gaming scenario based on THE TERROR by Dan Simmons.

Bonus points for suitable Inuit figures.

Thanks all.

22ndFoot31 Oct 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

Copplestone now through North Star, I think do Inuit armed with bows and spears in 28mm. Can't help you with the ship's company unless you could bundle up some Empress New Zealand wars matelots with green stuff or you could possibly use some of the Foundry mountain men.

Phil DAmato31 Oct 2017 8:56 a.m. PST

Pulp Figures has a few options. I have used Northland Adventurers PYP02, Mad Trappers of Rat River PYP06 and Tree-Line Tough Guys PYP07.

I have also seen a few figures that look like Macready and Childs from the John Carpenter movie "The Thing" but I can't remember who made them.

All figures mentioned are 28mm


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2017 9:07 a.m. PST

Mick Yarrow makes 15mm Inuits.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

Perry has your "Retreat from Moscow" figs: link

Murawski also has "Retreat for Moscow": link

altfritz02 Nov 2017 6:19 a.m. PST

Survivors? This is news! :-)

benglish02 Nov 2017 11:14 a.m. PST

Lol altfritz! I meant temporary survivors trying to walk south from the trapped ship.

Got a laugh out of your post at my own expense!

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 4:13 p.m. PST

Check out the Foundry Mountain Men. They are wearing blankets and furs. Eureka USA has Innuits: link

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 5:42 p.m. PST

Some Alamo defenders might be appropriate as well.

Tango0108 May 2021 10:05 p.m. PST

Well… this is a kind of survivor…

For the First Time, Archaeologists Identify Sailor From Doomed 1845 Franklin Expedition



marco56 Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2021 9:20 a.m. PST


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