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Artilleryman08 Nov 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

I became aware recently that a Russian company has started producing 28mm hard plastic Napoleonic figures. They are supposed to be very good but I have not been able to discover their name. I think it begins with 'a'. Anyone more informed on this matter?

anchar197708 Nov 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

I know only 3 russian companies, who produce 28 mm Napoleonic figures: Avanpost (, Commissar miniatures ( and Mikhail Presnoukhine's miniatures (

Artilleryman08 Nov 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

Avanpost, that was it. Many thanks Raphael. They look quite good.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 12:31 p.m. PST

funny your links don't appear as links.

JimDuncanUK08 Nov 2017 12:43 p.m. PST
Footslogger08 Nov 2017 12:58 p.m. PST

Google translate gives:

"Avanpost" – a collective engaged in the production of a historical miniature in the scale of "28 mm" from resin and tin.

We hope that our miniatures will be liked by fans of desktop battles and collectors.

Navy Fower Wun Seven Inactive Member08 Nov 2017 1:12 p.m. PST

The review I saw said, I think, that they are resin.

Markconz08 Nov 2017 4:57 p.m. PST

Metal or perhaps resin, was my impression too.

Three Armies08 Nov 2017 5:25 p.m. PST

I have them they are resin or a few in metal. They may look plastic but plastic prices there most certainly are not. On the plus side detail wise they are by a country mile THE best 28mm figures you will ever see. Knock spots off the Perrys. Only problem I can see is the brittle resin and the wooden nature of the poses.

altfritz08 Nov 2017 7:17 p.m. PST

Square brackets work.

jedburgh08 Nov 2017 7:18 p.m. PST

You can buy them from Studio Siberia and they are in metal as has been said the poses are static but the detail and casting is superb


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 8:40 a.m. PST

They look quite incredible and I do wonder why we have never heard of them.

Are they too fragile for the dice throwing fraternity?

For the sad folk whose figures just fill their shelves and then the attic…these are really nice

Three Armies09 Nov 2017 10:34 a.m. PST

We havn't heard of them becuase they only started in the summer this year.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 3:57 a.m. PST

I have been tempted to try and order then. But price, material and the stuff poses make me hesitant.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 1:11 p.m. PST

I have this terror of trading beyond certain boundaries…anything that involves exchange of my credit card details.

I have been contacted by a chap from Central Africa who has a Russian version of 1970 "Waterloo" that is over 4 hours long. He will put it on a DVD if I contribute to a crowdfunding exercise and he will then allow me to copy as many times as I want to fund my retirement.

All he needs is access to my bank account details. Sounds reasonable to me

Lambert Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 1:54 p.m. PST

Absolutely, sounds perfectly OK. Can he provide mounted horse artillery on the same basis?

Littlearmies15 Nov 2017 5:33 a.m. PST

The Avanpost figures look lovely from the photos and indeed look better than Perry – and let's face it, it isn't hard to better the Perry casting quality in many instances. But are they that much better than Calpe or the Front Rank re-inforcement figures?

Musketier Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2017 8:26 a.m. PST

Heaven knows that I've been critical of Perry casting quality, and with reason. However, look at the Avanposte French Guard grenadier: that's five separate pieces, for a completely static pose! Which would explain both the level of detail and the price, as well as the limited suitability for wargaming. We're comparing apples and pears here…

Three Armies19 Nov 2017 8:53 a.m. PST

Misketier has it spot on correct.

Amelung Inactive Member19 Nov 2017 3:21 p.m. PST

Oh, now i have seen here will be also dicussed the avanpost minis. I have started some days ago an 'experience thread' for those Avanpost Miniatures but you surely recognized it. Finally i must say Avanpost looking nearly like very small Metal Modeles (54mm, most are also napoleonic) sculpted by Bruno Leibovitz.

pbishop1220 Nov 2017 10:36 p.m. PST

Frankly I quite like these. I didn't see an English translation on the website. Did I miss something here..

Amelung Inactive Member21 Nov 2017 4:12 a.m. PST

@pbishop, Avantpost's blog is only in russian, but on facebook they (especially Oleg) write in english:


18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2017 5:58 p.m. PST

I have the French in bicorne figures (resin) from Avantpost and they are everything that has been said here. The detail is the best I've seen so I picked up 40 figures to start with as I like big battalions.
I was able to pay with PayPal so that made the exchange very easy and it didn't take that long for the package to arrive in the Atlanta area.
Yes, they are expensive even if they are resin but the detail is well worth it.

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