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traveller29 Nov 2017 2:59 p.m. PST

So I ordered some 15mm Capitan Spanish Hussars today. They have pictures of them, but the paint jobs aren't the best, so it is hard to tell how the good the figures are. The poses are animated, which are really like, so I went for it. I only ordered twelve, so it won't bankrupt me. Just thought I'd get some feedback from fellow wargamers on how they rate Capitan as apposed to AB or Blue Moon.

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2017 4:20 p.m. PST

I have found that Blue Moon don't quite stack up to AB. They are too short and thin. BM equiptment is good and their horses are good. Campaign Game Miniatures(CGM)match very well to AB and I have a lot of both.
I don't have any experience with Capitan, though, but I am curious.

Redcurrant29 Nov 2017 5:11 p.m. PST

Capitan miniatures vary in size and quality, even in the same pack.

As a seperate unit they are ok. However I would not mix them with AB, Blue Moon, Campaign Games Miniatures, or indeed Xan (who was the designer of the Capitan range).

Skeets Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2017 6:05 p.m. PST

The only problem I had with Capitan Miniatures is the weak ankles of their horses. After breakage after painting them I had to replace all the horses to be safe as two broke off at the hooves.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Nov 2017 6:37 p.m. PST

For those of you in the US I'll be putting my stock on clearance soon. Meanwhile here is my $0.03 USD on the matter:

link

Outlaw Tor29 Nov 2017 10:32 p.m. PST

EC,

I didn't see Capitan or Blue Moon specifically listed there.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Nov 2017 8:10 a.m. PST

Capitan started out as Fantassin, then became Warmodelling, then Capitan and now are called Battle Models. All the same figs.

Yeah, updating that site is a huge project. I need to add Blue Moon, Campaign Game Minis, BattleLine and many more….

*sigh*

Personal logo Ooh Rah Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2017 10:05 a.m. PST

Did the molds change during the transition from Fantassin to Battle Models? I think there is a post about it somewhere on TMP.

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