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"28mm English Sailors for 1860" Topic

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Robert Burke05 Dec 2017 10:34 a.m. PST

Who makes figures suitble as English sailors for the 1860 period? Would they have worn the sennet hat during that time?

22ndFoot05 Dec 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

Mutineer Miniatures have sailors in their Indian Mutiny range as do Foundry. You won't go far wrong with the Empress Maori Wars range either. That said, you may find that they include Scots, Welsh and Irish sailors in addition to the English sailors that you're looking for although it will be hard to distinguish at that scale.

Robert Burke05 Dec 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

Thanks. That brings up another question. In terms of size, how do Foundry, Mutineer Miniaturs, and Empress Miniatures compare to Perry Brothers?

I used the term "English" instead of "British" since I did not want to offend my Irish cousins. :)

22ndFoot05 Dec 2017 12:50 p.m. PST

Understood. I was just messing with you.

The Foundry figures are much smaller and, for me, really don't work with any of the modern ranges which is a shame because I have quite a few.

The Empress figures are much more on a par with Perry and I'm happy to put them on the table together although, as a matter of personal preference, I tend not to mix manufacturers in the same unit. Not saying you can't, just that I don't do it especially f there is difference in the size of what is supposed to be the same weapon.

I don't have any Mutineer.

You might also look at the Brigade range of Napoleonic sailors and the Perry Sudan range both of which will include usable figures although they bracket your period. Also worth a look are the Copplestone Darkest Africa sailors which are very nice but have a slightly different style to the others mentioned.

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

Mutineer Miniatures are slightly bigger and chunkier than the Empress/Iron Duke ones.

Robert Burke05 Dec 2017 3:56 p.m. PST

Actually, the Copplestone figures look nice. How do they compare in size to the Perry Brothers' figures?

22ndFoot06 Dec 2017 5:54 a.m. PST

Copplestone are not far off – I don't have any to hand but they are, possibly, a bit heftier.

There is a comparison with pictures here of colonial figures from different ranges:

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