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Poi00030 Dec 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

I've found Front Rank (who do an officer, trumpeter but just one trooper)
Anyone else out there making them in 28mm?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2017 10:18 a.m. PST

I showed a few of them quite sometime ago, escorting the Tsar in a Westfalia coach.

I think they are amongst the better proportioned of what should be an incredible range, to judge by the quality of the casting.


On the Front rank homepage, go one further down and you will see a Don Cossack trooper subtly different and with alternative arms. I suspect just a paint conversion to upgrade him.

Even then, just in the Guard Cossacks, I think they do have a slightly altered version. One of my chaps has his Headgear tilted further off his forehead and he was a Guard Cossack just the same.

I could not find any others but wish I had used better horses.

cavcrazy30 Dec 2017 11:41 a.m. PST


Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 5:01 a.m. PST

Mine are Minifigs.

Poi00003 Jan 2018 3:26 a.m. PST

I can't see Guard Cossacks on Hinchliffe or Minifigs (plenty of non-Guard ones though).
Front Rank also do some nice non-uniform Cossacks.

Tyler32606 Jan 2018 10:06 a.m. PST

Front Rank has many Cossacks available. Guard, St. Pete, Ukranian,Don , and the irregular( which has many versions in that group).Got them all.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2018 2:50 p.m. PST

Exactly……….. and little conversion needed for some to become Guard Cossacks. As with all Front Rank castings, the quality is superb, the anatomy is …well, better than most of their cavalry range.

The horses are just awful in the FR range. The heavy cavalry horses look like small ponies, the light cavalry ones are like the Exmoor equine inhabitants, they are miniscule. See my images at the top. Those horses are slightly taller than a very large dog……..seriously

FR could be incredible and way better than Perrys (and that is saying something). They are not. I will sand and clip and file and curse my Perry figures. When they come with ejection pins, flash from the moulds, seam marks and so many errors that FR do not have…..but infinitely better (human shaped) figures result, if I work at it.

Recommend the Summerfield book for research on this unit, to get them right.

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