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bruntonboy03 Jan 2018 4:26 a.m. PST

I have a surplus of Galloping Major's great 28mm figures- specifically Rangers. I am tempted to paint the ones wearing jockey caps as British light infantry- they look a reasonable enough match to me but would like anyone else's opinions if they are familiar with the figures. This is just in case I am missing something obviously wrong…..

Of course I could simply add another Ranger company to my forces but I have never used all my existing Rangers in any one game so it would seem a rather pointless effort.

historygamer03 Jan 2018 5:32 a.m. PST

What is your concern? Is it that you think the ranger figure may not really look like a British Light infantryman?

bruntonboy03 Jan 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

Yeh I guess that's my concern…they may look just like Rangers despite their red coats. I will probably use them as LI, was just interested if anyone had any thoughts either

historygamer03 Jan 2018 6:46 a.m. PST

Can you post a link to the figure?

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 8:58 a.m. PST

They are close enough in dress that you can use them if you like.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 9:22 a.m. PST

I assume it is these:


scroll half way down and look for FIW RAN 1

My guess would be the leggings would be different than the Light Infantry.

bruntonboy03 Jan 2018 11:49 a.m. PST

Yep that's the ones- I can't really photo my own figures as with being black undercoat already they don't show any details in pictures.

historygamer03 Jan 2018 12:00 p.m. PST

Much of the British army went into wool leggings in 1759 (see Knox's Journal and Bouquet papers) so they would be okay in wool leggings.

bruntonboy03 Jan 2018 1:25 p.m. PST

Think I'll go for it. Cheers guys.

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