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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 9:17 p.m. PST




From here


ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 3:35 a.m. PST

In 28mm those are stunning!

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 8:52 a.m. PST

Where can you buy them??

Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 9:04 a.m. PST

These are wonderful-looking figures! Both appear to be fusiliers, but I do not recall ever seeing an illustration of a French soldier carry his musket on the left side, held in the palm of his hand, and up along his left arm to above the shoulder.

Sergeants are illustrated with short sword and bayonet on a separate cross-belt, and holding the musket on his right side, held at the narrow part of the butt stock around the lock mechanism, even marching this way while the fusiliers carried their muskets in the crook of the left arm, often with both arms crossed.

Can someone tell me more?

Are these great figures made with the shako that came in after 1807?


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 10:33 a.m. PST

Happy you like them my friends!. (smile)

More info…




Hope it help you…


Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

Wonderful figures! Does anyone on this page own them at the moment?

What would a battalion of 36 French in shakos cost?


Amelung Inactive Member20 Jan 2018 4:28 p.m. PST

Hello, i tried the Resin miniatures, now they have also first 30YW figures. Looking all very great. Maxim Voronin the sculptor is momentary one of the better ones. He also makes larger 'soldiers', like 75mm, par example for First Legion the French infantrists of the Revolutionary War. Seldom seen finer scultps. So for me also the 28mm are for historical minis momentary my favourites.

They offer no 'batallions', you need to order like: 36 french fusiliers order number 11.013 (or simple 36 x 11.013) for russians instead '11' its '12' best is to view on facebook.
The contact is Oleg Derbasov, he makes the 'equipment' models, also cannons. Oleg also informed me, 'soon' they will have a website, not only facebook-page (or the russian VK-board)

Best regards

Artilleryman21 Jan 2018 4:10 a.m. PST

Garde, the position shown was in the drill book (portez vos armes)but the crook of the arm (l'arme au bras) , was more common. This pose and the one you describe for a sergeant (l'arme comme sergent), are available in the range.

de Ligne Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jan 2018 5:30 a.m. PST

Resin foot are 1.70 euros each


Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2018 9:20 a.m. PST

Hello, de Ligne: I am not familiar with "resin" as a medium for 28mm figures, but 1.70 Euros are a little over $2.00 USD US. That's what we pay here in the USA for good 28mm metal figures.

Wonderful figures, and the price looks good. Resin may be less expensive to send in the mail.

Hello, Artilleryman: It looks like we can assemble a French "battalion" of 36 figures with a fusilier Sergeant firing at each end of the first rank, a full rank of private men firing in the second rank, and a third rank with fusiliers with muskets raised straight up, or at the carry with sergeant; eagle officer; drummer and sergeant in the center of the 3rd rank.

I do not see grenadiers in bearskins firing, nor voltigeurs. These would be helpful to make a complete battalion firing.

There is a sapeur to put in the 3rd rank of grenadiers.

I like to put 6 "cadre" figures in 36-man French unit, and eagle bearer; drummer; and 4 sergeant/corporals would suffice. The Sapeur would be for color, especially when we have information of a specific regiment. I paint only for the Peninsular War, so must research what I have NOT completed.


Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

They are extraordinary. The quality of the animation matches that of the best Airfix 1/32, which were twice the height. I have to have some.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2018 2:17 p.m. PST

Glad you like them my friend!.


Amelung Inactive Member24 Jan 2018 3:59 a.m. PST

@Garde de Paris, Grenadiers, also Voltigeurs (and sure also more coming Russians) will be in firing position. Maxim, the sculptor is busy enough momentary, let him a bit time to get those (i must say) best results. And don't forget, marching/charging will also come. Because Oleg and Maxim have some 'private' interest in russians, probably russian artillery will be some of the very next napoleonics. Anyway, both are reenacters of the French 33rd fusileers, so it was not curious they started with french fusileers.^^

Best regards

Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 7:41 a.m. PST

Thanks, Amelung!

I am 81, and planned to stop painting. I am too busy working to help American manufacturers benefit from the new pro-business attitude in the US, and work from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM to get appointments for a consulting company. I usually spend 2-4 hours on Saturday and Sunday as well.

Fathers' Day and August birthday look like good reasons to ask for the fusiliers!

If I can paint them to do justice to the fine sculpts, they may be permanent home display my wife loves for some of my figures.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 9:00 a.m. PST

Only 81, you are but a novice to this art…….

Keep planning to stop, but do not do so.

There is one greater than all of us who will decide when you should pack up….and that is when the defibrillator is not doing any good!

patrick76624 Jan 2018 9:08 a.m. PST

Best looking 28mm I have ever seen…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 10:32 a.m. PST

Glad you like them too my friend!.


Amelung Inactive Member25 Jan 2018 1:39 a.m. PST

Normally i also like more the 'heavier' metal models but the details here in resin are so fine, so at least for those figures i will stay on resin. Also its not clear wheather all figs will be casted in metal. For the 30YW probably not.
But sure for napoleonic collectors not so important.

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