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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 3:05 p.m. PST

How does Tango do it?

I wanted to post this, but I did ask the creator if this was OK, in an e mail this morning. Not had a reply yet, so I was wanting to hang on, to check OK.

My plan had been to post to New Products rather than Discussion (but we all know how things get missed there)

Well I have long admired the early releases of 28mm French and Prussians in the Three Armies range and, when I make some impression on the lead mountain, they are on the legendary "bucket list". Even more so with the plans to issue those long promised Line British. Sneak preview of a Kickstarter project and some pictures off the site
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Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 4:33 p.m. PST

Don't believe he asks permission from anyone. Also, stuff gets lost in the sheer amount of chaff he posts.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 5:18 p.m. PST

lol no one needs to ask permission to share my stuff, I'm more than happy. Sorry for the delay in reply Deadhead, i've just been too busy with real life getting in the way of toy soldiers as it usually does :(

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2018 8:16 a.m. PST

Pfft…."real life"…..you're livin' in a fantasy mate….(:o)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2018 10:42 a.m. PST

Bless him, without Tango where would we be? (Grin)

I do not consider a period of less than 24 hours a delay in reply……..not by the standards of my professional colleagues.

This British range is superb. Different and imaginative posing and of human proportions.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

Yes indeed 'deadhead', they look like superb sculpts with lots of character. I pledged for three battalions.

I wish Three Armies much success!

Lambert Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2018 2:54 p.m. PST

Agreed, these look great. I've placed an order. Hope there are many more standing and marching figures to come.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2018 5:20 p.m. PST

Thanks for the support chaps, yes lots more figures to come and it does look like Kickstarter is the way forward regarding the moulding. I hope to have some of the 'tests' painted by next week. The next Kickstarter will be for 1806 Prussian artillery cavalry and infantry etc. So this British one was an experiment. Looks good so fat nearly 200% funded! I cant believe I've been struggling with the moulding and finance all this time, I feel like I'm and old git who's been living under a rock. lol

Trajanus04 Feb 2018 3:33 a.m. PST

Very nice figures, lot character in their faces.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 10:15 a.m. PST

I would also stress that the figures in overcoats and "shako" covers would be great for that odd conflict in the North American Continent 1812-1815…….must have seemed like a good idea at the time I guess.

Plus the Peninsula of course and very imaginative

The real shame is that the overcoats were all returned to stores well before June 1815, to lighten the soldiers' burden. After all, it is hardly likely to rain in June in Belgium……….unless it does of course.

I am glad to see the cap here, with all the ornaments. It is like cavalry with pennants and eagles. We all know it is wrong, but it just looks so good……….and it is far easier to cover the shako with Greenstuff than do the reverse!

spontoon04 Feb 2018 11:29 a.m. PST

Nice poses!

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 3:55 a.m. PST

yes Deadhead I'm well aware that greatcoats were 'in stores' for 100 days what were they thinking? lol. But I built those with future of Peninsular range in mind, after all I do also have spanish. ;)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 4:33 a.m. PST

Oh these "foul weather" figures are so unusual, I would happily use them in 1815. If we can hand out eagles to every unit, whether Hussars or Marines and pennants for every British cavalry regt, let's stretch things a bit and give them what they really could have done with!

Plus, as you say, for campaigns in Peninsula, 1812, Low Countries etc, these are great

Lord Hill05 Feb 2018 11:05 a.m. PST

I am glad to see the cap here, with all the ornaments. It is like cavalry with pennants and eagles. We all know it is wrong, but it just looks so good

Eh? Could you elaborate, Deadhead?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 12:20 p.m. PST

Purely that on a battlefield the cap was covered, as for the foul weather chaps in overcoats. But we want to see them in their finery and it is easier to add a cover, if wanted, than the reverse.

I was comparing that to so many things we show that are "wrong", but just look great. French Hussars carrying eagles into battle, Household Life Guards with pennants, trumpeters of every nation riding greys………..

I just love these and hope to show some painted figures shortly. Not my work I stress…must finish those Gardes d'Honneur first

Lord Hill05 Feb 2018 3:30 p.m. PST

on a battlefield the cap was covered

Can we sure about that? I would have thought the whole point of having different coloured plumes for light company etc, would have been so that they could easily be identified in the smoke and chaos of battle.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 6:13 p.m. PST

yes Lord Hill I would have made you correct on that one, and yes to paint the light co plume and grenadier plume would be more fun. And Deadhead technically most hussars even French would not have a pelise 'slung' but every wargaems unit of them does lol, there are so many of those types of things you can pick out, Ffor me I can only put it out there, it either sells or doesn't. "Publish and be dammed", to quote a certain duke lol

Lord Hill06 Feb 2018 1:00 a.m. PST

Forgive my ignorance but how do I buy some of the standing around figs? They're just what I've been hoping for!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 1:00 a.m. PST

The hussar pelisse is a very good example indeed. Just how we all want to show them……..however "wrong".

These will sell, they deserve to and the "exposed" cap was exactly the right decision.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 6:02 a.m. PST

Lord hill currently you cant buy online or in a true shopping sense until the Kickstarter ends. the idea is you 'back' the kickstarter and the 'rewards' are sent to you and other backers before they hit the open market. Otherwise i plan to have them on the web site as soon as I've sent the pledges which WILL be by the End of March https://www.threearmies.co.uk

Lord Hill06 Feb 2018 12:21 p.m. PST

Good news, thanks. I'll look forward to getting some.

On the topic of "wrong" mainstream, we could probably make a long list. In the British infantry about half of the 100 regiments had square plates on their crossbelts, and the other half were oval. Perry plastic 28mm are depicted in the square plate, and Victrix in the oval. I wonder how many hundreds of carefully painted 28mm regiments are therefore "wrong"?

I try not to lose too much sleep over it.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 12:50 p.m. PST

The crossbelt plate is indeed a good one. Add to charging hussars with a slung pelisse, eagles and/or pennants.
The worst is the rumour that all British Infantry were wearing the "Belgic Shako" by 1815.

Forget everything you thought you knew about the stovepipe and the Rifles, The Light Infantry and the 28th of Foot……?

That I would lose sleep over…..actually no, the thought is….well, unthinkable.

I am sure everyone has seen the earlier releases in this range, but let me at least mention the French similarly posed, at rest or marching. Notice the quality of the painting too!

https://www.threearmies.co.uk

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 8:21 a.m. PST

Thanks deadhead the project is now 200% funded, so def going ahead and people will get their pldge rewards in March. what they do with them and how they paint them is fine with me. lol

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 9:53 a.m. PST

Got mine pledged now…..looks like you will be busy!

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 12:41 p.m. PST

Busy is good. Like I said on my update the extra pledges means I can now build multiple moulds which of course will speed up production, so it makes it even easier to meet the end March delivery target

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