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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2018 3:27 p.m. PST

Do you remember?…. (smile)

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Amicalement
Armand

britishbulldog04 Feb 2018 4:10 a.m. PST

I remember buying some Hinchcliffe 25mm Polish Voltigeurs in 1976. They were very stocky men and very well fed! compared to todays offerings.
I returned to Napoleonic wargaming last year and now use Perry's and Warlord 28mm figures. In my opinion, and it is my opinion, things have much improved.

Lambert Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 4:46 a.m. PST

I never had the Hinchliffe Polish voltiguers, but many of the old Hinchliffe figures I did have were positively skinny Pavlov grenadiers, Hanoverian militia, marching Highlanders and French voltiguers. Are you sure they weren't Front Rank?

4th Cuirassier04 Feb 2018 5:18 a.m. PST

Hinchliffe British Naps tended to have very bandy legs such that from the side they looked OK but seen from ahead their legs were like sticks placed to either side of a hemispherical pelvis. Very odd.

A number of Hinchliffes had polio. The Prussian cuirassier had one big leg and one withered leg and most of the infantry had a long, boneless tentacle instead of a left arm.

Ostroc04 Feb 2018 10:22 a.m. PST

Whilst I like the front rank figures, you wouldn't want to mess with the Spanish Guerrillas, seeing as they are all large and well fed

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 2:58 p.m. PST

(smile)

Amicalement
Armand

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