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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

And Calpe vs Victrix and Warlord?

I think they are too big for Perry myself, but I'd like to see them along side one another.

If I was buying whole units they are fine, but I need a few voltigeur cornestist in great coats and for light infantry I can't have all the musicians be giants.

It's been irritating given the spate of Napoleonic Skirmish rules that I can't get a voltiger cornetist in a greatcoat. That oughta be a standard thing.

dragon602 Apr 2018 10:44 a.m. PST

Why does he have to wear a greatcoat?

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 12:18 p.m. PST

For 1812 campaign game – the entire commpany is in greatcots.

wrgmr102 Apr 2018 1:57 p.m. PST

Flashman All of these except the Front Rank French Line Lancers and Foundry Line were painted by me.
AS you can tell my painting got better over time.
First OG, Sash and Sabre, next Elite, Foundry then Calpe were the latest. 3.0 readers really help!

Left to right Elite, Calpe, Foundry Young Guard

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Left to Right Elite, Warlord, Calpe

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Left to right, Calpe, Elite, Foundry French painted as Westphalians.

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Left to right, Foundry, OG, Sash and Sabre

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Left to right, Calpe Landwehr, Line, then Foundry YOung Guard and line

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Left to right, Foundry, Foundry, OG Sash and Sabre

Cavalry; Left to right, Front Rank, Calpe, Foundry and Elite

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Reverse, Elite, Foundry, Calpe, Front Rank.

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Calpe and Warlord are ok together although the Landwehr caps are quite different in size. Elite are large and very different sculpts. Front Rank, same size as Calpe, but chunkier.

Foundry, OG and Sash & Sabre are quite a bit smaller. Perry are pretty much the same size as Foundry, no wonder there.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2018 2:15 a.m. PST

Tremendously helpful – thank you!

I Drink Your Milkshake03 Apr 2018 6:34 a.m. PST

Very helpful, also firms my opinion that Calpe are the finest.

wrgmr103 Apr 2018 7:36 a.m. PST

You are most welcome.
This photo didn't load, last one before cavalry.

Front Rank Young Guard, Foundry Line, OG, Sash and Sabre

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My Mistake, the French Young Guard in previous photos are Front Rank not Foundry. The Front Rank Figures match Calpe very well is size.

All the Foundry Napoleonic's were Perry sculpts, and are small in size just like their own figures.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2018 9:52 a.m. PST

Jeez, Front Rank are massive in the side by side. I'm already mixing them in, but in seperate units.

wrgmr103 Apr 2018 10:56 a.m. PST

Yes especially the earlier sculpts. The reinforcement packs are smaller.
Still love them!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2018 11:02 a.m. PST

FR……Bless them. Great sculpting and casting quality. Superb detail, with almost no prep needed.

But the anatomy. The Young Guard, above, have thicker arms than legs; they have the build of gorillas, with huge shoulders, hands that hang down to their knees and stubby Hobbit legs.

But they have been painted up beautifully and the new Reinforcement sets are far better.

wrgmr103 Apr 2018 3:00 p.m. PST

Thanks deadhead! The photography makes them large as well.

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