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tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Apr 2018 4:30 p.m. PST

Did these ever resurface? I heard rumors, but have yet to see them available?

Winston Smith04 Apr 2018 5:11 p.m. PST

The most credible rumor I've seen is that the molds were acquired by a deranged gamer who only wants to be able to make the figures for himself and his club.
"They're mine! All mine!" He cackles into the night.

The other rumor is that the current owner wants to sell the molds and rights, but for no less than $25 USD million.

A few years ago, I would have been happy to buy some Pathans and Bombay Sappers. But I moved on. If I see them in a flea market, I might get them just for nostalgia sake.
Had they stayed available, it would have been nice. Now, nobody makes "true 25mm" figures anymore, the listings have only one pose and compared to current figures, the sculpting isn't up to current standards.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2018 5:59 a.m. PST

Rumors have been floating around for years, but nothing of substance has appeared.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Apr 2018 9:21 a.m. PST

Dear "Winston,"

Not quite true about "True 25mm" figures.

TVAG still produces Chris Ferree's sculpts originally sold by Richard Houston.

The "Viva Juarez" range of figures for the French Intervention in Mexico (widely expanded) will be offered again in May, and the Tibetans for the 1904 Campaign will be offered before then.

The rest of the several 25mm Colonial ranges will all be back later this year, as well as the Aleuts, Russki's, and Tlingkits (Oh My!) for the rules "Knights of the Pacific Northwest."

So if not available today, True 25's for several Colonial subjects will be soon enough indeed.

All of which only plays up the madness of the outstanding Frontier ranges not being offered to the hobby at large that wants to be able to augment their collections of 25mm figures begun twenty and more years ago.

TVAG

Winston Smith05 Apr 2018 9:55 a.m. PST

90%+ of our group's colonial figures are "true 25mm", from Back in the Day.
Real Partha, Frontier and so on.

I did leave out of my consideration RAFM Soldiers of the Queen, still available and eminently compatible.
But my point was that it's a separate "scale" from what is being produced today.
Perry and Empress figures are lovely but don't really belong on the table with Ral Partha. Frontier did. So until I got over it, it was very annoying to not be able to supplement my existing armies. Whoever had or had the molds and rights could have made a couple hundred bucks off me. But since for whatever irritating reason, they sat on the molds, they didn't. And I'm not the only one.

rmaker05 Apr 2018 10:26 a.m. PST

You can also still get 25mm Scruby's from Historifigs.

4DJones06 Apr 2018 12:16 a.m. PST

There's a small range of 'true 25s' at Tradition of London.

wmyers06 Apr 2018 1:12 p.m. PST

Old Glory Miniatures are in 25mm.

Henry Martini06 Apr 2018 1:21 p.m. PST

I have hundreds of Old Glory 28mm figures, and some true 25mm. True 25mm are 25mm tall as you'd measure a human: to the top of the head. Old Glory are 28mm tall, so they're not compatible.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2018 1:28 p.m. PST

I second the Old Glory are not compatible with true 25mm like Ral Partha.

I would have loved it if they were.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2018 12:10 p.m. PST

True 25mm minis are still available from these sellers:
mondayknight.com They say their figures are 28mm, but they are not.
tin-soldier.com Colonial figures in both 25 and 28mm
link The old Minifig colonial line

Corporal Fagen10 Apr 2018 7:36 a.m. PST

Ral Partha is still available as well

coolyork06 Aug 2018 5:54 p.m. PST

I have a bunch of Frontier Boxer Rebellion Chinese and US and Europeans in 25mm that I was going to sell ! Most pained in basic colors . I was going to detail them unit by unit and then sell but If someone wanted them all as is I would sell them .

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2018 7:19 a.m. PST

I have a bunch of Frontier Mexican American War (100's, actually) I'd be willing to part with. PM me if interested.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2018 8:04 a.m. PST

Unpainted.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2018 5:07 p.m. PST

I have a few regiments of 1870 Prussian infantry that are Frontier. I avoid using them because the sculpts are crude by any measure. Size wise they are not that different from my Old Glory Prussians. But I would avoid using them on the same base.

Double G Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Sep 2018 2:58 p.m. PST

I've been searching high and low for their Franco Prussian War figures, so far zero luck, I collect 20mm, would love to have some to fill out my collection.

I've got mostly B & B, but also have Minifigs S range and also many of the new figures for the 1859 Solferino project (thanks Massimo)………………

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