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KoppiBlogger08 Apr 2018 3:04 a.m. PST

They are coming!!!!
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more to see in my BLOG.

Alan M08 Apr 2018 4:43 a.m. PST

Oh yes.

Roderick Robertson Fezian08 Apr 2018 9:00 a.m. PST

Hmm, Fredrickson is Good, Ducos is Bad, and Hakeswell is just batty.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2018 11:32 a.m. PST

Now these are a surprise…

and a very nice one too.

Brigade games Miniatures Chosen Men are superb and immediately recognisable as characters from the TV series. My only reservation is about Sharpe himself, who I think is far too small and puny, for a Sean Bean character, but that may be to avoid copyright issues…….

These two look like great sculpts and castings……

Very imaginative!

Please let me add the one missed out (notice Light Infantry sash also);

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Let me also congratulate you on only posting on the New Products Forum. That shows integrity. It is what should be done, but rarely is. It will not be noticed until He Who Must not be Named posts it onto Discussion.

Schogun09 Apr 2018 4:59 a.m. PST

Are they bigger than the Sharpe group…who are undersized?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

You make an interesting point. I thought the same when mine arrived, but was not too bothered, as I was putting them with the same makers' 95th on a series of round bases (purely for display).

They are the same height as Perry plastics and I found that, once painted they actually mix perfectly well. What they are is much more slender, a look that I actually like.

I mixed redcoats from BGs, Perry and even Front Rank in a firing line and honestly thought that they looked like the natural variation in human sizes (even if FR are particularly beefy lads).

I mixed Perry metals and BGs Light KGL in my LHS diorama, again without any obvious disparity I thought.

They carry great detail in their casting and I remain a big fan. For the chosen men, several are instantly recognisable and really work. Sharpe is the only disappointment curiously. I worked on his hairstyle to the SB, look but could not alter his build alas. He is puny and I honestly think he should be redone……

Hagman Inactive Member09 Apr 2018 2:39 p.m. PST

I seem to remember getting a kicking on this Forum when I suggested the BG "Sharpe" figures were undersized – apparently I hadn't realised Sharpe was only 4' 10" ?

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 11:20 a.m. PST

"They are the same height as Perry plastics and I found that, once painted they actually mix perfectly well. What they are is much more slender, a look that I actually like."

Correct, they are not undersized, and the range is compatible with Perry.
Plus they are just reflecting the conditions in the Penisular ;-)

I will still debate the foot officer pose and his size. Measure the legs and torso and head and add them up. One can't simply just state that because of the deep seated pose that it is short. Yes, maybe it is 27mm but it is pretty close to 28. I won't debate that the pose is different than what we are used to.

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Hagman Inactive Member13 Apr 2018 1:03 p.m. PST

"compatible with Perry" but not, unfortunately, with other BG figures. And what does "reflecting the conditions in the Peninsular" (sic) mean? The British Army in the Peninsula was probably better nourished than other armies of the period so weren't under-nourished and short?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2018 2:23 a.m. PST

Visit any museum and see the sizes of the Napoleonic Era jackets on display. They are tiny……..shoe sizes are miniscule. These are Light Infantry too.

I cannot imagine The Peninsula(r) Campaign favoured a gain in weight, with limited supply (OK French may have often been even worse off) and a lot of marching to do. But all the records show these were not tall chaps and surely were a lot slimmer than is now the rule.

All that really matters, with any range of miniature figures, is how well they mix and match with the rest, for variety……….. and variety must allow for limited differences in human size.

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Apr 2018 1:46 p.m. PST

""compatible with Perry" but not, unfortunately, with other BG figures"

No idea what this means.

The same sculptor, Paul Hicks, does the entire range.
Everything goes together.

If you are a stickler for exact heights, add a little putty to your bases.

Three Armies21 Apr 2018 5:50 p.m. PST

like it or not you have to mix 28mm figure manufactures, if you are going to get all funny about an odd mm that's mad. And a classic example of how spoilt the napoleonic gamers are. Thes figures look splendid.

Littlearmies22 Apr 2018 1:56 a.m. PST

Its not usually the figure size that 'breaks' it for me – but the size of the equipment. And that is the problem with 28mm v 1/56 or whatever…

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