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Sipher9876 Inactive Member27 Apr 2018 1:04 p.m. PST

Hey I have the Perry's cuirassier's already and I'm wanting some British infantry but I'm concerned with the size and style. Has anyone any experience with the new front rank British reinforcements? I read somewhere they are supposed to be compatible with Perry's now and they don't look as bulky. The reason I'm considering front rank is I want some possess Perry's just doesn't make standing firing and reloading in metal.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 1:48 p.m. PST

What an interesting question.

We are so spoilt for figures' makers now and bound to ask how their products mix together.

I presume you mean Perry metal Cuirassiers. The plastics will save you money, the metals are in a different league.

I assume that is the case, because you are clearly unhappy with what Perry offer for British Line in metal. I know what you mean. We can now get weird Scandinavian units, but a British/KGL line, in any pose, is not so easy. The Perry Plastics British Line I still think is, even though one of their earliest releases, of incredible quality.

Front Rank Reinforcements are like their originals, after a long 5/2 diet and a month or two in a spa resort, but still not truly emaciated. The casting, the moulding, the finish presented is superb. No other maker comes near them, for the presentation in the parcel you get.

But the Hobbit look… is, OK, reduced… is better. I still do not mix them without much thought as to placement in a line.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2018 5:40 a.m. PST

There are a couple of photos here….


The Fronk Rank figure is a 'reinforcement' figure.

Sipher9876 Inactive Member29 Apr 2018 10:49 a.m. PST

Thanks for the replies everyone.

Can anyone suggest another manufacturer that will go well with Perry's cavalry? I really like the detail on the cavalry however they lack infantry posses for what I want to do.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 12:50 p.m. PST


Let us start with what is it, precisely, you want to do.

You seem to be wanting 28mm figures, of British Infantry of 1815 (see next bit) loading and firing,

but facing cuirassiers (hence 1815)….or else why ask about how they will go together?

So I guess you mean in square or a slaughter (which can be done, but not much loading and firing involved)

One thing I have learnt here is how much folk are prepared to provide expert help without any reward other than a thank you.

All this needs is the obvious, a carefully phrased ask for help. You will be amazed by how much people will rise to the occasion.

Come on …try it again

Sipher9876 Inactive Member29 Apr 2018 1:20 p.m. PST

I'm looking to make a square I want loading and firing figures standing and kneeling to defend figures British and Hanoverian that will work well with my cavalry.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 2:06 a.m. PST

Sounds like a great diorama in the offing then. Front Rank Reinforcements certainly do what you are looking for, but the kneeling figures all seem to lack the waterproof cap cover. May not matter to you and certainly looks more attractive with the Belgic cap ornaments on display.

You could easily populate a square with FR figures alone and there is quite a variety. Fallen figures for example. They would look just fine facing Perry Metal cuirassiers, as they are big stout lads as well.

FR problems arise when you try to combine them with other makes in the same unit and some figures fit in much better than others.

Sipher9876 Inactive Member30 Apr 2018 4:50 a.m. PST

Thanks for the reply
Seems like when people mentioned Perry and front rank they said David and Goliath. With front rank being a large 28mm and chubbier figure although the new reinforcements look skinnier to me. I like the variety of posses front ranks offers. Would Perry's kneeling work with this or they will look out of place? Going back to the issues you mentioned when tying to mix within the same unit.

Footslogger30 Apr 2018 4:52 a.m. PST

If you are using the infantry from one range and the cavalry from another, I think any difference would matter less.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 6:24 a.m. PST

Agree entirely that cavalry from one company and infantry from another…..hardly likely to be any problem.

Perry BH20 figures are very nice but they all have the covered shako. Front Rank Reinforcements, that you want, all come without the cover and the Belgic Cap ornaments showing.

But why not get the kneeling FR Infantry from pre Reinforcement release. Very nice variety and kneeling figures will look fine. FR the problem is often more the short legs and thick arms than the waistline itself.

But, at their best, they are brilliant.

Sipher9876 Inactive Member30 Apr 2018 10:36 a.m. PST

I think I'll get a pack and a few other posses of FR see how they will match up.
Thanks for the replies and input

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