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MSU John21 Oct 2018 5:04 p.m. PST

Which blend best with Perry minis – Front Rank or Elite? I'd like to add some 1809 Saxons, and those seem to be the best options.

wrgmr121 Oct 2018 5:31 p.m. PST

Foundry are the best fit.
But given the choice, I would say a Front Rank.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 12:11 a.m. PST

Struck me that Front Rank might be bit stout next to Perrys and Foundry, despite same modellers, can be a bit stunted.

The real challenge is that I cannot find Saxons in either range. So I assume you are planning something with their Prussians maybe…and a paint job?


Later Saxons of course from Calpe and Black Hussar ex Westfalia

legatushedlius22 Oct 2018 3:58 a.m. PST

I wouldn't say Foundry fit at all: they are much shorter and poorly proportioned.

In this picture I show some Perry figures next to some Foundry ones. I wouldn't mix them.

link

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 5:19 a.m. PST

It is odd that they are by the same sculptors, but the Perry range is so much better proportioned. As for mixing different ranges, I think it depends whether one unit is to incorporate several different makes, side by side…..or instead a regt of Perry is to line up next to a regt of Calpe or Front Rank. In the latter case easier to carry off of course

JCBJCB Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 5:22 a.m. PST

I'd vote for Calpe and Black Hussar, as well.

nickinsomerset22 Oct 2018 5:45 a.m. PST

When I put my 1809 Saxons together, Elite were the only figures available, taller and different style to Perry, but okay as separate units,

Tally Ho!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 6:06 a.m. PST

I guess it depends what your tolerance is. I wouldn't have any problem putting all of those figures in the same unit.

Decebalus22 Oct 2018 6:23 a.m. PST

Foundry miniatures are shorter, and it is different, from which range (i.e. how old) they are. For example the Foundry austrians are very short.

But sculpted by the same persons and having the exactly same sized heads, you can mix Foundry and Perry napoleonics by basing the Foundry models a little bit higher. No one notices, if a model is standing higher.

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 8:07 a.m. PST

They mix scales here:
TMP link

Marcel180922 Oct 2018 9:48 a.m. PST

Foundry Russians (their last range) mix well with the perry's, the other not so, but in different units it is not a problem, the Front rank figures have a different style and do not really mix in one unit.

1809andallthat22 Oct 2018 1:32 p.m. PST

1809 Saxons are a bit tricky. Bicornes as in 1806 but with crossbelts and pack worn on back. My 1809 Saxons are a mix of Elite and Old Glory.

MSU John22 Oct 2018 4:31 p.m. PST

Thanks, all. This gives me a lot of info to consider. Now, I've just got to make the choice.

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