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The Wargaming Company24 Oct 2018 5:34 a.m. PST

Since this spring when we announced our initial wave of ESR Box Sets, we've gotten a lot of requests for, "When are you going to release {name your favorite faction of unit here}?!?!?!?"

The loudest and most passionate were for Late War Prussians. And today, you get your wish. But… the Prussians did not come alone!

Well… just in time for Fall-In 2018

But that's not all… We've also announced Russian Uhlans & Ural Cossacks, French Hussards & Chevaulégèr-Lanciers, Austrian Infantry in shako, Prussian Grenadiers, Küirassiers, Light Cavalry, Dragoons, and an Artillery Reserve.

We will be delivering pre-orders to Fall-In 2018 and shipping world-wide in November.

Each ESR Box Set includes miniatures, bases, and where applicable, flags.

Hope you enjoy!


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2018 5:45 a.m. PST

They are not Prussians.

They are French.

Look again, French Blue not "Prussian Black (?)"

Voila Grouchy! Have some faith

45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2018 6:24 a.m. PST

Those look good

JimSelzer24 Oct 2018 10:32 a.m. PST

these are 15mm?

Glengarry524 Oct 2018 10:40 a.m. PST


mad monkey 124 Oct 2018 11:02 a.m. PST

I believe 10mm.

The Wargaming Company24 Oct 2018 11:19 a.m. PST

these are 15mm?


1:160 scale, aka 10mm. Sorry we didn't post it above, it is on all the product description pages on our website.


14Bore24 Oct 2018 2:42 p.m. PST

As a 15mm collector they look real good for little guys.

wrgmr124 Oct 2018 10:33 p.m. PST

Nice figures, but I have to agree with deadhead. The blue is far to light. I understand that sometimes on small figures it is good to "brighten" them up but this is way to bright.

Calpe Prussians.



Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2018 12:27 a.m. PST

Sorry, I was only quoting Rod Steiger in "Waterloo" 1970. That daft line that the Prussians wore black. I was prompted by the topic title. I was not really commenting on the models themselves.

I think in very small figures the colours cannot be as dark as we would want on 28mm figures, as you said above. Plus who knows what the lighting did for photography?

HappyHussar27 Oct 2018 6:53 p.m. PST

Calpe miniatures are amazing. If I was going to paint 28mm figures they were the ones I would buy. :)

Royal Marine01 Nov 2018 3:40 a.m. PST

The sun lightens and fades uniform colours, what is seen on the parade ground will rarely be seen on campaign. The colours look good to me ;-)

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 9:53 a.m. PST

Interestingly, none of the painted figures are Prussian. I'm sure David will paint some soon.

As to the illustration of the box, "Prussian troops storm the village of Plancenoit during the Battle of Waterloo" by Adolf Northen certainly shows Prussians in correct uniforms.

As a general point, why as soon as someone posts a picture of smaller scale figures do 28mm gamers feel obliged to post pictures of their figures? I've never seen a 28mm thread when suddenly someone posts a picture of 10mm figures for example.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 11:22 a.m. PST

Ah, well that is because those working in 28mm can paint their figures nearer to the right colours. We have already agreed that scale effect means you progressively have to lighten, as you miniaturise.

Hand me a paint tin of AP 507B or whatever it was, as used on HMS Hood in the Denmark Strait and I could not slap it onto a 1/700 scale model, however "correct"

The models above are all "right" colour-wise I think.

Lord Hill02 Nov 2018 9:23 a.m. PST

I wish Calpe would make some British. Just a couple, even, would be amazing and I'd buy tons.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2018 10:42 a.m. PST

Interested you should say that. I honestly would have thought British are particularly well covered in 28mm, whether metal or plastic, Light, Line or Rifles, standing, firing line, advancing etc. Assuming you mean infantry, what would be on your wish list? Units and pose especially………

Lord Hill05 Nov 2018 6:44 a.m. PST

I honestly would have thought British are particularly well covered in 28mm

Oh they are, I'm not griping – I just love Calpe figs and it would be great to supplement my Perry/Victrix British with Calpe figs.

The only thing really missing for the British are staff officers – ADCs, DQMGs etc it would be nice if the Perrys could produce just a couple of sets of those (there seem to be dozens of such figs for the French).

If I could have a Calpe British 28mm wishlist
1) ADCs – Only 1 fig from Front Rank, would love some from Perrys or Calpe (or Victrix!?)
2) DQMGs/Majors of Brigade etc – nobody makes any of these
3) Royal Horse Artillery and Drivers – lots of options for interesting figs, the farriers for example had an interesting fur hat! Nobody makes RHA or RA casualties.
4) Royal Waggon Train (only Front Rank make these at the moment)
5) Mounted Adjutants (every British battalion had a mounted adjutant and nobody makes such a figure)
6) 71st officers and NCOs – I've enjoyed converting figs to make my own but would be nice to have some metal options.
7) Serjeant Majors, Drum Majors etc (as above)
8) Dismounted heavy cavalry – standing around or casualties (or running for their lives from the Grand Battery!)
9) Dismounted light cavalry – again, there's a fantastic Dutch cavalry casualty pack but nothing for the British.
10) Surgeons – I have a couple by Westphalia but more would always be nice.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2018 1:18 a.m. PST

Great suggestions. I tried to prioritise the list 1-10, but frankly every single one is a significant omission. I'll put 3 at the top, mounted HA in any nation are almost absent

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