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Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2019 6:33 p.m. PST

I'm looking for the classic French Musketeers in 28mm does anyone make them?

Korvessa19 Feb 2019 7:12 p.m. PST

Redoubt Enterprises does.

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2019 7:32 p.m. PST

Brigade Games link

THe REdoubt minis are very nice. I have them painted up, but they are quite large – more like 32mm

Dennis19 Feb 2019 9:09 p.m. PST

Blue Moon 28s does a fairly complete range-because of the integral bases these tend to be just a tad taller than the Brigade Games musketeers:

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You can knock a mm or 2 off the thickness of the base w/ a file or sander.

Also, Warbases has a fairly complete rage of 28mm figures for the period based on the TV series rather than the various movies:

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The TV musketeers tended heavily toward individual costumes with lots and lots of leather bits and pieces rather than the classic tabards. Even if you prefer the movie look for your musketeers, however, the Warbases figures could provide you with misc. henchmen, guards and various civilians.

Jon has already mentioned the Brigade games figures, which are very nice.

Also, Black Hat Miniatures, I believe, used to have a range of 25-28mm musketeers, but Back Hat sold off most of its miniature figure ranges and I don't know where these are now. The Black Hat figures aren't nearly as nice as the other ranges, but they did have a couple of henchmen with clubs which are useful.

The Brigade Games, Blue Moon, Black Hat and Warbases (I believe as I don't have any yet) are all, IMHO, roughly compatible with minor work (Blue Moon bases are a bit thick but that can be worked with).

The Redoubt sculpts are great, albeit, IMHO, can vary quite a bit depending on the quality of the molds. In any event, as Jon says, the Redoubt minis tower above the others.

Winston Smith19 Feb 2019 9:26 p.m. PST

Ral Partha, or whoever is making them now.

Paul Richardson20 Feb 2019 4:14 a.m. PST

My understanding of the Redoubt range is that it was commissioned by a customer who already had some figures produced on the continent. These figures were larger than 28mm and, quite naturally, he wanted Redoubt's range to match. So the Redoubt figures were never intended to be 28mm. I bought the Redoubt figures when they first came out (so the moulds should not have degraded) and the big problem was that often the two halves of the heads did not align properly. In my opinion the heads were the main weakness of Redoubt figures at the time.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2019 5:08 a.m. PST

And let us not forget the "Iron Mask" range of Dumas-centric dwarves!

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Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2019 7:06 a.m. PST

Thanks guys, I'm going to do a French force for Pikeman's Lament to fight the Spanish.

mad monkey 120 Feb 2019 8:28 a.m. PST

If you can wait, check these out:
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mghFond20 Feb 2019 12:12 p.m. PST

I own the Redoubt musketeers and Cardinals guards and love'em. Very nice figs but as already stated above, larger than the other ranges.

JimDuncanUK21 Feb 2019 12:52 p.m. PST

Have a look here:

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Brownand22 Feb 2019 12:31 a.m. PST

Northstar has some in thei 1672 range

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