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Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 1:41 a.m. PST

There are some threads discussing these sculpts, said to be done in 1976, but none with pictures AFAIK. I have emailed Historifigs but without any success. I understand GHQ or Pendraken they are not, but I have some 10mm Irregular (French, Russian 1812 and of course their cossacks, which are good) and a bit how I imagine Historifigs N scale to be.

It may all be academic if I can't actually buy any, but my curiosity is getting the better of me.

Would any one have any photos?

redbanner414514 May 2019 4:13 a.m. PST

I once had an army of Scruby n-guage. They were pretty ugly compared to today's figures but I loved them. I mixed them with Hincliffe's short lived system 12 line. No pictures, just nostalgia. Of course our Column Line and Square games often degenerated into duels with the artillery range sticks.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP14 May 2019 5:24 a.m. PST

At one time Mike Taber had the line. He once said of them: you have to paint on some of the details…like arms and legs. After ordering a sample bag I understood his point.

Honestly, I would say look elsewhere. Unless you grew up with them I think you'd find them disappointing comapred even to mediocre figs made since then….

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 6:27 a.m. PST

Mine are sold off. My recollection is that redbanner is right: a little too tall for mixing with 10mm. They were a good mass effect army with a "toy soldier" aesthetic, and the lack of detail and variety made them dead simple--and quick--to paint.

I understand Historifigs responds rapidly to orders, but seldom to anything else.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP14 May 2019 7:14 a.m. PST

Yup I had a large batch of them back then, but as soon as Minifigs came out with their 15mm range I sold them off as soon as I could. The sculpts really were a tad on the ugly side :)

Personal logo HistoriFigs Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 7:39 a.m. PST

Jack's earliest N-gauge were/are not his best. The later figures were better.

They are great when used with a large number of figures to the stand – mass effect if you will.

I had some pictures on the Table Top Talk website, but looks like they got lost during one of the site moves/upgrades. I'll post a few new ones there. In the meantime, if you use Facebook, there are some Napoleonic N-Gauge units pictured in the Table Top Talk group.

Sample: Scruby N-Gauge French Division

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 8:13 a.m. PST

I purchased some, they were cheap and I wanted to see how they'd go with modern figures. Now granted 10mm you can cover up a multitude of sins, but I didn't consider them usable.

Similar in quality to Irregular figures.

khanscom14 May 2019 8:25 a.m. PST

Scruby Ns are true 12mm-- compatible with Hinchliffe System 12 (if you can find those anywhere!) but are NOT 10mm. My Scruby N-scale WWII Brits are noticeably larger than my Pendraken 10mm Germans.

The Scrubys can paint quite quickly and look fine when using Pete Berry's black- priming techniques.

Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 6:39 p.m. PST

Thanks for the responses – and HistoriFigs thanks for the photo. Lovely Old School poses in N scale!

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 6:56 p.m. PST

Painted up nicely and easy. Used them for large "Grand Armee" games, exposed to them at Don Lowry's in Maine a long time ago. As mentioned, mixed well with System 12 figures.


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