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huevans01119 May 2019 11:20 a.m. PST

Are Perry 28mm plastic Brits compatible w Brigade Figures' leads?

Was thinking about getting into 28mm skirmish and small unit War of 1812 and using the Brigade Figures leads. But I was also thinking of converting some figures to represent the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles, who wore a British rifle uniform, but were equipped with muskets. I would FAR rather convert plastics than leads for obvious reasons.

So I was wondering if you could mix and match the 2 ranges in different units, but next to each other in the same game?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2019 11:47 a.m. PST

I do not have the figures you describe but I do have BGM British Household and Dragoon Heavy cavalry, Light Infantry, KGL light infantry, Rifles etc

I have mixed with Perry plastics in a firing line for example and shown here without any problem.

They are Paul Hicks modelling. This means they are more slender than Perrys, but usually just as tall. Their faces have MUCH more defined features, which I simply love. In some of the Murawski figures his faces look a bit….well syndromal, I would have said before my retirement.


Perry plastic infantry mix without a doubt. I could repost if you want. Cavalry…well there were none in that 1812 War.


Funny. Many of us always think of the War of 1812 as that Symphony and the Berezina

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2019 6:46 a.m. PST

I just compared Perry plastic British Line Infantry with BG GLI from my War of 1812 collection and they are certainly compatible if not similar. I would even mix them in the same unit.

Unless you really want convert figures, there are superb GLI figures made by Brigade Games (my collection) as well as Old Glory and Knuckleduster.

@deadhead; re no British cavalry in the War of 1812; there were many troops of Provincial Light dragoons throughout Upper and Lower Canada, a regiment of regular 19th Light Dragoons in UC and LC, 14th Light Dragoons for the New Orleans campaign (albeit dismounted as they couldn't requisition horses in time for the battle) and mounted gunners that performed as light dragoons for the Battle of Bladensburg.

huevans01120 May 2019 9:27 a.m. PST

I just compared Perry plastic British Line Infantry with BG GLI from my War of 1812 collection and they are certainly compatible if not similar. I would even mix them in the same unit.

Unless you really want convert figures, there are superb GLI figures made by Brigade Games (my collection) as well as Old Glory and Knuckleduster.

@deadhead; re no British cavalry in the War of 1812; there were many troops of Provincial Light dragoons throughout Upper and Lower Canada, a regiment of regular 19th Light Dragoons in UC and LC, 14th Light Dragoons for the New Orleans campaign (albeit dismounted as they couldn't requisition horses in time for the battle) and mounted gunners that performed as light dragoons for the Battle of Bladensburg.

I don't see GLI on the B Games site. Am I missing something??!! They would be a "must have" for me.

Re cavalry, you're both right. I think the 19 LD made 1 charge (at either Chippewa or Lundy's L) and 1 of the US dragoon regts made a disastrous, inept charge at Chrysler's. I was planning to pick up both mounted and dismounted Brit LD's at some point. Not sure I would bother about the US.

What rules do you use, Iron Duke?

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2019 9:55 a.m. PST

My apologies, you are correct that BG do not produce the GLI. My GLI battalion is a combination of Knuckleduster and Old Glory.

We use General de Brigade with a growing addendum to cover unique War of 1812 aspects. For more info see my blog;
link

Re cavalry; no, (ref the original question/assertion) I am correct as there was plenty of cavalry even though as you allude it was not utilized well.

Hopefully, you will post your progress on this board.

It is great to see more people gaming the War of 1812.

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