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Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2019 5:45 p.m. PST

Thought I'd give some praise for Eagle Figures. Have made several orders for 28mm Naps and can definitely give a great report.
Figs are sturdy, but anatomically fine, with good definition, no distortion and need little cleaning up. The poses are IMHO great…I do not like over energetic or March Attack so am nicely catered for in the selection available.
The reason for this topic is Customer Service beyond excellence! Orders have been dealt with very promptly and with excellent communication. And…
as the feller says, he is only too willing to help if you have an enquiry or a request. I contacted to ask for some failed castings to enable 'head swaps' for some ranges Ensigns/Officers. Happy to oblige…and with my last order, he included a couple of figs that he was not happy to put on catalogue…but were just what I wanted! He also added an essential item that I had forgotten to order!
Customer sevice on this level is to be well applauded…(I hope no-one tries to take advantage of such generosity and attention…but feel that it should be recognised).
Many Thanks Eagle Figures!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2019 12:24 a.m. PST

The question everyone will ask is how they fit in with the best known ranges. Simply because few following this forum are starting from scratch, but might well want to add new figures and poses to existing armies.

28mm can be very 25mm. Equally some can be very stocky short legged 28mm and more like 30mm. Minor variation means one can add on whole units from a given maker and place them next to others. Some show major variation and are so glaring different, they really cannot mix on the same table

rustymusket02 Jun 2019 3:29 a.m. PST

The Eagle Figures figs do look good, but yes, as deadhead notes, how do they mix with Foundry and Perry, if you know? Thank you.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2019 8:12 a.m. PST

Somehow, that was just what I meant to ask…but never did so.

I knew what I meant. Rustymusket put it better…takes a lad from Missouri to speak the Queen's English….my youngest of three sons is in St L in two weeks time for two months research at the U of M. Something weird to do with the Border Wars for his PhD. Basically Josey Wales but without Clint Eastwood

377CSG Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2019 1:15 a.m. PST

I had some Eagle Miniature Prussian Infantry, with no Shako covers (2 Companies – 16 figures adv) and cut the heads off and put Perry plastic Prussian heads, with covers, and they look and match really good – almost perfect.

Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2019 5:55 p.m. PST

Well, not really the answer to your questions, (personal circumstances mean that time is limited, very sorry!), but…Eagle height and sculpt will fit very well with Foundry although muskets are about 1-2 mm longer. Not sure about Perry…Perry Plastics may be less 'defined' but not TOO different in height, though a little 'bulkier' in build, and muskets may be slimmer/longer…but I have not checked, sorry! Eagle would not mix in with Victrix plastic as they are such heavyweight guys!
The thing to look at is the definition in the clothing…esp trouser creases and weapon size.
My own Nap leadpile is mainly old Hinchcliffe large 25's (lol!)…tall, too skinny and sometimes weird, (but OLD STYLE poses as is my preference, rather than 'mayhem in one stand' or, 'March Attack', as seems to be the fashion now) …so Eagle are a vast improvement to my stuff…but not TOO different to put on the same table.
I am not a 'serious' wargamer…but my own thoughts are: that although you can happily put UNITS from different manufacturers on the same table, it is better to avoid mixing figures within units if possible…unless you have LARGE stands or very 'active' troops. Command stands are different…you can just mix and match more easily.
It is not so much the height of the miniature which can look odd, but the 'bulk' and, for a musketeer stand, the SIZE OF THE WEAPON which is all important. In short, Eagle may be between Perry and Foundry…could certainly go on table with both…but figure mix within units is up to yourselves.
Personal gripe is that I just wish that manufacturers would just decide that a Brown Bess, Thompson or whatever is 'just THAT size in THAT scale'…and sculpt figures to match!!!
Thanks for comments and apologies for ramblings!

Dadster Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2019 3:07 p.m. PST

Are Eagle Miniatures and Eagle Figures the same company? Their lines look identical as do the figures….

I am very confused….

Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2019 3:10 p.m. PST

Hmm. May amend the comment I made about Eagle fitting WELL with Foundry. Have just got some ACW and Eagle are a little bit larger than Foundry. You 'could' mix the odd figure in a base with careful selection of figures, (maybe 'sinking' the eagle base into the MDF?)…but I would not…though IMHO, both would probably be ok on the same table. Eagle ACW Inf seem to fit well with Perry Metal ACW Arty crew.
In short…Eagle are on the larger side of 28mm along with Perry…at least in the ACW ranges! Afraid I have not checked Nap figures, though.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2019 3:52 p.m. PST

Heedless Horseman,
you really can't compare different period figures and make assumptions. Noted major ranges in the past have 'migrated' across ranges and in size, yet reside in a single catalog.
FR/ Perry Revolution are near true (original) 25mm, while the following Napoleonic range rose to 28mm.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2020 10:23 p.m. PST

Been watching- still not sure. Front Rank are bigger than WF/ Perry etc aren't they (AWI certainly are).

Like above I've got to find some 'complementing' figures to fill out a largely unpainted morass of older Hinchliffe, and use what I can to mix it up for 1805 Russkies force.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2020 10:27 p.m. PST

Ok no sooner type something and ;;;;

OK here looks good_ TMP link

cheers d

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