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Clays Russians22 Aug 2019 10:36 a.m. PST

I still love them, the "3rd" generation fellas are so nice. It's worth the price, as I used to fuss about shipping charges, exchange rates etc. but really. If you pay proper for the models that bring you joy, and you actually finish and paint them, it's cheaper in the long run to "stay the course". I'll pay for them, to me it's worth it. True there is no US distributor but minifigs UK has always given first class service. I would love to see a distributor in the "48" conus, but it just isn't in the cards. I'd recommend them. I won't however criticize someone else's choice in figures, that's just childish.
I just wish there were more photos on the shopping page.

14Bore22 Aug 2019 10:45 a.m. PST

I actually have lots of 2nd generation Russian and Prussian and had to fill out unit ( Prussian Fusiliers) and got 3rd ( close enough) but some differences

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2019 5:49 p.m. PST

Looking for somePrussians for another friend, tonight, I ran across a LOT of 3rd Ed. 15mm Minifigs Russians and Austrians! Have not inspected them othe than a cursory glance, but there must be 10+ packs. Some are from new molds as I did units for Lassale with new molds just before I left for Germany, and took some with me. Never got around to painting them as i got enthrolled with 6 and 10mm and even went to the dark side and started doing things in 28mm! What can I say….I was there. saw them and spent my time painting them instead. Let me know if you could use more Russians.

Garde de Paris23 Aug 2019 2:47 a.m. PST

Can anyone furnish a pictures of a minifig 3rd Generation unit? Can't remember seeing them, or even seeing mention.


Personal logo Lluis of Minairons Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2019 6:31 a.m. PST

I've got some of their WSS 15's and must say I love their sculpts – at so an extent that I use mostly them for my Two Crowns armies, while reserving Dixons for Allies.

True that there is little posture variety, but I've never sensed it as a real issue (in 18th century armies at least!).

However, I wouldn't be able to distinguish generations among them. Here you have a sample of my Minifigs, are these meant to be 2nd or 3rd generation?


Desert Fox23 Aug 2019 8:08 a.m. PST

I have 15mm Minifigs Napoleonics and find them one of the easiest manufactures to paint.

And there is something very old school about the poses that I really like.

Clays Russians23 Aug 2019 8:10 a.m. PST

Those are third. And nice they are too.
Tom, long time no speak, enjoyed our conversations (2) of them, via phone to Louisville. I'm now in Florida and busting out 18th century for Maurice. Can you share a photo of what the Russian foot looks like? Torn between zorndorf, gross jeagersdorf, or to dash it all and roll with GNW.

Henry Martini15 Sep 2019 7:24 p.m. PST

IMSMC, apart from their slightly finer proportions, the easiest way to distinguish third generation figures from second generation is the base shape: oval and rectangular respectively.

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