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RittervonBek03 Apr 2020 9:58 a.m. PST

Probably the least appreciated Napoleonic army in the world….

I know there are at least 3 ranges out there, Blue Moon, Minifigs and the former Jacobite range now marketed by Elite Models and Figures. I have two main questions. 1. Are there any others? And 2. Are there any suitable proxies?

It's probably a hopeless quest but in terms of price,size, accuracy and style none of the above quite hits it for me.

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2020 10:31 a.m. PST

Well, price would lean to Jacobite. I just concluded a deal for 30+ packs of the MiniFigs Danes for about .28 cents per foot figure, but normally they are .60 cents each, which is ridiculous for old school figures. I like Blue Moon, and with the Old Glory Army Card you can get these for .36 cents each (foot figures), but the range is far from complete, and most likely cannot be used mixed with the other two ranges due to scale creep. Once my MiniFigs arrive, I'll be able to compare them to some other era Blue Moon figures.

So, where does that leave you? Minifigs is the most complete, but most expensive, and I believe that some of their figures are for an earlier period, not 1813. Jacobite are far from complete, and Lord knows how those figures look…they weren't great back in the 80s IIRC. I would lean to Blue Moon and hope that the range is completed. They pretty much completed their Mad Anthony range, which I did not think they would do, and that is far more obscure than Danish Napoleonics I would think.

RittervonBek03 Apr 2020 11:17 a.m. PST

It did cross my mind to paint Austrians in Danish colours….

bruntonboy03 Apr 2020 1:48 p.m. PST

Didn't Falcon figures make Danes as well? Whatever happened to them after they went to North America.

Redcurrant03 Apr 2020 2:50 p.m. PST

Blue Moon are well behind with their Napoleonic ranges.

Missing from their Danish list are Light Infantry and Musketeers skirmishing. Both needed to finish off my army.

I like their infantry and artillery, but am not struck on their cavalry, who look to me as if they were modelled on a 14 year old on a horse. Too small.

RittervonBek04 Apr 2020 2:07 a.m. PST

So it looks like Hobson's choice..?…
I'll have to keep taking the Pils….!

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2020 7:14 a.m. PST

Do 28mm perry instead?

RittervonBek04 Apr 2020 11:01 a.m. PST

I'm a 15mm man. Otherwise yes perrys would get my .

Swampking05 Apr 2020 11:04 a.m. PST

Brunswickers can be substituted in 15mm.
They are better than Nap. Austrians. I'm using OG15s Nap. Brunswick infantry and artillery for my 1814 Norwegian army. The Danish 1813 army wore the exact same uniform as the 1814 Norwegians. Get the 'Waterloo'-era Nap. Brunswickers in the jacket (not long coat), file down or grunt over the lapel braid, prime, paint red, there Nap. Danes.

Falcon Figs UK (Kai Weaver) did have a complete line of 1813 Danes. Kai had some health issues and a 'day' job that distracted him from the hobby for years. I have no idea if he still has the FFUK molds or not. He should, as there's been no news of him selling the business. I wish he would. FFUK had some great figs.. He dropped out of sight back in 2017.

Miniature Figurines cavalry are useful for 1813 but the infantry and artillery are 1808.

If you need any help, feel free to drop me a line at : jestarnes66@gmail.com

Murvihill06 Apr 2020 5:11 a.m. PST

I have Jacobite Danes (I think, got them from Simtac in the 80's). The figures are crude, blocky and crackle when you bend them. One of the gunners is shirtless. Better than no Danes though…

RittervonBek12 Apr 2020 3:44 a.m. PST

Thank you for suggestions. I'll start looking.

Swampking14 Apr 2020 6:21 a.m. PST

Simtac? My goodness, there's a name I haven't heard in dog's years! They still owe me 4 packs of Ottoman Greeks/Albanians from the Jacobite range.

Ritter the best minis for Danes since you live in the UK is Miniature Figurines 15mm Brunswickers, infantry: codes 5, 6, 7 and 8 NG (infantry), and 9 NG (infantry command); artillery: 31NG and cavalry (switch to the Danish Nap): 43, 44 and 47 NDC , along with appropriate command figures 53, 54, and 57 NDC. You can add some other cavalry units if you wish but the Light Dragoons, Hussars and Uhlans are a must.

If you want to add OG15s, go to the 1808-1815 range and look at the Brunswick Light Infantry (don't let the name fool you, they have appropriate command for Danish line infantry), and look at the Brunswick Foot artillery (you'll get 12 Avant Garde infantry with the artillery but, you can always use them for another Nap. project, or a fictitious Danish unit).

Hope this helps

Fredloan12 May 2020 1:46 p.m. PST

I thought the Blue Moon Line has Danes now.

teper1961 Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2020 10:56 a.m. PST

Blue Moon does have Danes, but still a limited line, as follows:-
15NMD-01: Danish Musketeer Command
15NMD-02: Danish Musketeers
15NMD-03: Danish Grenadiers
15NMD-06: Danish Foot Artillery
15NMD-07: Danish Horse Artillery
15NMD-08: Danish Heavy Cavalry with Command
15NMD-09: Danish Lifeguard Cavalry with Command
15NMD-10: Danish Light Dragoons with Command
15NMD-11: Danish Hussars with Command

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