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Come In Nighthawk16 Oct 2021 2:22 p.m. PST

Foundry & Great War (@ North Star) don't seem to have any. Who does, in 28mm?

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2021 3:42 p.m. PST

I am no expert, but wouldn't some French Napoleonic generals in Bicorn might do?, or did they wear Kepi?

Perry do this:


For mounted officers wearing kepi, you could swap heads with a foot figure, which are available.


This shows General Canrobert in a kepi.

Come In Nighthawk16 Oct 2021 6:18 p.m. PST

Herky' -- I think the Napoleonic French bicornes would be too anachronistic? I guess I could get Redoubt Ent' separate heads they have offered as "officers in kepis" in their ACW line, and try some head-swaps on something. I wonder if American CW mounted officers in frock coats could be used with those "officers in kepis" heads?

Robert Burke16 Oct 2021 10:43 p.m. PST

Irregular Miniatures has a 28mm mounted French general in kepi (IWFU8). It's in their Italian Wars of Reunification line.

IWU42 has a fore and aft hat (bicorne).

Mirliton Miniatures has a 28mm Papal General (Kanzler) in a kepi. It can easily be used for a French general (SPC005).

cavcrazy17 Oct 2021 5:10 a.m. PST

Have you looked at Wargames Foundry? The French in Mexico has officers both mounted and foot which may be easy to convert to the Crimea.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2021 8:41 a.m. PST

Agree with cavcrazy – bicornes are too old school as in most of the pictures I have seen kepis are the rule; I have the Wargames Foundry French command and they would fit in well for the Crimea

Fanch du Leon17 Oct 2021 10:13 a.m. PST

In a near future, the Perries should sell French generals for their new 28mmm FPW range.

Huscarle18 Oct 2021 9:42 a.m. PST

I'm the same as Herkybird, I'm no expert on this period, but how about North Star's 1866 range, their mounted Austrian High Command for instance?

Come In Nighthawk19 Oct 2021 3:29 a.m. PST

It appears Mirliton Miniatures' rendition in 28mm of the Papal General, Hermann Kanzler, in the Wars of Italian Unification, might be my best option. Will have to see about ordering a couple (the 2nd and/or 3rd copy/copies to do some minor head-swapping, to combine with slight paint variations, to give me three "different" French -- and maybe one Sardinian --generals).

Come In Nighthawk22 Oct 2021 3:47 a.m. PST

Just was able to pick up "after-market" the French command "vignette" that Foundry does for the Franco-Prussian War. This is seemingly a 'staff group" (am wondering if it is based on a painting?). That's as all the figures are posed dismounted and a few furniture items included. E.G., one callow fellow in kepi, and what looks like maybe an Hussar's jacket, is posed leaning on the table that seems strewn with maps. One (the general?) is posed bare-headed and holding his head (in disbelief?), while several others are posed in kepis and what appear to me to be variations of frock coats. Since I got it off evil-Bay, I did NOT get the two chaps (one mounted and one on foot) wearing busbys(?).


Am NOT an expert on French uniforms, so am not very sanguine about the two cavalrymen wearing Romanesque helmets. But those aside, am wondering if I can make use of the rest of the set for a French staff group in the Crimea. Maybe all three as generals; the seated officer and the two if variant frock coats? The callow fellow as a "dashing cavalry hussar" for an aide-de-camp?

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