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Ivan The Not So Terrible26 Jan 2023 2:55 a.m. PST

I'm guessing I can use British Marlburian figures for Russian hatmen? Same with cavalry?

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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2023 6:17 a.m. PST

Russian cavalry was all dragoon.

Personal logo Lluis of Minairons Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jan 2023 6:24 a.m. PST

Minifigs? They do have in catalogue Russian infantrymen in hat:

miniaturefigurines.co.uk/Catalogue.aspx?ScaleID=2&CategoryID=9&SubCategoryID=55

Or am I misunderstanding the sort of hat you were referring to?

RittervonBek26 Jan 2023 7:07 a.m. PST

Russian troops also wore tricornes. British figures should be fine.

Ivan The Not So Terrible26 Jan 2023 7:10 a.m. PST

Yes sorry about the confusion, I meant tricornes.

Personal logo Lluis of Minairons Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jan 2023 7:16 a.m. PST

Oh apologies, yes I also believe that British ones would work.

Ivan The Not So Terrible26 Jan 2023 8:00 a.m. PST

Thanks chaps!

conflans27 Jan 2023 7:52 a.m. PST

For what it's worth, Dixon Miniatures have musketeers in Tricorn as well as pikemen in Tricorn. They also have a musketeer in pokalem together with a line of Swedes.

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2023 8:14 a.m. PST

What Dixon (whose figures comprise my GNW armies) do NOT have, vexingly, is generals. Does anyone know if the Minifigs generals/personalities are generally compatible with Dixon (I'm thinking the horse sizes, in particular)?

Personal logo Lluis of Minairons Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jan 2023 1:04 a.m. PST

I use to base my Dixons and Mififigs infantry in separate units – for I considering them compatible enough to be used alongside in an army, although never side by side.

Perhaps due to this, I have seldom built cavalry units with a mix of Dixon and Minifigs horses. However, I've happened to find one such example:

.

As you can see, all human figures are Dixon, while horses are also mostly from that make; however, there is one Essex horse (that of the officer) and a Minifigs one (the leftmost trooper in second rank).

Here, another example of Dixon and Minifigs sharing base. The standard bearer is from Dixon, while general and horse are Minifigs.

picture

(More samples of WSS units here: soldadets.blogspot.com/p/segle-xviii.html)

Hope this helps,
Lluís

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2023 4:19 a.m. PST

Lluis, many thanks! These photos show that the Minifigs generals should be quite acceptable alongside the Dixon units.

Swampking07 Feb 2023 1:17 p.m. PST

In general, Dixon, Essex and Miniature Figurines mix well together – maybe not on the same stand but definitely in the same army.

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