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03 Mar 2023 12:52 p.m. PST
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Acronim03 Mar 2023 7:43 a.m. PST

Looking for information about these 15mm War of the Roses figures made by the Perry brothers, I came across a couple of threads on this forum where I saw that there are people who still remember them. This gave me the idea to make a video with the information and the collection of figures I have. I hope you find it interesting.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2023 7:50 a.m. PST

Oh I remember those. Had considered getting a lot back yonder….

Prince Rupert of the Rhine03 Mar 2023 7:52 a.m. PST

15p each 😳 I bet at the time everyone thought that was expensive becuase Foundry were always the top end in the old days.

It always amazes me how much effort buying miniatures was before the internet filling out a form, getting my dad to write a cheque or get a postal order, sticking it in envelope with a stamp and then waiting for weeks in radio silence to see if your order turned up making sure you'd left it at least 28days before trying to contact the supplier.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2023 7:54 a.m. PST

Also, one year at HISTORICON…..back in the late 90s, Bryan Ansell showed me some 10mm 7YW he had test sculpted (they were for himself to do …obviuously, 7YW)…they were fabulous, but he never issued them in general production.

Sharpe5203 Mar 2023 7:55 a.m. PST

Thank you Acronim,
I've got some of those figures painted and based for Never Mind. I wish I could have some more….

Sharpe5203 Mar 2023 8:07 a.m. PST

@ Prince Rupert: I remember very well those times. They were heroic and the wait for the postman was spasmodic; however now it's much better:-) I have still a lot of Peter Laing figures I still like a lot. They still populate my tabletop.
@Dave: I guess there is plenty of good stuff never sold or out of production that deserved to be on sale. Alain Touller figures in 15mm were very nice indeed just for mention one.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine03 Mar 2023 8:38 a.m. PST

Sharpe52@ better and more expensive…it's far to easy to buy more toys, I didn't know I needed, with a couple of mouse clicks these days. Back in the day it was so much effort you had to really want something to order it via mail order:)

KeepYourPowderDry03 Mar 2023 8:39 a.m. PST

Rumour has it, they hope to re-release them later this year.

(Rumour via Loose Association of Wargamers)

Sharpe5203 Mar 2023 2:12 p.m. PST

@Prince Rupert: You are absolutely right. Too easy and too many temptations including 3D files. I haven't a 3D printer but some friends do.
@KYPD: Thanks for this piece of info. I will investigate

Redcurrant04 Mar 2023 9:59 a.m. PST

Just been chatting to the Wargames Foundry staff at the Hammerhead show in Newark (4th March).

They hope to re-release the range sometime in the future, but probably not this year as they need to remaster the molds.

They did not mention anything about extending the range.

Acronim04 Mar 2023 1:13 p.m. PST

@KeepYourPowderDry @Redcurrant This is great news! Thank you for asking Fondry employees, Redcurrant

Thanks to everyone else!

Warspite106 Mar 2023 3:21 a.m. PST

I already use Roundway, Peter Pig, Donnington New Era and some Essex figures in mixed units, nice and varied. This range would add more to this variation.


Thresher0106 Mar 2023 6:18 p.m. PST

I recall those from back in the day. Can't recall now if I ever got any, but wanted them.

Very nice sculpts, but sadly in very small numbers.

I heard, right or wrong, that WF hated 15s, and wanted to kill the range. Apparently, if the info is correct, they wish they'd never agreed to have produced them in the first place.

Could be accurate, given they never expanded the range, or made other figs in 15mm that I am aware of.

Saw them as a real competitor to their much larger minis, so disliked the whole concept and scale.

The above are impressions I have from what I've read on-line, and heard, so may or may not be accurate.

Thresher0106 Mar 2023 6:21 p.m. PST

The WF 15s are very nice, more human-proportioned sculpts.

Thinner and taller than many 15s of the day, from Essex and others.

I seem to recall Thistle and Rose doing some 15s at about the same time, but they were more squat, and similar to the Essex minis – shorter, and more squat figs.

Lucius10 Mar 2023 9:40 a.m. PST

I had a couple of units of the Italian Infantry for my codotto armies. They were far and away the best 15mm figures available in the late 80's, and the only ones that had non-squatty proportions.

Gallocelt17 Mar 2023 9:41 p.m. PST

Nice video! Thank you for that. I remember the range very well. I believe I have a few, some painted, some not. I wanted to use them for early Italian Wars. The ones I did paint, I mixed in with Minifigs, Essex, Jacobite, Roundway, Asgard, and Mirliton miniatures. I especially liked the mounted crossbowman and Italian infantry.



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