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David Taylor05 Jan 2024 2:36 a.m. PST

I am considering getting a 15/18mm late 17th century Manchu army from Khurasan Miniatures. However, as their range isn't complete, I am considering supplementing it with some figures from Blue Moon's Boxer Rebellion range (the officers, spearmen to use as standard bearers, the artillery crew and possibly the tiger men).
Does anyone know if these figures would be compatible if mixed in the same unit?
In addition, does anyone know if the typical Chinese coolie hat (the one that looks like a shallow cone) was worn in late 17th century Chinese armies?
Many thanks in advance for any enlightenment.

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2024 11:58 p.m. PST

Though I do not own miniatures from either of the lines you mentioned, I would not hesitate to mix the two based on other Khurasan and Blue Moon figures that I have from a number of other ranges. The lines tend to be "medium"in heft and height so look atural together.

Northern Rebel07 Jan 2024 11:09 a.m. PST

I agree with rvandusen, I don't think you'll be disappointed with the mix.

The Last Conformist08 Jan 2024 12:54 a.m. PST

If you don't mind me asking, what are you intending to use for matchlockmen (assuming you intend to have any!)? Their absense in the Khurasan range is a major reason I haven't bought any.

David Taylor08 Jan 2024 9:27 a.m. PST

For matchlockmen, I had planned to use Irregular Code FTAP 5 – Miao musketeer advancing from their Taiping Chinese range (under Indian Mutiny and Early British Colonials) , mixed with Irregular FZ 46 – Chinese Imperial Musketeer at rest from their Chinese/Boxer range (under Colonials).
FZ46 looks reasonably close and the more modern musket will not be noticeable at this scale. If necessary, I can add a pigtail from green stuff. The butt of the musket can be bent down to make it look more like the curved stock of the 17th century matchlock.
FTAP 5 will need his turban converted to a Manchu hat, however, that should be easy enough (I hope) with my Dremmel. Again, a pigtail can be added with green stuff.
I intend to just use mixed spear/bow from Khurasan/Blue Moon as the front rank for all types and just exchange the rear rank to represent either bow or matchlock units. If the Irregular figures are slightly smaller, I can just build up the base a little to match the Khurasan/Blue Moon as they will not be mixed on the same base.
That's the plan anyway.

The Last Conformist08 Jan 2024 2:25 p.m. PST

Thanks :)

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