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hi EEE ya Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2024 3:12 a.m. PST

Hello everyone,

What miniatures do you use for the Crimean War?

Because I noticed that the fighters' outfits often change in a very short period of time…

For example, the British do not wear the same outfits and equipment when they disembark as what they wear at Alma and it is still different at Inkerman and changes again in 1855.

So for a British army the figurines can only be used for one battle?

For example for the Russians it seems that they only wore their pickelhaube in 1854 ect…

Prince Alberts Revenge09 Jun 2024 4:17 a.m. PST

My Crimean armies are 10mm, specifically Magister Militum miniatures. Magister Militum are no longer available (luckily I have more than enough in storage to complete my armies), there is also Pendraken very nice range in 10mm. A TMPer, Pushing Tin, has stunning 6mm armies using proxies from different ranges.

If you try to restrict yourself to every "reality" regarding uniforms, you might go mad or suffer paralysis by analysis. My Russian infantry are in units of all forage cap or mostly pickelhaube with some forage cap. in the smaller scales, uniform details become less important.

laretenue09 Jun 2024 4:28 a.m. PST

In 6mm, Russians in greatcoats and forage caps will serve equally well in 1814 as 1854. With a little fudging< i'm even tolerant about my British line units do the same (no Guards bearskins obviously, and I choose a colour midway between dark grey and Oxford blue for the trousers. All my Belgic caps are in covers, and you can't see the rear peak on an Albert shako in that scale.)

Such indifference and promiscuity might send Paskal apoplectic, but there's the beauty of microscale.

JimDuncanUK09 Jun 2024 4:44 a.m. PST

Peter Laing 15mm

JimDuncanUK09 Jun 2024 6:15 a.m. PST

So for a British army the figurines can only be used for one battle?

Nonsense.

Many wargamers will use whatever are available within reason.

A few may fuss over using only the absolutely correct figures for a particular battle but at the end of the day get some figures on the table and roll some dice.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Jun 2024 7:40 a.m. PST

15mm Rank and File

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jun 2024 7:53 a.m. PST

6mm Irregular Miniatures. Had to use a few substitutes but not enough to confuse a player.

Perris070709 Jun 2024 8:07 a.m. PST

@PAR – beautiful figures and basing!

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2024 10:22 a.m. PST

15mm Rank and File as well

KevinV09 Jun 2024 2:36 p.m. PST

15mm Minifigs, Irregular, some 18mm Lancashire and Rank and File.

TimePortal09 Jun 2024 3:51 p.m. PST

19th Century 15mm

Schlesien09 Jun 2024 5:35 p.m. PST

15mm Minifigs

Mark Strachan09 Jun 2024 7:25 p.m. PST

Great War 28mm for me…

Martin Rapier09 Jun 2024 11:24 p.m. PST

I just use my 6mm Napoleonic and FPW stuff. LOL. It is close enough.

hi EEE ya Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2024 4:48 a.m. PST

@Prince Alberts Revenge
You guessed it, whatever the period I always try to limit myself to all the "realities" concerning uniforms, but as I am stubborn as an artillery mule like all true Bretons I have not yet gone crazy and further suffers from paralysis by analysis.

To top it off, I only use 25mm MiniFigs because I like the difficulty.

Nevertheless, congratulations for your photos and your work.

@restraint
No, don't worry, I won't become apoplectic because I am vaccinated and blindé.

@JimDuncanUK
I only like the 25mm, the real ones not the 28/30mm.

In fact to summarize in 25mm I only like MiniFigs…

So for a British army the figurines can only be used for one battle it is not nonsense, but historical reality, unless you are playing events and situations that never existed.

I won't play Inkerman with figures in summer outfits…

@Saber6
I only like the 25mm, the real ones not the 28/30mm.

In fact to summarize in 25mm I only like MiniFigs…

@GildasFacit
I only like the 25mm, the real ones not the 28/30mm.

In fact to summarize in 25mm I only like MiniFigs…

@DisasterWargamer
I only like the 25mm, the real ones not the 28/30mm.

In fact to summarize in 25mm I only like MiniFigs…

@KevinV
I only like the 25mm, the real ones not the 28/30mm.

In fact to summarize in 25mm I only like MiniFigs…

@TimePortal
I only like the 25mm, the real ones not the 28/30mm.

In fact to summarize in 25mm I only like MiniFigs…

@Schlesien
And the Minifigs range in 25mm on this war?

@Mark Strachan
Much too big for me.

@Martin Rapier
"Argll","Gargle"

@ All
Although I own several hundred, I continue to buy – Unpainted or not – 25mm MInifigs Crimean War and Franco-Prussian War S ranges, if you have any for sale or if you know someone who has one for sale contact me or give him the address below, thanks:

22breton@orange.fr

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