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Atheling Inactive Member writes:

I hope they make command for *WotR also

I hate to hijack the thread (many apologies) but I'd love to see 'generic' command mini's for the infantry and the cavalry in the Wars of the Roses range.


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Alan Perry of Perry Miniatures writes:

Perry Plastic Prussian Infantry 1813-15


The most common question we've been asked over the last two years is, quite rightly, 'when are you going to make Prussians!' At last, they're here! Well, the three-up's for the plastics are, anyway. These are in the tooling process at the moment, so we have no release date.

The set will comprise 40 Line Musketeers/Grenadiers, plus a detachment of six Volunteer Jaegers which were often attached to regiments. The 40 infantry will give you a full-strength battalion at 20:1 (for man-sized games), although we will be making the command frame available to buy separately too (direct from us) for those who use a different ratio. This is something we'll be doing for the other Napoleonic sets.


I've gone for the traditional march-attack pose for the line infantry and, as they're advancing at speed, I've made the Jaegers 'at trial', firearms in one hand and their Hirschlangers in the other (!). There will be a metal conversion pack to make the musketeers/grenadiers into fusiliers, too. A metal range will accompany this plastic set, and will possibly be available prior to this set.


There will be enough heads with covered shakos for all the figures in the box. In addition, there will be heads with the Line Feldmutze and peaked Schirmutze for the Jaegers, as some units had them. Likewise, the Jaeger belly pouch is separate, as some Volunteer Jaeger units had them. With all the faces, I've tried to give them a Germanic look.


Most figures are in three pieces, as we realize people like to build up units quickly, so you'll get head, equipment (knapsack, haversack, cartridge box, short sword and half the greatcoat are in one piece) and body to put together.

The command frame comprises one officer, one standard bearer, one drummer and an NCO.

As soon as we have finished sprues, I'll put them up on our website and TMP.


As with buses, you wait a long time and then two arrive at the same time. It's the same with Prussians! As you'll see, there are alternative plastic Prussians available at a website near you…

We have rough release dates for the Mercenary Wars of the Roses plastic set and ACW Zouaves. The Mercenary box will be available in November, and the Zouaves in February.

In a week or so's time, I'll be showing another plastic set I've been working on.