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Minimaker writes:

Oops, I should have formulated that better. I agree that the horses look too big but I think that was done so they don't look out of scale with other "scale" horses.

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Alan and Michael Perry of Perry Miniatures writes:

First of all, thank you very much for your kind comments and support for this new venture.

Just to answer a few queries:

ACW cavalry

The cavalry will include 12 mounted figures (including command). There being in horses two parts (with an integral base), 4 different riders with separate right arms, hats and carbines - you'll have option of over 5,000 variants with the cavalry. Both these boxes are intended for use for Union and Confederate forces, as the headgear is separate, allowing the customer to customise their armies accordingly. This means there'll be 36 kepis and 36 slouch hats, and 12 of each for the cavalry. The head gear is slightly dished out, and the heads have a slight dome instead of a full braincase to allow some tilting of the hats.

Box art

Our friend Peter Dennis has done the excellent cover art for the boxes. As well as the figures, we're including simple introductory rules and printed flags.

Plasticine pressing

The picture of the plasticine pressing is to show that there is no reduction in detail from the master green (which is made three times bigger). This is a test pressing from the one of the finished cavities of the steel mould, although the final plastics will be even crisper. The metal figure is there purely for size comparison.

ACW cavalry

Plastic tooling is a very expensive and a long drawn-out process, so please don't expect plastics for all our ranges. Generally (but not always), the plastics will be a part of some new metal ranges where appropriate. People have been asking about Crusades and Samurai in plastic. Unfortunately, mail-armoured troops are a nightmare to tool convincingly in plastic, as you always end up with the mail losing its detail at the sides of the body. Likewise, the lace detail would disappear at the sides, leaving a poor finish. Not impossible, but not on the list (yes, there is a secret list) yet.

Oh, by the way, contrary to rumours, this is purely a Perry Miniatures venture, not backed by or in conjunction with anyone else.

Merry Christmas!