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ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 7:11 a.m. PST

Uh oh. I smiled and then grimaced as I will be compelled to purchase…what a beautiful and useful set.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 7:15 a.m. PST

Brilliant! Having jumped the gun a bit, I just want say again how much I am looking forward to these figures. I have more than enough French line infantry but I am now inspired to add some Swiss or Italians or more esoteric French units. The scope of spare parts for conversions also looks great ( I might even get those marching foot artillerymen done).

As an aside, the Perrys usually produce a unique metal figure to go with orders of three or more boxes. I look forward to learning what it is and hope that these are released well before Christmas.

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 8:43 a.m. PST

Very nice figures indeed, although it is a bit cheeky of Peter Dennis to copy Northern's famous "Prussian Attack at Plancenoit" for the box cover…

Perry Miniatures Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 9:33 a.m. PST

Ah, no that wasn't Peter's idea, it was mine :-) I've always loved the original, it was possibly that painting that got me into Napoleonics as a kid. So it's really a homage.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 10:06 a.m. PST

Strangely, that painting is one of my earliest memories of Napoleonic illustration as well. I think it was in a book called 'Men of Waterloo'. Like Alan, it really caught my imagination. Peter's version has done it proud and raised a big smile. Nice to see something other than marching serried ranks on a box cover.

Ooh Rah05 Oct 2019 1:27 p.m. PST

On their Facebook page, Perry Miniatures said separate bicorn heads in metal will be available at the same time as the new plastic sets in December. They posted some pictures, and they look good. This is great news for the 1805-1807 period. It's been difficult finding a variety of early French infantry.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 11:18 a.m. PST

Far harder finding enemies for those French to fight.
For every 1805 russian or 1806 prussian out there, there are 20 french in bicorne.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 2:24 p.m. PST

Plenty of Austrians though. Mind you, that does become a bit of a whitewash…

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2019 7:00 a.m. PST

I have many of the old Victrix 28mm Russians. I started to paint these and had several units done when the line was sold. Nothing new ever materialized. My big beef, no artillery.

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Mar 2020 10:29 a.m. PST

Using the "Prussian Attack at Plancenoit" to depict heroic French infantry is like using Rosenthals "Iwo Jima" motive to show Japanese marines raising their Flag on Bataan.

Today its no problem, but I am quite sure neither Northen nor the Prussian soldiers would have approved of its usage, sorry.

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