What other 28mm SYW Armies should we think about?

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What other 28mm SYW Armies should we think about?

Post by Cardinal Biggles » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:08 pm

somebody has mentioned Russians...all that green and red..
and Reichsarmee.....?
and perhaps .....

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Re: What other 28mm SYW Armies should we think about?

Post by Dropbear » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:51 am

What ever no one else makes - the smaller nations or nations not done a lot, that way it wouldnt be competing against other companies, and that way we can sloooooooowly take over the world mwhahaha... oops sorrry... please ignore all after "lot,"

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Post by Der Alte Fritz » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:20 am

Maybe Swedes, since Front Rank is the only company that makes them in the 25/28mm world.

There's no reason why you couldn't cover existing ranges if you think that the scuptor will do a better job.

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:51 am

and there are a number of real issues with Front Rank Swedes..PZ. Ferdinand wont want to hear this..

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Post by starkadder » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:53 am

As a WAS hanger-on, what about Piedmontese, Spanish, Portuguese?

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:17 am

Piedmontese...gosh Genoa...yes all good points..

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Post by Bluewillow » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:16 pm

spainish in regimentals, and in carribean uniforms, marines, sailors also for my pirates too plunder!

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:55 pm

I, personaly, would not like to step on the feet of Nic Robson's 100 club submissions..that said someone could ask him if he was going to do the Prussian Regiment Nr. 15, and if not then it would be a dead cert to do..1st 2nd and 3rd battalions..very sweet..and I have no problems with suggesting Brunswickers & Hessians if people wanted them..it is actually up to anyone to suggest anything they think is a goer..

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:04 pm

I kinda like the idea of Russians, nice and simple..and dare I say it can be done stright out of an Osprey

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:03 pm

ok right of topic here..might have to delete some posts..don't be offended..

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Post by starkadder » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:04 pm

bluewillow wrote:spainish in regimentals, and in carribean uniforms, marines, sailors also for my pirates too plunder!
Comrade Bluewillow may have stumbled on something here. Why not a range of foreign troops? Spanish, Portuguese, French, perfidious Albion -all those exotic etranger troops. French in India, Mauritius, the Caribbean, weird Portuguese uniforms (I have some interesting ones).

The sort of range that flows in and around other more-eurocentric ones.

Just an idea.

I blame Bluewillow.

Unless it makes lots of dosh and then it's MINE ALL MINE BWAHAHAHA.

Sorry, I've just finished a very fine bottle of Pinot Chardonnay (What Australians have to call champagne these days).

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Post by greatwhitezulu » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:49 pm

starkadder wrote:Sorry, I've just finished a very fine bottle of Pinot Chardonnay (What Australians have to call champagne these days).
Funny, I thought that was Passion Pop!

I reckon some nice figures for De Bussy's Army in India ( not that you would sell a lot) , Russians or Piedmontese.
No Longer The Maharajah of Golconda
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The Liberator, The Sitting Thunder
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Post by AndyONeill » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:36 pm

I would buy Russians ( about 400 infantry ).

Not alrogether sure if anyone already does figures suitable for India but that campaign is on the bottom of my SYW wants list.
It's quite a long term project.

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Post by greatwhitezulu » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:13 am

Great Northern War
No Longer The Maharajah of Golconda
But still THE Greatwhitezulu
The Liberator, The Sitting Thunder
The Bull Elephant, Breaker of Tyrants
The Cunning Leopard, Father of the Sky
Siiii-Giiii-Diiii

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Post by greatwhitezulu » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:16 am

AndyONeill wrote:Not alrogether sure if anyone already does figures suitable for India but that campaign is on the bottom of my SYW wants list.
It's quite a long term project.
Its right at the top of mine!

There are some specific types missing for the French. For example, I cant find Grenadier in fur hat in the old style coats.
No Longer The Maharajah of Golconda
But still THE Greatwhitezulu
The Liberator, The Sitting Thunder
The Bull Elephant, Breaker of Tyrants
The Cunning Leopard, Father of the Sky
Siiii-Giiii-Diiii

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Re: What other 28mm SYW Armies should we think about?

Post by frostydog » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:01 am

I know its later than SYW but late 18th cent sailors would be nice or sepoys to suit French/ British in India in the 1780's. Of course if they are already done please let me know.

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:16 am

I agree, some sailors would be good, and Sepoys are a fine ide,a a small range but one that could supplement existing or future Europeans, somebody just has to knock together a list and start a thread..I am not going to star every thread..there are at least two others who I know could start a request thread right now, at this moment straight away!!!!

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Post by johnclements » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:11 am

I would certainly be interested in a good range of figures for India and also for Spanish and Piedmontese if these fitted into the WAS period as well which then begs the question of 1740's Austrians as well - I'm not sure without research how far the Spanish or Italian uniforms differed over the period but the Austrians did, I'm sure. I don't see the point of Russians as they are well catered for in several ranges and I agree that it is pointless duplicating figures already in the Eureka pipeline, which again I haven't looked at recently.

So I would support ranges that are not currently produced over duplicates of ones we might not happen to like the style of personally.

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Post by greatwhitezulu » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:36 am

Cardinal Biggles wrote:..there are at least two others who I know could start a request thread right now, at this moment straight away!!!!
Well, name and shame unless you mean me!

I will look at the idea of India, although the French are a bigger nightmare than expected. Three different uniforms between c1751 and 1758!
No Longer The Maharajah of Golconda
But still THE Greatwhitezulu
The Liberator, The Sitting Thunder
The Bull Elephant, Breaker of Tyrants
The Cunning Leopard, Father of the Sky
Siiii-Giiii-Diiii

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Post by AndyONeill » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:44 pm

I hope I'm not one of these two suspects.
It'll be quite some time before I get round to doing the reading on Russia or India.

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Post by AndyONeill » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:49 am

How about SYW cannon?

Manufacturers seem rather half-hearted in the accuracy department when it comes to SYW artillery.
Elite are nice but way too big.
Foundry are too small.
Front Rank do a single type of 6pdr...
Nobody does a complete range of even the major guns used.

A complete range of artillery correctly scaled to 1/56 would be great.

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:03 am

Andy do you have details that a sculptor can work from? this is a good idea

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Re: What other 28mm SYW Armies should we think about?

Post by andygamer » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:53 am

Cardinal Biggles wrote:Andy do you have details that a sculptor can work from? this is a good idea
I second the Cardinal. The biggest thing with the sculpting is getting accurate information.

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Re: What other 28mm SYW Armies should we think about?

Post by Admin Fella » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:14 pm

Happy to do guns. Need a list though and reference material. Probably about 30 guns pre ordered to confirm their place.

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:02 pm

have posted up guns for the Hanoverians on the page one list..
http://ozwargaming.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 98&start=0

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