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  • #142880
    General Slade
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    I came across these figures on eBay and I was wondering if anyone knows who they were made by?  The vendor doesn’t know the manufacturer but says they were purchased about thirty years ago.

    #142881
    bobm
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    The bases look very Frei Korps…but the figures themselves not so much

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    #142884
    General Slade
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    Thanks bobm. If it is any help here are some cavalry and artillery figures (which I assume are by the same manufacturer but may not be!)

    #142891
    OB
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    I’d say some may be  Frei Korps Napoleonics a long since withdrawn range.  I cannot recall that they ever did a Crimean range.  The first figures may Garibaldi Guard from their  ACW range.

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    #142894
    General Slade
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    Thanks OB.  I’ve been through the current Freikorps ranges and haven’t managed to find any matches for the figures.  I like them because they have got a gangly, old school charm about them.  I’m not sure I actually like them enough to buy them but I am tempted.

    #142915
    Tony S
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    The metal looks like it can bend – which suggests it is not old Freikorps.   Nor does the style seem like Freikorps.

    But very charming.  The old smooth style sculpting is refreshing.

    I think they might be Rank and File castings, but this is a guess based on style and the distinctive round thick bases.  Here are some photos of their Russian range – https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/15mm-rank-file-russian-soldiers-2016294443

    Here’s another photo – I must say the sculpting looks quite similar to your samples.   http://15mmvsf.bagofmice.com/Minis/photo_lib/OG_RankAndFile_OG.JPG

     

    If they are R&F, I believe Old Glory still sell and manufacture them, which I think Timecast still carry?  I’d think Irregular and Minifigs would match well in size, if you need to fill out your ebay purchase.

     

    #142916
    vtsaogames
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    Old Glory 15s (different from Old Glory. Don’t ask) do indeed still produce Rank & File. I like their 1877 Turks a lot, have not got any Crimean figures.

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    #142927
    General Slade
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    Thanks guys,

    I have checked out the Rank & File figures but they look quite different from the ones being sold on eBay.  Rank & File Crimean War

    However, the Rank and File figure that Tony S linked to does look similar so maybe they remodeled the range at some point?

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