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  1. Re: UPCOMING RELEASES AND PRE-ORDERS. HOW for UK RESIDENTS?

    Sometimes new developments do not impress as progress/a better customer experience. Although a buyer of Britain's I never joined the Collectors Club and having seen the costs under the new system...
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    Re: Poor Little Julie Treefrog...

    HMMMMM...A split head personality!
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    Re: Club Figures and Standard?

    Hi,
    Got mine too. Included was the info on 2019 collectors club. It looks like a lot more bother if you are a UK collector. The cost has doubled and everything now appears to be run from the US....
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    Re: Stuck in the South

    I believe several units on Indian protection duties in Texas etc. had to make their way North, sometimes under non commissioned officers as their officers had joined the Southern cause, the 2nd U.S....
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    Re: French Indian War, back to the origins

    I would also like to add a few more 78th Highlanders to flesh out the couple that John did a while back.
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    Re: John Ford's Cavalry on the Move

    Hi,
    The 7th cavalry regimental colour (blue background/yellow fringe) was carried on the pack train and survived the battle. The 7th (Custer battalion) lost 5 x company guidon's plus Custer's own...
  7. Thread: New Foot Guard

    by Johnboy
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    Re: New Foot Guard

    [QUOTE=Cold Steel Miniatures;832476]here is the next figure in the line the standard bearer for the 3rd foot guards for the battle of Talavera 1809 and Waterloo 1815

    Hi,
    Lovely painting, however...
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    Re: Are we any nearer to getting new stock?

    Hi,
    I got a call from the collectors club earlier this week to say that one of the event figures will also be here next week. It was also mentioned that the "Standard" should be here next week and...
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    Re: Britain's Napoleonics for Sale

    Hi Scott,
    I would be interested in the 42nd.......36017 (standing firing)
    36019 (Port arms)
    ...
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    Re: EC toys closing

    OK, It has been remarked that most of us are from the "greying" side of the hobby....EG - adults. It's like when you are travelling by rail and the train stops with no explanation -you make your own...
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    Re: 2018 Texas Toy Soldier Show Flyer

    [QUOTE=PanzerAce1944;808216][SIZE=4][SIZE=5][B]Howdy,

    Well it looks like we have confirmed dates for San Antonio's 2018
    Texas Toy Soldier Show.More to follow soon enough !

    Hi,
    As a...
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    Re: EC toys closing

    [QUOTE=jomartvr;812260]Hi Thanasis

    Hi,
    What worries me is that Ken has not posted on this site for a while. He used to answer queries on a regular basis. He has a good following here in the UK,...
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    Re: Napoleonic Wars - Waterloo as post script

    Hi.....OK, will keep an eye out. The chances are that any WW1 overlooked trench death will be clothed to a certain degree. All you should need are head and hands . I did something similar years ago...
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    Re: Napoleonic Wars - Waterloo as post script

    Hi well.................It is Halloween, there must be something lying around to use....perhaps from a Hobbit cemetary:)
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    Re: Napoleonic Wars - Waterloo as post script

    Hi...........Your shortest and most amusing quote.............ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,:):)
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    Re: Napoleonic Wars - Waterloo as post script

    Casualty figures are always a problem. Cannot have a believable battle scene without them but don't want to pay the premium you paid for the hero pieces in the dio. Technology is slowly opening...
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    Re: Napoleonic Wars - Waterloo as post script

    The Imperial Guard was quite novel for the time but this idea can be found in most armies since. And such copying is tacit recognition of great ideas. The achievements that changed the world are what...
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    Re: Napoleonic Wars - Waterloo as post script

    I agree , Waterloo only restored the status quo and threw France into turmoil for decades to come. However , Napoleon himself restored a form of Monarchy by crowning himself Emperor in 1804!
    A...
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    Re: Napoleonic Wars - Waterloo as post script

    [ His death like all deaths left a gap amongst the living, but his would not be filled. The fiasco of the cavalry charges at Waterloo is evidence of the regret Napoleon would suffer for such losses...
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    Re: Napoleonic Wars - Waterloo as post script

    Hi,
    Well, I cannot possibly disagree with your comments re. the scale of previous battles. Napoleon was at the peak of both his generalship and administrative capabilities during these times. I'm...
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    Re: Napoleonic Wars - Waterloo as post script

    I am also a Napoleonic collector and have no particular reason not to collect Europeon troops from the various anti Bonaparte coalitions. It is true that I prefer to collect figures involved in the...
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    Re: Napoleonic Wars - Waterloo as post script

    [QUOTE=Fitzgibbon;799747]Yes, but we know this from the potted history of that skirmish. Who was at Wagram when 300,000 combatants fought to an inconclusive end over two days? The promised British...
  23. Thread: Casualties

    by Johnboy
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    Re: Casualties

    OK......well,
    The elephant in the room is an outfit called the Royal Navy. I am pretty sure they had a fighting part. At the Nile in 1798 they destroyed the French fleet and also stranded ...
  24. Re: New Releases for August 2017 - The Eighteenth Century Collection

    Hi,
    Yes...I collect POA, I've got most of them including the original set of the 78th Frasers. These are depicted in the Govt. tartan like the Black watch. I'm not sure why JJ would now depict them...
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    Re: Singapore Meet & Greet - Quebec Barge

    I have collected most of the figs for the POA and now the barge. The logical next step is the bit in between......yes - tactical scene of the L'Anse au Foulon landing area with at least a piece of...
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