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    Default Prince August 40MM Austrian Cuirassier

    Prince August has released the first cavalry figure in their new 40mm SYW home-cast range.

    http://princeaugust.blogspot.com/201...uirassier.html

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    Default Re: Prince August 40MM Austrian Cuirassier

    Very nice … BUT I wish they were 54mm as that is what I collect.

    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obee View Post
    Very nice … BUT I wish they were 54mm as that is what I collect.

    John
    AMEN TO THAT !!!

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    Default Re: Prince August 40MM Austrian Cuirassier

    I collect 54/60mm figures. I did have some 28mm war game figures years ago but they Lacked "personality".

    I often wondered, however, if there was a substantial range of 40mm figures for a particular conflict (e.g. Napoleonics, ACW, AWI or Ancients) we could collect more figures at more economical pricing. 40mm is large enough to get some good detail and facial expressions and I would estimate that they would cost about 1/3rd to 1/2 less than the standard 54/60mm.
    Its not really practical for most collectors of the larger sizes to switch now. But, if a new less covered series like the Franco-Prussian War, Crimean War, Sino-Japanese War or Thirty Years War came out maybe collectors would be interested. Its very expensive to build a scene or diorama with multiple figures. If you wanted to depict a Napoleonic battle with 100 figures including infantry, cavalry and artillery I would estimate that 54/60mm figures would run between $7500 and $10,000. In 40mm it would average $4500 to $6000.
    A substantial difference.
    The maker of the 40mm range would have to show that they are committed to making a "full range" of figures for both sides of the conflict before I would consider.
    With prices for infantry now averaging $45 to $60 and cavalry $100 to $150 maybe the smaller size is a viable option for the future.

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    Default Re: Prince August 40MM Austrian Cuirassier

    Quote Originally Posted by nysoldiers View Post
    I collect 54/60mm figures. I did have some 28mm war game figures years ago but they Lacked "personality".

    I often wondered, however, if there was a substantial range of 40mm figures for a particular conflict (e.g. Napoleonics, ACW, AWI or Ancients) we could collect more figures at more economical pricing. 40mm is large enough to get some good detail and facial expressions and I would estimate that they would cost about 1/3rd to 1/2 less than the standard 54/60mm.
    I stopped wondering years ago when it became very apparent that the manufacturers would not, or could not commit to doing "complete" ranges.

    I have many "Tradition" 40mm figures. The best ones are by Charles Stadden, of course. My primary interest is the Army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. I mere four (4) figures in their Napoleonic series, none in their 7 Years War series (but loads of bloody Prussians) Years after Charles retired, the late Alan Caton did some nice WWI figures. Something like 15 foot, a mortar team and 2 x cavalery, but no opposition (eg: Serbs, Russians, Italians)

    Russell Gammage of "Rose Miniatures" also dabbled in 40mm. A Zulu War series, for example, featured in the catalogue for a short time.

    Josef Radosta of "RAMI" (from Prague) does some very interesting, well made 40mm stuff. Coming from part of the "Old" empire, he does stuff I like. Trouble is that 40mm is not his main interest.

    I believe that the worm will turn. Indeed I believe that it has to eventually. 1/30 scale is too big and too dear. Not in my lifetime, I expect!

    Happy Collecting,

    Oberstinhaber.

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    Default Re: Prince August 40MM Austrian Cuirassier

    It would be nice to see some new 54mm molds in PA's Seven Years War catalog, to be sure, but it's encouraging to see this set of new molds, even if it's in the 40mm wargame catalog. It looks like the figures cast with much crisper detail than many of the older molds do.

    Prost!
    Brad
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    Default Re: Prince August 40MM Austrian Cuirassier

    Quote Originally Posted by rahway View Post
    Prince August has released the first cavalry figure in their new 40mm SYW home-cast range.

    http://princeaugust.blogspot.com/201...uirassier.html

    Nice Figure !
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