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Edmund2011
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« on: 05 April 2020, 01:03:21 AM »

Hello everyone!

I hope you and your families are safe and well.

I am painting some old 25mm Ral Partha landsknechts, some of the references can be seen here:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/23-ral-partha-historical-renaissance-291014424

I am searching for some more renaissance figures that can be used with them. They are 25mm to the top of the head without counting the base. My impression is that current 25mm/28mm figures are much bigger... but I don't play with 28mm and don't know. Maybe the old (80s) GW Empire range could fit?

I would welcome any advice or photo/guide comparison you could share.

Thanks!!
Ed

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« Reply #1 on: 05 April 2020, 07:37:35 AM »

Hmmm....

Partha's figures were (I think) always slightly smaller than 'the rest', Ed.

Ironwind Metals are still doing quite a few of the old Partha figures....might be worth a look ?
My only other thought would be Wargames Foundry...They do some of the 'old' Citadel figures, I believe.

'Fraid my knowledge of more recent manufacturers is just about non-existant....But some of these nice chaps on the forum might well be able to point you at something suitable.

Cheers - Phil

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« Reply #2 on: 05 April 2020, 08:36:21 AM »

Everything I've bought over the past 20 years towers over my old Ral Partha minis, so I think you only option will be to see what Ironwind still have in production, or else other "vintage" manufacturers. Not sure what to suggest though, Hinchcliffe and Essex will still be too tall and Minifigs will look like blobs alongside the Ral Partha sculpts. Perhaps someone else on the forum can suggest alternatives?
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« Reply #3 on: 05 April 2020, 08:43:08 AM »

Sorry, I meant to say, I think Ironwind have changed their name to Ral Partha Europe now.
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« Reply #4 on: 05 April 2020, 09:07:00 AM »

No expert on this but years ago I bought whole lot of second hand Redoubt Enterprises 25mm Landsknechts at a convention for bit of opposition for a mainly Front Rank Burgundian army. The Front Rank stuff is more 28mm but the Redoubt stuff is definitely more 25mm in size from feet to top of their headgear.

https://www.redoubtenterprises.com/product-category/renaissance/infantry/

I have not dealt with the manufacturer myself. 

Good luck in your search Ed.
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« Reply #5 on: 05 April 2020, 11:23:08 PM »

Hello

Maybe you could try some of the scale creep 20mm plastics as rear rankers, Dark Dream (listed as 24mm) and Red Box (listed as 24.5mm) both have landsknechts:-

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/PeriodList.aspx?period=9











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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 12:11:41 AM »

Thanks for your comments.

Ironwind Metals are still doing quite a few of the old Partha figures....might be worth a look ?
My only other thought would be Wargames Foundry...They do some of the 'old' Citadel figures, I believe.

yes RAl Partha Europe is selling some RP old figures, but not the Condottiere/Renaissance range.  The Wargames Foundry option is good!

Not sure what to suggest though, Hinchcliffe and Essex will still be too tall and Minifigs will look like blobs alongside the Ral Partha sculpts.

Thanks, I take note Smiley

The Front Rank stuff is more 28mm but the Redoubt stuff is definitely more 25mm in size from feet to top of their headgear.

Ok, thanks!

Maybe you could try some of the scale creep 20mm plastics as rear rankers, Dark Dream (listed as 24mm) and Red Box (listed as 24.5mm) both have landsknechts:-

I'm really considering using Dark Dream Studios with them. I have their landsknecths figures you show for another unifinished project, but not with me right now, so I can not put DDS and RP together. Ral Partha are 25mm tall but with more volume and size compared to 1/72 figures. I think they will not mix well in a unit, but for a game they may share the battlefield.

Anyway, I keep exploring the lead market, as I may buy some 25mm metal swiss for a skirmish game or something similar.


I found this webpage with a list of brands for the period:

https://www.madaxeman.com/main/28mm_Renaissance_suppliers.php


And they mention a manufacturer called "Hoka Hey" that sells a 28mm Renaissance range produced in the past by Pendraken:

"HokaHey have picked up the range of Elizabethan figures originally designed and carried by Pendraken" and there is a link to Timeline

https://www.timelineminiatures.co.uk/page/border-reivers


I didn't know about it!


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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 11:07:04 AM »

Parkfield Miniatures do some Burgundians/ Swiss wars in 25mm, although they are not taking orders at the moment.


https://www.parkfieldminiatures.co.uk/
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