New Set Announcement: Bavarians!

New Set Announcement: Bavarians!

The Bavarians under their "Mad King" Ludwig II fought both with and against the Prussians in the wars of 1866 and 1870. We've designed this set to include headgear for both conflicts along with command. The set will feature 30 figures and be available a little later this year. 

Here are some painted versions by Jason Frowde. We'll have the full sprue and the box illustration soon.

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Dick - June 21, 2021

I can’t help but think these are a good basis for Castle Falkenstein miniatures if one added a bit of steampunk stuff and maybe a hint of fantasy to a few of them.

Jeff Sargent - June 10, 2021

Great set to go with Werewolves and Vampires ,hint,hint.

Marc - June 6, 2021

Very cool! This set would be one where a few extra heads could go a long way. With extra hats, shakos and Pickelhauben, you could portray most participants of the war of 1866. The uniforms were rather similar at this time. Some cuffs and boots would not be perfect, but there is huge conversion potential here.
Have a look here:
Keep up the good work

Alex Friedrichs - June 5, 2021

I don’t even need those, but being Bavarian I guess I’ll have to get some.

Axel - June 5, 2021

Together with the Perry Prussian & French plastic set this could really bring me into another 28mm war. I desperately tried and managed to stay out of Napoleonics and ACW, but this is tempting…

Doc Smith - June 5, 2021

Looks like a great set and will fill a niche in FPW plastics. That said there are one or two issues with the figures as shown. The trumpeter should have a slung rifle rather than a sword in the other hand. Only officers and senior NCOs carried swords. Bavarians in this period mostly used drummers, similar to most other Prussian/German infantry. The light infantry (particularly jaeger and schuetzen) swapped the traditional horn for the more manageable trumpet for the Franco-Prussian War.

Graham Minshaw - June 4, 2021

Great choice of dual purpose figure…the soft caps don’t look quite right though. They seem to have a floppy appearance than you have depicted them. Otherwise all good.

Shaun Gooch - June 4, 2021

Yes! Yes! All very good and Germanically efficient! Vorsprung durch Fritzy!

But the pressing question….

How are those Crimean War British Grenadier Guards coming along???

If we can have Franco Prussian War! Surely we can give some love to the Crimean War!

It contains Frenchmen and Russians Sardinians and Turks, not to mention the Scots, besides us English.

The most pointless war in history. Perhaps!

But it needs love and representation all the same!

Keep up the great work guys!

Doshu Tokeshi - June 4, 2021

Hurrah! Looks jolly good! I think an excellent opponent box would be a Garde Mobile/Garde Nationale box. That would be cracking! A perfect pairing and no duplication of other companies. As well as covering the second half of the FPW.

Martin Gane - June 4, 2021

These look interesting and lots of scope for conversion opportunities. Cannot see the details of the gaiters , these look more like soft boots and it might just be the photos but the sword guard looks huge. This minor gripes aside this is a welcome addition to the period, I particularly like the spare rifle as this creates lots of opportunities to create a variety of poses.

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