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Re: 1771
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2019, 14:54:01 »
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« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2019, 20:16:25 »
Some really nice ones among them.
I´ve put together (very) similar ones, but I mostly use the soldiers with longcoats as officers and don´t build them in such large numbers as you do. Having seen most of your earlier/other customs as well, I assume you can meanwhile hold battles in your house involving "a few thousands" of 18th-century soldiers?
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« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2019, 20:21:24 »
Having seen most of your earlier/other customs as well, I assume you can meanwhile hold battles in your house involving "a few thousands" of 18th-century soldiers?

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Re: 1771
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2019, 10:19:48 »
The amount of jackets and coats you managed to gather is impressive in and of itself!  :o  I concur with Hadoque: when I see longcoats I immediately think of officers, and yet they look extremely good on massed infantry too.

Moreover, there's some pretty torsos underneath: the khaki ones look like a much better fit for the period than one'd think.

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« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2019, 08:34:11 »
Thanks a lot for your kind replies.
Actually there are not a few thousand 18th-century soldiers here at my place. At the moment I try to concentrate on certain topics and sell / swap other figures to finance the key-projects. Concerning the 18th century Culloden is one of my favourites and those figures will always stay. Apart from that I only want to work on 1732 and 1771 in the future. I really like the shape of the coat and I think it does not only work for officers. Ranks also wore coats with tails and the "older" printed torsos from playmobil always looked like short jackets to me (better suited for Napoleonic times or later). To count my armies you have just go through the three threads mentioned.....

(Apart from the three 18th-century topics I try to concentrate on only a few more projects: Napoleon in Egypt, The Great Parade (involving other figures from around 1900) and the Middle Ages. Concerning all the other topics (ACW, ECW, ancient times....) I am in a process of limiting myself to only the very best figures and put them on display as "individuals".)

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Re: 1771
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2019, 13:34:23 »
I really like the shape of the coat and I think it does not only work for officers. Ranks also wore coats with tails and the "older" printed torsos from playmobil always looked like short jackets to me (better suited for Napoleonic times or later).

The only limitation set by those coats is the inability to use anything but fat guy scabbards. Apart from that, I have to agree that the tails do give much more flavor to XVIII century soldiers.

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Re: 1771
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2019, 18:36:46 »
Ralf,
I have really enjoyed your "1732 to 1771" era figures!
Have you thought about including the "French and Indian War (1754–1763)"?
The Indian figures might be a real challenge?
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« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2019, 18:16:05 »
Richard, I actually thought about doing just that BUT
- including them in 1732-style would mean leaving out warpaint....wouldn't work (for me)
- 1771-style goes for more "correctness" and I would have to work with limited hair-options.....Iroqouis!?
So in the end I am quite happy that I can stick to my aim of limiting myself to some key-topics (at the moment).

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Re: 1771
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2019, 20:05:33 »
At the moment I try to concentrate on certain topics and sell / swap other figures to finance the key-projects. Concerning the 18th century Culloden is one of my favourites and those figures will always stay. Apart from that I only want to work on 1732 and 1771 in the future. I really like the shape of the coat and I think it does not only work for officers. Ranks also wore coats with tails and the "older" printed torsos from playmobil always looked like short jackets to me (better suited for Napoleonic times or later).

Ah, I see... I was under the (wrong) impression you kept all or most of the custom-figures you make, sometimes only updating them with newer parts or accessories.

I´ve also thought about using the longcoats for lower ranks / foot-soldiers, but have decided not to do so, with a few exceptions.
I often like to equip lower ranks with white cross-belts, and sofar there is not such a "fat" one that can fit over the coats.
The printed coats on older torsos may indeed sometimes (tend to) look a bit "short" now, but I can live with that. To me, most of the non-longcoat post-2000 soldiers - or customs based on them- still have a lot of charm and fit good enough among the newer ones with longcoats. It would also be too expensive to re-equip all my soldier-units with longcoat-wearing ones. Additionally often the older torsos aren´t suited for use under the longcoats.  And also, I bought a lot less white cook-torsos then you did.  ;)
So, personally I  keep the older soldier units (sometimes a bit updated with other or newer accessories) and add officers with longcoats to them. I did do one 40 man strong cavalry-unit all equipped with longcoats though.
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