Hi, just a quickie: Are GWM's Crimeans compatible with Radetzky's??My wife, bless her cottons, in order to surpise me with a present (no doubt she wants something in return or she's broken something expensive..) got me a British Crimean War Regiment.Unfortunately not Hicksy's masterpieces but GWM's version. They are nice enough but I obviously fancy Radetzky minis a lot and would like to mix...Good, bad, ugly?Thanks for any comment Cheers S.P.
On a different sort of compatibilty, how do British Crimean models compare with other British models of the same period? In other words can I use these models in other theaters of operation? I am particularly interested in India and South Africa from the late 1840s to the early 1860s.Terry
@Morsleib: I'm not claiming to be an expert by any means but I think that you might be able to get away with the officers and the shako wearing infantry for South Africa but they'd have to be troops quite new to the country. I've seen some contemporary illustrations of the battle (don't know if "battle" is quite the right word for it) at the Boomah Pass and it shows British regulars wearing Albert shakos but it seems that troops quite often seemed to strip things down to the barest minimum they could as soon as they could uniform-wise. I'd say that forage caps with greenstuff covers added, wide brimmed straw hats and jackets with the lace removed would suit very nicely. Given that the Dutch settlers on the cape were a very traditional society there's probably a reasonable amount of scope to use the Warlord metal hat sprues for conversions at a push, especially the knitted one which you could paint as straw. Sorry, I've just realised how self indulgent and rambling that post sounds
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I'd like to know how GW and Radetzky compair too.I have a mix of GW and Foundry ATM but am always looking for figures for another unit. I kind of like the Radetzky figures funny gait(drinking maybe?) makes them different from the stiff marching figures I have.Pete