Perrys preview plastic Prussians

Perry Miniatures have updated their Plastics Workbench page with a description and photos of their upcoming 28mm plastic Napoleonic Prussian figures.

From their website:

The most common question we’ve been asked over the last two years is, quite rightly, ‘when are you going to make Prussians!’ At last they’re here! Well, the 3 up’s for the plastics are anyway. These are in the tooling process at the moment so we have no release date.

The set will comprise of 40 Line Musketeers/Grenadiers plus a detachment of 6 Volunteer Jaegers which were often attached to regiments. The 40 infantry will give you a full strength battalion at 20:1 (for man-sized games), although we will be making the command frame available to buy separately too (direct from us) for those who use a different ratio. This is something we’ll be doing for the other Napoleonic sets.

I’ve gone for the traditional march attack pose for the Line infantry and, as they’re advancing at speed, I’ve made the Jaegers ‘at trial’, firearms in one hand and their Hirschlangers in the other (!) There will be a metal conversion pack to make the musketeers/Grenadiers into Fusiliers too. A metal range will accompany this plastic set and will possibly be available prior to this set.

There will be enough heads with covered shakos for all the figures in the box. In addition there will be heads with the Line Feldmutze and peaked Schirmutze for the Jaegers as some units had them. Likewise the Jaeger belly pouch is separate as some Volunteer Jaeger units had them. With all the faces, I’ve tried to give them a Germanic look.

Most figures are in 3 pieces as we realise people like to build up units quickly, so you’ll get head , equipment (knapsack, haversack, cartridge box, short sword and half the greatcoat are in one piece) and body to put together.

The command frame comprises of one officer, one standard bearer, one drummer and an NCO.