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Monday, 30 December 2019

Ros 25mm French Infantry - A Christmas Project

Just before Christmas I obtained a rather large figure collection, with about 50% Ros and 50% Minifigs S Range, all napoleonic. Some may have noticed that my sister blog is devoted to Ros 25mm figures and this was a good opportunity to add to my French units.

Here are the finished figures, formed into three units, freshly painted with Ros command figures added. Thee are two line infantry units and one light forming an early brigade size formation:






11 comments:

  1. Bob they have scrubbed up really well given they were always intended to be a budget range. I don't think I've ever seen so many Ros 25mm in one place. They are a testament to your painting.

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    1. Many thanks. Considering that these figures were once voted the ugliest wargame figures ever, I am quite pleased with the result.

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    2. Whoever voted for Ros can't have seen any Kirk.

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  2. I'm not sure how I missed that other blog! (or forgot it?) Very interesting! I had quite a few Rospak plastic Greeks but don't recall hearing of this metal range but then I've never done 25mm Napoleonics. With the plastic Rospak figures my mind leapt to the handful of hard plastic Napoleonics I did have in the 70's, until I remembered that they were 30mm Segom acetate!

    What a great project!

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    1. I do wonder if I will ever find those missing few. I cannot even confirm that they were actually all released as I am basing my lists on the adverts that appeared in the wargame magazines at the time. I know that Ros produced a range of metal ancient figures, although I have never seen any. Did they just cast the plastic Rospak figures in metal?

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    2. Rospaks were only produced for a period of 11 months, between December 1981 and October 1982. Ros 25mm metals were similarly short lived, though I don't have any dates. I remember n=being interested (a) in their price compared to other metals and (b) in particular the availability of British Infantry in Stovepipes. I never had the time to save enough for an order before they went out of production. The rumour went they were put under a lot of pressure from other manufacturers who didn't welcome competition from a budget line - think BA and Flybe.

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  3. Lovely, cheerful figures. Happy 2020!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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