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New from Murawski Miniatures

07 Jul

Right now I am feeling the call of Napoleonics again. So once I done with those WWII Brits on my table right now, I shall tackle some Poles from Murawski Miniatures. I am currently cleaning those up (and am waiting for a few more in the mail to complete the numbers for this regiment) and they have given me quiet some joy just cleaning them up due to their level of detail and crisp animation. So in this mood of happiness I stumbled over their July newsletter and thought I should share it with you.Those firing line look ace, especially the command and I think they will make a great addition to my collection in the future!

These pictures here just show some of my favorites, but I think their July newsletter is well worth checking out!

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11 responses to “New from Murawski Miniatures

  1. Tom Halpin

    July 8, 2014 at 06:34

    Burkhard, I’m trying to reduce my mountains of metal and plastic, du Schweinhund!!!

    They look fantastic – Calpe standard, almost…

     
    • Burkhard

      July 8, 2014 at 07:20

      Lol, I know that feeling if it is any consolation. I guess with a new job one of the first things I would do is buy myself through Rogers range!

      Regarding the standard… they are different from Calpe so it is hard to compare them, but I would definitely put them on par or above Perry. Definitely far above Perry when it comes to the casting quality!

       
  2. Nysse

    July 8, 2014 at 07:53

    Great looking miniatures indeed from Murawski and nice to see that they are expanding! Too bad they only do Poles though… Still might be a good chance for trying to speak some at the club into building up forces for befreiungskriege…

    And it’s really a shame that Perry can’t get their casting quality up to current standards. Amazing sculpts, but the amount of work required in cleanup is sometimes very daunting.

     
    • Burkhard

      July 8, 2014 at 11:57

      While it sure is a shame that they only do Poles, the minis are great and I think the Poles are great in their uniforms as well. You can see the influences of the French uniforms, while retaining Polish elements. I was simply amazed when I saw the Czapka shaped tops of the Grenadiers bearskins.

      It is a shame about the Perry quality. Maybe they can get it up, now that they have quit GW, but i doubt it, since it seems they did not care over the past few years either!

       
  3. Carlo

    July 9, 2014 at 01:45

    Hi Burkhard – they are amazing sculpts and you are right, the casting quality is exceptional. Being in Australia Nic Robson from Eureka has the rights and they are top notch. This is my big Napoleonic Project for 2015/2016 . Have you seen the amazing uniform books from Karabella for the Grand Duchy of Warsaw? I am doing a review on my blog in the next few weeks.

     
    • Burkhard

      July 10, 2014 at 06:31

      Hi Carlo,

      glad you agree on the sculpts and quality. As far as I know, Nic does not only have the rights for Australia, but also casts them for Roger at Murawski. So it is not surprise, that the casting quality is really high. Never had a miscast or even one with lots of flash from Eureka in all those years!

       
      • Burkhard

        July 10, 2014 at 06:36

        Oh, almost forgot. I have not seen the Karabella book yet, but I am really looking forward to your review. While i only have one unit now, I can really see my Polish force expanding in the future, so the more information, the better!

         
  4. vonpeterhimself

    July 9, 2014 at 11:00

    Hi Burkhard. Everyone seems to be doing Poles at the moment (at least around here) … so you’d be a fool not to!! 8O)

    Have you seen/heard of The History Book Man range of guides. I’ve got the “The Army of the Duchy of Warsaw 1807-1814” disc and it is wonderful … especially at the cost of £3.99 plus postage. A few details on my blog.

    Salute
    von Peter himself

     
    • Burkhard

      July 10, 2014 at 06:35

      Hi vP! Well to quote an Irish band… everyone else is doing it… why can´t we! 😉

      I actually bought the CD from the History Book Man when you posted about it on your blog. Showed up on Tuesday, but I have not had the time to look through it. I got told that it contains a number of historical inaccuracies when it come to the uniforms, right now this makes me a little apprehensive, so I guess I will analyze the information quite carefully. :-/

       
      • vonpeterhimself

        July 10, 2014 at 11:29

        Oh bl**dy heck! I’d be interested to hear what these alleged inaccuracies might be.

        I’m certainly not in the market to spend a lot of money on multiple perhaps expensive books just so I can have four battalions, a couple of cavalry regiments and a battery or two. I like to get my figures historically correct but then I’m not fanatical about it. And even if I were fanatical I’ve seen enough cases of fanatics not being able to agree that I am a little bit wary … or should that be weary! … of historical accuracy. We all do our best I guess.

        Ooops, time to cease the sermon. I look forward to seeing some Poles in this here blog … and I shall be looking with great interest to see if you festoon your infantry’s czapka’s with white tap or not! 8O)

        Salute
        von Peter himself

         
        • Burkhard

          July 13, 2014 at 13:31

          I have to admit, that I am not entirely sure about the inaccuracies, but I was told by someone who should know, that his uniform research was supposed to be somewhat superficial. I will have to check the information against a few other sources to make my own final verdict. Which will also decide on the czapka tabs! 😉 I shall keep you posted!

           

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