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Parkfield Miniatures

United Kingdom

Great Northern War foot
As Delivered

Barrett Scale: 24½L/M
Mixes best with: Probably most of the older ranges that cover this period.
Long Review: Yet another period that my info is very shaky on. I will judge these figures purely on their sculpting and what I have been able to glean on the period in a (very) short browse on the web and a few dimly-recalled memories in assorted wargames magazines.
Simon has proved that he can maintain consistent sculpting- over the various ranges I have seen (as well as stretching from early figures to later figures), the ranges all seem to be very consistent in terms of size- no scale creep here. The poses are very "standard", and look right for what I know of the period. There is some flash, but not a great deal, and it should be fairly easy to clean off.
The horse looks like an officer's horse- quite dainty and petite by comparison to the slightly rougher horses I'd expect to see for troopers. The rider is also quite well-proportioned, and does not suffer from that common problem of too long legs and short torso. The rider is also in proportion to the infantry (another common failing of many ranges), and measures out to the same height as an infantryman.
These figures, combined with the Glorious Revolution range, should cover the 1680s to 1720s quite comprehensively.
Commentary: Good figures which should paint up very easily.
Historical Accuracy: Four Average.
Pose Quality: Four Average.
Sculpting: Four Average. This set is showing their age in terms of the sculpting style.
Casting: Four Average. There is a little mould slippage and some cleaning, but not excessively so.
Sources: These figures donated by Simon Lee.
Sculptors: Simon Lee.
Other reviews for this company: See the reviews:

Assorted additional images of the figures

Glorious Revolution horse and rider, as delivered

Glorious Revolution two infantrymen, as delivered

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