Figure Set Conversion Suggestions

Every diorama enthusiast approaches a common problem in different manners.  This issue is commonality in positions.  Too many figures from a manufacturer(s) that takes away from the war game board or diorama.  Unless you are a fanatic about detail being maintained no matter what, the crease of a lapel, the side the scabbard or haversack is on or where the emblems are located on a bearskin hat conversions in this scale can be a very cool way to solve this problem.  Taking an Exacto knife to figures to change positions and figures to opposing armies is something most have us have done already.  But one thing we can do to make things easier is eyeball other sets, and in different time periods to scavenge for new and usable positions.

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THE 7YRS WAR AUSTRIAN AND PRUSSIAN INFANTRY SETS ARE GREAT TO INTEGRATE INTO ARW SET-UPS.  THE TRI CORNER HATS MATCH WELL WITH CONTINENTAL REGULARS AND BRITISH LIGHT INFANTRY PLUS THE GRENADIERS MAKE NICE HESSIANS.  THE AUSTRIAN CAVALRY MAKE FOR NICE MOUNTED OFFICERS.  PLUS THE AUSTRIAN ARTILLERY SET, WHILE RARE AND A BIT PRICEY HAS GOOD CANNONS AND MANY DIFFERENT POSITIONS FOR ARTILLERY BATTERIES MOSTLY SUITABLE FOR THE BRITISH. 
THE IMPERIAL INFANTRY 30YRS WAR HAS MANY POSITIONS THAT MAKE FOE NICE CONQUISTADORS.  LIKEWISE 1/2 THE SET OF SWEDISH CAVALRY WILL DO THE JOB FOR MOUNTED CONQUISTADORS.  MARS IS A SUITABLE CHEAPER ROUTE TO FILL IN THE PIZARRO CLAN'S RANKS:) 
THE BRITISH NAPOLEONIC ARTILLERY HAS AN ACCESSORY ONLY FOUND IN THAT SET:STACKED MUSKETS.  SUCH A SIMPLE THING THAT IS SO NEEDED IN CAMPS AND FORTIFIED LINES, GUN EMPLACEMENTS AND FORTIFICATIONS FOR 1770-1865 CONFLICTS.  IF YOU DUMP THAT SET, KEEP THE MUSKET STACKS!
IMEX
THE EASTERN FRIENDLY INDIAN SET HAS HUTS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR A VIKING VILLAGE.  THE ACCESSORIES FOR THE MOST PART ARE USABLE IN MOST TIME PERIODS FROM MEDIEVAL TO THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.  FIGURES CAN ALSO BE USED IN WESTERN FORTS. 
THE LEWIS & CLARK SET HAS FIGURES SUITABLE FOR THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR, ACW AND TEXAS-MEXICO WAR. 
THE ALAMO DEFENDERS HAS MANY POSITIONS SUITABLE FOR BOTH SIDES OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.  ESPECIALLY SOUTHERN IRREGULAR TROOPS.95% OF ALL THE TROOPS MADE BY ALL MANUFACTURERS FOR THE CIVIL WAR CAN BE USED FOR EITHER SIDE.  THERE ARE GREAT POSITIONS IN BOTH THE PIONEER AND PILGRIM FIGURE SETS PLUS NICE ACCESSORIES THAT ARE VERY COMPLIMENTARY TO ACW SET-UPS.  THERE ARE MANY POSITIONS SUITABLE FOR ENGINEER PROJECTS AS THEY ARE SWINGING PICKS AND CARRYING LUMBER AMONG THE FIGURES IN EACH SET.  PLUS THE WOMEN CARRYING WATER AND OTHER GOODS MAKE FOR GREAT CAMP FOLLOWERS AND TOWNSFOLK.
  MANY OF THE ALAMO MEXICAN INFANTRY WITH SHAKO HATS ARE NICE REPLACEMENTS FOR BRITISH INFANTRY CIRCA 1815.
THE IMEX WAGON TRAIN SET MAKES AN INSTANT SUPPLY CONVOY FOR ACW AND EVEN ZULU WAR BRITISH ARMY SUPPORT.
CONNESTOGA WAGONS ARE VERY NICE MATCHES FOR THE BRITISH ZULU WAR.
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