Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Napoleonic British Infantry

Hope everyone had a great Easter break. Here are some Napoleonic British battalions from 1815 I painted a few years back. First up is the 1st battalion KGL, made from my carefully hoarded boxes of Revell Napoleonic British Infantry.

Next, the 1/ and 2/95th Rifles, also from Revell. This is one of my favourite sets of figures.

The 71 (Glasgow) Light infantry, from the disappointing HaT set, along with some figures from A Call to Arms and a converted Esci bugler.

And one of my favourite British regiments - the 52 Oxfordshire Light Infantry.

As always, click to make 'em bigger. Thanks for looking!

10 comments:

  1. Very nice looking figures. I've often been tempted to do small Napoleonic actions, especially after watching a Sharpe movie (!), but you know how it is...so many figures, so little time!

    Well done mate,

    Nick

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  2. Good looking figs....I like the look of napoleonic stuff but as Nick has said...time is limited :-D
    Cheers
    paul

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  3. Thanks chaps...I cleverly painted a few hundred figures and based them for a rules system that nobody plays, so my Napoleonics have been on the back burner for a while now. If the period variant of Impetus for battalion-level battles gets written I might get back into them.

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  4. Wow, those are very nice, man. Are they based for any particular ruleset? They look just fine for Lasalle. Keep 'em coming! :)

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  5. Thanks Francisco. I based them for Republique, which is a not very good game that nobody plays. I haven't looked at Lasalle - is it good?

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  6. IMHO, it's a lot of fun. I bought the PDF edition from Sam Mustafa's website a few months ago and gave it a try solo, it's quite simple, but not simplistic. The game puts you in the role of a Divisional General, with full battalion-level tactics at your disposal. You can play a relatively small battle (with 2 or so brigades per side) in under 2 hours, and a big, full-division battle can be done in 3-4 hours, which in my book is great.

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  7. Plastics! ... Youre a man after my own heart. Great work, keep them coming.

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  8. Nice, Dux! I agree with you re. HaT's light infantry although their later Peninsula infantry are up to scratch. I have Revell's rifles figure but not their line infantry as I wanted to make a Peninsula army, not Waterloo. Your flags are very nice, too. Where'd you get them from BTW?

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  9. Merci Monsieur!

    The flags are from Napflags - http://www.warflag.com/napflags/index.htm
    I like the HaT Peninsula set a lot - from the same sculptor who did the Nassau infantry, I think, which have to be some of the nicer 1/72 figures ever made.

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