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!


  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,


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

  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.

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

  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?

  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.

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

  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?

  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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