Friday, July 28, 2017

15mm Old Glory Napoleonic Austrians

One of the most entertaining aspects of this hobby for me is to  get an idea, formulate a plan, and then put forth the time and resources to bring the idea into reality. I have just finished one such project, a large contingent of Austrians based for General de Brigade, a scale of 1:20.

Here is how they turned out.

A full brigade with supporting landwehr battalions

Line regiments defending the town

Border regiments and jagers holding the right flank

Austrian light cavalry brigade

Another view of the town

The newly added grenadier division of seven battalions, each of 24 figures.

A cavalry battery

A landwehr brigade of the light division

Line regiments defending the church

The reserve cavalry division of two brigades

Another line brigade with supporting landwehr battalions.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Warlord Games British Dragoons

I purchased three boxes of Warlord Games' British Dragoons in order to build up two 18 man cavalry units. I opted for the heads with bicorns as my armies are primarily for the war in Spain.

Each box contains six identical sprues plus a bag containing three metal figures.  The metal figures are, at least to me, noticeably larger than their plastic counterparts. The detail is fairly good, but not nearly as good as the Perry plastic cavalry figures. I also wish there was more variety in the poses of the horses; there are only two.

The box allows you to build them up as the Scots Greys, later dragoons with helmets, or, as in my case, early dragoons with bicorns.  On a scale from 1-10, I'd rate them about an 8. The biggest plus is that it fills a gap in available plastics that hasn't been covered to this point.

Here is a link to my Youtube post:

Here are a few pictures:

one regiment with green facings

The other with yellow

I like the detail on the back of the figure more than that on the front