Tuesday, July 26, 2011

OG British line, the prepainted units

Well. I did treat myself to some "no Historicon this year" figures, but given commitments to Czar Barry and the 2012 Borodino painting schedule, they were the OG '2nd Edition' pre-painted 1815 British line.  I picked up a box each of the command, center and flank companies in both blue and yellow facings.

I was very happy with the quality, both of the painting (let's face it, better than I can do) and the packaging. Of course, the service was great also, ....I've been an army member for years, always ordering two to four times a year and getting exactly what I ordered and quickly delivered as well.  But, you're probably here for the photos:

 The first photo shows the command pack, notice the Elmer's glue is still wet!

Closer even view.  Other unit, notice NCO's sponsoon posed slightly different from first unit.
Finally,an entire unit of 18.  There are actually two units, the only difference is the standard bearers and sergeants are in slightly different poses.   Oh, and I have a pair of units in blue facings! ;-)    The flags are downloads from Warflags.com ;  great site, free flags!  These in particular are in the historical brigade in the June 1815 OOB  so you can be sure to get the correct unit colors for the various units with a particular color facing.  Pack's and Kempt's Brigades are started.

Hopefully this week I will get the basing done on these fellows and the Chassuers a Cheval.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely a creditable job for prepainted on very nice figures at a reasonable price, Joe. Looks like they've been treated with "the dip" by the painter; is that right?

    How are you organizing these figures? Six stands of three per Battalion/regt (which is the same as my usual)?