Now, Mirliton make what I consider some of the finest cavalry for the Second Italian War of Independence in 18mm and their artillery is first rate too. Oh, and Bersaglieri? Outstanding! Actually, the entire product line for the period is first rate.
The main issue keeping me from ordering more of the figures is the expense of shipping to the USA. It is not uncommon for an order for USD$100 to cost nearly USD$50! That is correct, almost 50% of order value and the figures are not inexpensive to begin.
One benefit of ordering through Tony is that a discount is offered but a minimum order size is required. In the case of this order, a minimum of EUR 85 is required. The high cost of postage still must be born, but a minimum 25% discount is offered for the figures, themselves.
Mirliton also offers a number of other very interesting and well crafted ranges including Ancients, Renaissance, Napoleonics, and Franco-Austrian War in 28mm. On one past order, I included a number of wounded Roman to be used as markers.
|Mirliton wounded Romans|
I must put pencil to paper and come up with an order. Focus will likely be on cavalry since I can get suitable infantry from other vendors but I must have more cavalry. Unfortunately (well, maybe fortunately for my wallet), Mirliton doe not offer French for this conflict in 18mm. A very handsome range in 28mm is available, though.
If any U.S. reader fancies seeing some of these figures in hand, drop me an email and we can work out the details of piggybacking onto my order.