Thursday, February 12, 2015

British 30th Foot - Old Glory 2

Continuing on with my self-imposed Nothing But Napoleonics February, off the painting desk marches an 18 figure battalion of British infantry.  These figures are my first eye-witness sampling of Old Glory's Second Edition 28mm Napoleonics.  Compared against Front Rank or Brigade Games'  28s, these guys are slender, pencil-waisted leadmen.  Really!  With no hips and skinny legs, how could they keep their trouser hoisted up?  I suppose figures represent a unit after several seasons of hard campaigning and deprivation.  A shadow they will not cast!   
Still, the figures are quite serviceable despite their scrawny build and occasional ugly mug and, hopefully, fight like a tiger on the tabletop.  Having their own charm, an entire army of these figures would look good.  On the gaming table, they will look fine among the other manufacturers' figures.  
Next off the painting desk will be a unit of Sash & Saber French line masquerading as Swiss.

16 comments:

  1. Great looking Redcoats, Jonathan. Having some in brown trousers is a nice touch. Their 2nd Ed. French are the same way - a bit on the slender side when compared to Victrix and Perry - as well as a tad shorter overall. The muskets and bayonets are compatible though - although the metal bayonets are understandably more robust.

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    1. Thank you, Dean!

      The British are very slender in build, for sure. Good to know that the 2nd Edition French are the same and appreciate the insight regarding compatibility with Victrix and Perry..

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  2. Visually the overall impression is very good, even if these guys obviously haven't enjoyed any abundance of the local paella. How is the price incentive on this Old Glory range compared to the competitors?

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    1. Thanks, Soren! The lads have been on campaign without a good supply of victuals. Price wise, the Old Glory figures are a bargain. When you account for the Old Glory Army Card, the 25mm figures work out to about USD 0.72 each!

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    2. That IS a bargain... and even cheaper than Perry Plastic Napoleonic Inf, which is about 0,76 per figure! - more worryingly, I just paid 2,67 dollar/miniature for some Mutton Chop WW1 Germans!

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  3. I like the look of them. Well done!

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    1. Thank you, Scott! Not so sure if I want to add any more of the Old Glory 2nd Edition figures into the collection, though. I may stick with the big, corn-fed Front Rank figures for the bulk of the project.

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    2. That's about what I concluded too. I liked Old Glory's Austrians well enough, but Front Rank just have that look.

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  4. They look very nice jonathan, I've never seen slim OG figures before. All the 15 mm ones I have are quite robust.

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    1. Hi Paul! I guess the Old Glory 2nd edition figures are all svelte like these Brits. See Dean's comment above on the French.

      Thanks for the comment!

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  5. Nice work. Like many manufacturers, they look best in their own units. Interestingly I don't own any OG 2nd edition - they never moved on to anything beyond the basic line infantry of the major powers.

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    1. Thanks, Peter! I have a few leftovers from the British bag. If you would like them, I will send them on for your review.

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  6. Well they may be scrawny but they still look like stout chaps. I have a bunch of Old Glory ACW figures, I don't even think they're 2nd Ed because they don't show up on the current OG website, and man are they thinny, exactly as you describe your fellows. Great idea to dedicate a month to one period.

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    1. I do not think I will pick up any more of the OG2s. A collection exclusively of them would be fine but mixed with other brands, too skinny.

      Well, halfway through the month and still nothing but Napoleonics.

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