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doc mcb03 Aug 2010 8:48 a.m. PST

REVIEW OF OLD GLORY SEMINOLES

These are several years old, but I'm just now getting around to painting them, and perhaps others will be interested.

I bought the two southern AWI scenario books for SHARP PRACTICE, and several scenarios feature Cherokees, including a number armed with "traditional weapons," i.e. knives and tomahawks. So I decided to get these done.

I had bought one bag of each in the Second Seminole War line; that included three bags of Indians or maroons. I didn't pay attention to what was in each bag, so what's below is a description of 90 figures from all three. And in truth, I can't see much if any difference among the figures, as regards Seminoles versus the black Maroons. All seem dressed pretty much the same.

The bag of "warriors attacking with hatchets and knives" has five each of six poses.

The other two bags total 60 miniatures in ten different poses. However, these are very unevenly divided: 16/60 are standing firing, and 8/16 each are standing loading with ramrod or kneeling firing. So 32/60 are in one of these three poses.
The other seven poses are kneeling ready (5) and kneeling loading (3), three poses advancing/running (3 each), and two poses standing ready (7 and 4).

There are twelve different heads, all with turbans, some with one feather or two. The differences among the heads are sometimes subtle.

ALMOST every figure can be a unique combination of body and head. Since there are no "uniforms," the few duplicates are not a problem.

The heads are easy to glue on; one does need to trim the "stick" neck that the head goes onto; otherwise the look is sometimes giraffe-like long necks.

My major criticism is that the figures are all too chunky around the middle. These are well-fed Indians! Part of it is that their tunics flare out; as all women know, that style makes your butt look big. But part of it is just Old Glory's sculpting style.

Nevertheless, these should paint up very nicely, and I look forward to playing with them.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2010 9:00 a.m. PST

Thanks for the review and catalogue of what's in the bags.

Rick

Microbiggie03 Aug 2010 9:18 a.m. PST

Doc McB

Don't forget the article on gaming the 2SW with Sharp Practice in the TFL Christmas Special.

We need to get you down to ATl to do some Sharp Practice gaming

Mark

combatpainter Fezian03 Aug 2010 9:36 a.m. PST

Here is some of what he is talking about-

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doc mcb03 Aug 2010 9:40 a.m. PST

Oooohhh, very nice, CP.

95thRegt03 Aug 2010 11:20 a.m. PST

I have OG's US Army figures which I am very happy about.

Bob

doc mcb03 Aug 2010 11:41 a.m. PST

CP, those bases are very nicely evergladed.

Mark, it's on my list of things to do!

combatpainter Fezian03 Aug 2010 1:06 p.m. PST

CP, those bases are very nicely evergladed.

It is what it is, Doc :)

377CSG Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2010 3:03 p.m. PST

I also have these figures both US and Seminoles. They are very nice and sculpting is very good. I have not started painting yet as I am trying to figure out how to make palmetto plants. It is not the Seminole war without these plants.

Buckeye AKA Darryl13 Dec 2018 6:02 p.m. PST

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