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IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2012 8:53 a.m. PST

I recently received my order from Brigade Games; five packs of American infantry circa 1814. They depict the uniform of Scott's brigade i.e. short jackets with no turn backs, trousers no gaiters and tombstone shakos. I bought one command pack, one skirmish pack (for the light company) and three marching packs.

The figures are exquisitely sculpted; facial features and body positions are varied to avoid monotony and so are full of character. There is a bit more flash than the British Napoleonic infantry and naval series but nothing significant. I am sure they will be a joy to paint as much as the Brits. All of the range is single piece castings as opposed to the British infantry, which had separate heads/collars for the choice of round hats or shakos. Separate heads is a very good option that makes it makes it easier to paint that difficult area around the collar/shoulder area.

With one exception the uniforms and equipment are historically accurate and detailed. The one exception is the drummer. He has epaulettes on both shoulders that signify the rank of sergeant. It is highly unlikely there were sergeant drummers….sergeant-majors as drum majors leading a band yes but not drummers. So, a sharp knife is in order (for us fastidious types ) to carve off the epaulettes. Nonetheless, a superb start to a futures War of 1812 series. I don't know who the sculptor of Brigade Games figures is but he is really good and should be acknowledged.

I must compliment Lon and his staff at Brigade Games for excellent service for past orders and particularly this last one. On my previous order I lost two heads from the aforementioned Brits and they were included with my order…no charge and no fuss.

caubeen16 Dec 2012 10:46 a.m. PST

I believe the sculptor is Paul Hicks. An excellent and prolific sculptor.

dbf167616 Dec 2012 11:49 a.m. PST

How do they match up with Vitrix and Perry?

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2012 3:08 p.m. PST

I just did a comparison and they match up well.

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Dec 2012 3:57 p.m. PST

"How do they match up with Victrix and Perry?"

They were made to be compatible.


Edwulf18 Dec 2012 4:49 p.m. PST

Quality sculptor is Paul Hicks.
Is he based in the UK?
Foundry should hire him.

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