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Tiberius09 Feb 2018 3:48 a.m. PST

These are the old Airfix soft plastic 1/72nd scale French Line Infantry
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I am basing them for Blucher.
https://sammustafa.com/blucher

I have kept these for 43 years, even though I was not interested in Napoleonics as I could not part with figures. and just when I decide to throw them or give them away, I find the Blucher rules and the podcast Napoleon 101. Considering their age, I am happy with them. napoleonbonapartepodcast.com

I hope you like them. Constructive comments are welcomed.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2018 12:14 p.m. PST

My 40 year old Airfix are very brittle, and tend to break at the legs and arms.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

I retired my 1966 Airfix (Napoleonics; Medievals; WWII)
25 years ago – same reason, brittleness…

bobspruster09 Feb 2018 5:01 p.m. PST

I still have mine, but want to rebase them for Black Powder and LaSalle. Many of the guys first saw a table top battlefield around 1975.

Tiberius11 Feb 2018 3:58 a.m. PST

I cannot seem to load the original pictures that I tried to load with the original post so here is the link to the album

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2018 7:20 a.m. PST

Won't let us in……..

Tiberius12 Feb 2018 2:33 a.m. PST

try this link then
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or

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 2:49 a.m. PST

Thanks. Great nostalgia trip!

May they bring you many a victory……….

Of course they will need artillery and heavy cavalry for that, plus light cavalry for Recce work, limbers and caissons, engineers and pontoniers. A Guard Reserve would not hurt either.

You are on slippery slope now

Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 3:41 a.m. PST

Slippery slope if you are lucky. More down a mineshaft with a tail wind for many.
But the breeze is nice that way.

Best of luck & enjoyment Tiberius.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 10:39 p.m. PST

Mine still fight alongside their younger cousins, Italeri, Revell, Zvezda.

Marc at work12 Feb 2018 11:52 p.m. PST

And Tiberius I believe you have seen mine in last year's thread. Always good to see the Airfix figures painted
Marc

Tiberius13 Feb 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

Marc your painted miniatures are works of art, mate

Marc at work14 Feb 2018 1:43 a.m. PST

Thanks – they aren't but I will take the kind words.

Yes, shame 12,000 miles separate us otherwise a game would be a good chance to keep you enthused with these old Airfix sculpts.

Marc

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