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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2018 4:45 a.m. PST

Brigade Games Miniatures have added a firing line to the British Peninsula Infantry. Centre and Flank Cos and six poses in each, despite the second photo below. Like their skirmishers, only now with the backpack and ready for the line. I am very tempted to create 28th at Waterloo. I can never leave figures alone, but simply have to mess them about. Bit of work on the cap badge…..I've never believed the French backpack bit, not by 1815 anyway, but may yet do them for the Grenadier Co

Also some Spaniards. A command Group plus the chaps in the Tarleton, light infantry, who look particularly "distinctive" I think.

On that subject, no prizes for identifying the sculptor…..






Three Armies15 Mar 2018 9:30 a.m. PST

These look nic, yay more Spanish

Lord Hill15 Mar 2018 10:27 a.m. PST

Very nice, thanks for posting DH.

Scrape the shako plate off those British flank infantry and you'll have some great new options for Light Infantry. I will get some to add to my 51st and 52nd.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2018 12:34 p.m. PST

Exactly what crossed my mind….

I used some of their skirmishing figures, amongst my Perry metals and plastics, for Adam's Brigade. They are slightly less tall and much slimmer, than we are now used to.

But, very sharply sculpted and they do fit in with most 28mm ranges. I cannot resist this sculptor's (PH) work…although I wish his faces would cheer up a bit.

I have mixed them with Perry figs in a line…I think no problem.

On their own, as a unit, even more perfect, no matter who else on the table.

Funny thing was Sharpe, in this range, who was totally tiny….an infant (and not remotely like Sean B), even when compared with his mates (who are simply brilliant).

This range may not be so well known this side of the Pond. I often said we simply could not import from USA whatever (pre Brexit)…and postage is an issue still, but they do actually get thru our marvellous Customs system, that protects us from far worse imports, eg chemicals from our Eastern cousins…..

Lord Hill17 Mar 2018 1:53 a.m. PST

I suppose Brigade might save us the bother and change those flank company shako plates to bugle badges?

It would be a very easy way to make 6 new figs for us! (hint hint fingers crossed)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2018 4:21 a.m. PST

Genius. Dead simple and immediately creates a new range………I may just e mail your suggestion

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2018 9:03 a.m. PST

I did…….

Three Armies21 Mar 2018 2:24 p.m. PST

These look really nice, their castings are always sharp and clean, love them. A simple shako change to Light inf would make good sense, I'm def doing it for my British, got to do the stove pipe ones first though.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2018 3:29 p.m. PST

and your postage will be infinitely cheaper this side of the Pond……

Room for both. These are very much "action figures" in a firing line and I have heard that not all wargamers favour that look. I do…….for me that is the British Line, even more than bayonet assault.

The Three Armies figures really appeal to me in their "at rest" pose. That is really different and could look great on a table (or my shelf).

Is your plan the bugle badge on the "Belgic" shako? Limited demand as apply to Light Cos of Line Regts only, but would be almost unique. Not sure I have ever seen them, thus, in 28mm….

Or do you mean bugle horn badge, on a "stovepipe"? Ah, now they become Light Infantry Regts up to 1815 (if we agree never adopted the Belgic shako that is) and Peninsula light companies of Line Regts…..must be more attractive commercially?

Three Armies21 Mar 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

Their prices are reasonable and postage is not too steep. Curiously I'm not a fan of firing figures. I will have to do them I'm sure at some stage. For now I'm happy with the Perry plastic set.

I'm not a fan of belgic shako on lights or rifles mostly because my main go to historical source (Dr Stephen Summerfield) suggests no.

Yes light co figs for belgic would be nice one for the long distant future??? But for now just light inf badge on stove pipe and light inf belt of course. ;)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2018 1:15 a.m. PST

That makes far more sense. Stick with Light Infantry stovepipes….far greater prevalence. The only Belgic shako with a bugle badge I could stomach would be for the light company of a Line Regt post 1812. Not for Rifles or Light Infantry Regt however strong the evidence to the contrary!

Firing figures are the exception in plastic too. Other than Perry British, plus a few skirmishers for the rest, most European Napoleonic Armies are marching with firearms shouldered. Russians, Austrians, French, Prussians etc

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 7:37 a.m. PST

Lights- yes of course. Just had to do these to start and then they can be modified.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 10:11 a.m. PST

We'll hold him to that!

The most famous units of Duke of Wellington's Army in the Peninsula….the Light Infantry Regiments, plus the rifles. But the former are often overlooked. Even if you only use the existing elite companies with the bugle badge…but even better would be add wings to some of the great poses in the centre cos firing line range, with the cap badge change. we can but hope.

As they are, these look great. Time I put my credit card where my mouth is though!

Three Armies26 Mar 2018 12:11 p.m. PST

dont forget the light infantry belt too. Or you'll get the detail nazis after you, lol ;)

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