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Desert Fox16 Dec 2019 12:36 p.m. PST

After a long hiatus I am going to dip my toe back into 15mm Napoleonic's. I am in the US so Old Glory and Blue Moon are the figures I am interested in. I am familiar with Old Glory having painted a few up in the past, but I know next to nothing about Blue Moon.

Anyone recommend one over the over?

14Bore16 Dec 2019 1:36 p.m. PST

I have been getting Blue Moon figures, a bit on the bigger side than my original Heritage and Minifig2 but like there sculpture a lot and think they are nice to paint.

Major Mike16 Dec 2019 4:36 p.m. PST

Well, I have a friends entire collection that I'll be looking to sell as he passed away this year. Over 10,000 figures, all based the same and labeled, with just about every country.

madcam2us16 Dec 2019 7:16 p.m. PST

YMMV… But i think OGs figures are a tad nicer (*IF* you get clean castings) on particular ranges. Overall their Prussians are quite nice and some ranges contain some real gems… But it is a mixed bag so to speak…

My issue with BM are the ranges I have from them are Wurttembergs and I had do to some conversion on the foot troopers helmets to make them look correct. And the cavalry are just poor castings…. the swords are extremely flimsy and the horses are weirdly posed. Their helmets are too small and the riders look, size wise, the same.

Now I have seen some of the Austrian Grenzers onin march attach Scott MacPhee's site that i plan on picking up as they are about the only grenzers on the US side of pond in MA.


madcam2us16 Dec 2019 7:19 p.m. PST

Also, currently OG is having a very nice Xmas sale with 45% off if you spend over $400 USD (which comes in nicely at $220 USD post discount).


Frostie16 Dec 2019 11:16 p.m. PST

Major Mike,

What make are these figures??

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2019 3:16 a.m. PST

One of OG's best ranges is the Napoleonic . Blue Moon are more expensive but quite nice.

Timmo uk17 Dec 2019 3:38 a.m. PST

I'd buy some samples of both and see which you prefer painting before making a decision. Any Napoleonic project is a large investment of painting time and beyond nay financial considerations I'd buy what you like painting the most or if painting is a chore those that you find fastest and easiest.

Since you don't need to buy all the figures at once perhaps a couple of months worth of painting I would add AB, available through Eureka Miniatures USA, onto the list of ranges to try. I have found them very clean castings and a joy to paint. Since I buy them in small batches, when I need some more, the cost isn't an issue for me.

Personal logo reeves lk Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2019 11:33 a.m. PST

I have both in my armies. I like both.

14Bore17 Dec 2019 11:58 a.m. PST

My philosophy for my armies is get anything you can for variety. I have a wide range from Heritage to ABs.

Major Mike17 Dec 2019 1:14 p.m. PST

Frostie, I do not think they are Essex or AB. The figures are over 12 years old and were painted by DJD in Thailand. Blue Moon does have some poses that look similar to certain figures.

MrZorro02 Jan 2020 10:48 a.m. PST

I am also considering starting a 15mm Nap army. Does OG Nap 15mm mix well with AB, BM, Essex? AB is supposed to be 18mm right? How about Battle Honors? I red somewhere those minis were a little smaller than OG's.

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