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16 Jan 2020 5:54 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Tango0115 Jan 2020 10:07 p.m. PST

"The British infantryman had entered the Napoleonic Wars with a poor reputation after defeat in North America two decades earlier, but during the wars with France he gradually became a confident and effective soldier, comparable with any other in Europe, and he reached a peak with the Waterloo campaign, establishing a reputation internationally that would last for decades. Although less than 20,000 British infantry actually fought at the Battle of Waterloo, this has long been a popular subject for model soldiers in 1/72 scale plastic, including several ‘action' sets and, more recently, sets such as this of men not actually in combat.

In this collection we find all the ‘other ranks' at attention with musket by their side, so basically just the one pose, with the variation between them being in details of costume and equipment. The five command figures are also at attention, and so match the men well. It's a simple idea and all the poses here have been well done, giving us no cause for complaint…."




Full Review here



dogtail15 Jan 2020 11:01 p.m. PST

I don´t use 1/72 miniatures no more, but if I would, this would feel like christmas.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2020 2:09 a.m. PST

I always read the reviews on that link, even if I have no interest in the "scale" or plastic figures. Always very well done indeed.

I cannot see anything but centre companies, however. No wings obvious.

Also the idea that the British Infantryman's reputation suffered in the AWI. Is that true. Their tactics maybe, their generalship surely, but the PBI themselves? Maybe, dunno

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2020 4:34 a.m. PST

I've heard that too though I dunno where. IIRC in 1792 the army was held in relatively low regard because its last movie was a flop. Its reputation recovered following its unbroken string of victories in India and Spain. I'm trying to remember the name of the commander.

JimSelzer16 Jan 2020 6:49 a.m. PST

beef wellington?

Tango0117 Jan 2020 12:01 p.m. PST



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