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Review: Late Napoleonic Line Infantry, Perry Miniatures Versus Warlord Games by Battle Brush Studio (A Part of Talk Wargaming Network

Historical review

Today, I will compare two kits which couldn't be more similar. Both of them are (predominantly) plastic kits, both covering exactly the same topic – later Napoleonic French line infantry, 1812-1815.

It has been a while since my last comparative review. The first one, in which I took a close look at Black Tree Design's metal and Warlord Games' plastic WWII Soviet infantry, went over really well, and I hope that this article will be as positively received. I have got a box of each here and assembled and painted a good portion of models from each box. Neither box was sent to me for free, I bought them both.

Usually I would review one of the boxes after another and then compare them. In this case, the two sets cover exactly the same topic, so I review them in a simultaneous fashion and by category.

The Boxes

Perry

The front artwork on both boxes is very attractive. The Perrys as usual employed Peter Dennis for the artwork, who also did the artwork on the Warlord Games box. What can I say – he's the man. Both are quite different in motif, but I like both and both artworks very well depict what to expect of the box contents. It is noteworthy though that Warlord's box shows only line grenadiers whilst of course the box is mostly line fusiliers.

Warlord

We see the usual thin cardboard being used. Neither of the boxes are shrink-wrapped. As far as initial info on the box goes Warlord's box contains 36 plastic and metal figures, the Perrys box contains 42 plastic figures.

Back of box

The back of the Perrys Miniatures box has pretty clear info on the contents of the box. The figures in this box represent a complete battalion of French Line Infantry in the typical attacking pose of the period… including a company of grenadiers and Voltigeurs, plus a company worth of Voltigeurs or grenadiers skirmishing. Next to this text we see a color plate/painting guide. The exact listing of the contents is 42 figures, two flags and unit bases. We also see an actual sized picture of a figure.

Back of box

On the back of Warlord's box, we see a whole box worth of minis painted and based as well as some officers in actual size. The text blurb on Warlord's box is a bit more fluffy with little actual info unless you really buy this without knowing anything about the Napoleonic Wars. Unlikely.

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