Unusually so far as Franco-Prussian war figures go, there's not a spiked helmet in sight. The Prussians in this case are Bavarians, vs. French colonial troops. Also, there seems to be about four distinctive sculpting styles in play here. First, the group castings are consistent in style with each other and fully 40mm. The Bavarians are distinctly smaller and on the flat side, very close to actual flats in style but in bolder relief. Then we have the more toylike Turcos, a bit larger and rounder than the Bavarians, finally most of their French command figures are very close to fully round. I suppose that back in their era, these figures were mixed and matched into different sets depicting battles of 1870-1871.
Without further preamble, let's take a closer look. First, the reverse of the group figure shown at the top of the post.
Here we have some Tirailleurs Algériens. I enjoyed painting their colorful uniforms. The damaged pillar in the backdrop comes with the set.
And some Bavarians.
And thankfully, the Scad molds have arrived. Suffice it to say for now, they did not disappoint. I will report soon on how the casting and painting is going with these.
Very nice! Frontier post is a nice touch. Would be lovely to see some old skool gaming with these...ReplyDelete
Interesting figures - nicely paintedReplyDelete
Thanks Simon and Mosstrooper.ReplyDelete
Good eye for the frontier post, Simon. Yes, some things in this set like that architectural piece and a group of Bavarians assaulting across a bridge appear directly inspired by the Karl Rochling painting, "The Landau Gate at Wissembourg".
These are splendid chaps! Your blog is always a sight for sore eyes. I can feel another attempt at flat painting coming on...ReplyDelete
Thanks for the kind words, AlFront.ReplyDelete
These are not so completely flat, but at least a close cousin to them. And by all means give the flats painting a shot, you may well enjoy it.