Monday, 11 July 2011

New 28mm figure range on the workbench

Ok, so I thought I'd try something new, I'll let you have more information as I progress but I have attached a picture as a sneak preview of the first few figures for my new range, all 28mm.   These are the first few Argentine infantry in the short coat worn by San Martin's Army of the Andes as they crossed into Chile to do battle with the Spanish.  They will be suitable for Chacabuco and Maipo as well as other battles around 1817-1818.

Sorry if the picture is a wee bit small but I'll get some proper ones as the range progresses.

The intention is to create enough figures for each side in the conflict as a starter to enable me to sell these individually with variations to each pose so that I can also package them up.

I have almost finished the first Argentine contingent and will post more pictures as they are completed.  Of course I'll also be doing some flags for these wee chaps to carry as well.

Almost finished, the marching Argentine line infantry below have slightly different poses for a bit of variety on the theme.  I am trying to work on the figures as 'packs', thus the line infantry will be in a pack of eight figures, two of each pose below, the grenadiers will be in a pack of four, as will the command which will probably have an additional fusileer figure.

Now for the command figures and a grenadier, the cazadores wore the same as the centre companies, the grenadiers were differentiated by a red bag hanging down the left side ofg the shako.  Generally each battalion carried only one flag so there is only one colour bearer.

1 comment:

Handgrenadealien said...

Hello Simon, Very pleased to see you taking the plunge into this period as its next up on my wargaming 'to do' list. I shall be following developments with some interest as well as saving a few quid in anticipation of purchases.
The inevitable questions are when & how much, the latter being less important than the former.
Regards HGA
N.B. Any suggestions for published information on uniforms of this period.