When I got back from holiday, I had a box of surprises waiting for me in my post bag from Khurasan Miniatures, a US based company run by Mr Jon Katze which amongst other ranges has ventured into the world of 18mm Napoleonics. This range is listed on their site as part of the 15mm historical ranges, but trust me, these are proper 18mm figures.
"Fantastic", I hear you say, "another range on offer for us 18mm fans, the proper scale to fight Napoleonics in the grand manner, where you can see what the figures are and not need a football pitch to do it". Only kidding, you 6/10mm and 28mm aficionados, we all love Napoleonics, right.
|French Light Infantryman after the rigours of campaigning in the Peninsula had adapted his uniform!|
The unit I have put together is a junior battalion of Legere, hence the Fanion bearer, and being a Legere unit is able to generate extra skirmishers when required. I also have some lovely French Line Grenadiers in bearskins on the paint desk which I will show you in the next post. These chaps will make any combined Grenadier battalion look very imposing.
I was very impressed with the detail and character in these sculpts. These Legere are in their overalls and they give the collector the opportunity to have French Lights looking more like the chaps who took part in the mid to later stages of the Peninsular War, without all the fancy silver tassel's after the rigours of campaigning had had its effect. However these guys are still able to un-wrap the plumes and cords when the occasion demands.
Once the Grenadiers are done I will do some range comparison shots so you can see these chaps against other ranges in my collection.
I really like these figures, and if these are a sign of things to come, will make an excellent addition to the ranges of figures available to the 18mm gamer.