|Hip, Hip, a tray (of figures)...|
For some inexplicable reason, I seemed to have organised them into groups of sixteen.
They're all Irregular Miniatures from their 28mm Marlborough range. I like them ( a lot) and not just because they're cheap and I'm a tight-wad!
These figures cost a measly 90p when bought singly, that goes down to 75p when buying 24 or more and a mere 72p when buying 100! Value for money or what ?
|The view from inside the tray|
I'm sure that when I bought these, alongside all my pirates, I was trying to emulate someone else's game with a central island/town etc. in a grand treasure-hunt or similar. There was one thing that I was a bit disappointed with when I re-discovered them - although they looked finished, they weren't!
There's not a lot to do on them, they're fairly usable as they are and at least the bases have been finished (Bases - Bah, the bane of my life)
|The Officer core|
I'm fairly sure that some aficionados among the readership will spot inaccuracies with regard to uniforms etc, but this range is a generic range. Mine are painted up to represent British forces, but could just as easily represent the other major powers in the Caribbean (Spain, France etc.)
|Drummers (Who'd have guessed )|
Drummers of course wore reverse colours, hence mine all have green coats with red facings.
The units that can be seen in the top photograph all have a drummer present save for the 'Grenadier' unit (I don't know why - I may have been under the impression they didn' have them).
|The NCOs and Ensign|
The stances of he NCOs do show the fairly limited number of poses (something I like) and whilst the standard line infantry have firing poses I've opted to to have any.
|Showing the two poses I use for the foot figures|
I opted for marching figures and figures with ported weapons as they match nicely with the NCOs
These jolly fine chaps fit in really well with the majority of my pirate figures, they're well proportioned and don't have stubby looking muskets, these look great, even if their bayonets aren't fixed.
The grenadiers I intended to have striped stockings and would be used as marines, - yet another bit of painting yet to be done!
And that's it for another week, one day I may find the cavalry figures I bought way back when and may even get them painted up, but don't hold your breath!
Thanks for taking the time to visit and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.