Wow Ian you have done it again. Once again I had to check to be sure that these weren't larger figures. Shako cords and plates, cuff and collars, cross belts all in 6mm. And facial details! And those flags. May I comment that only you would worry over using French Young Guard figures for Italian Guard in 6mm? I'd be happy bodging it in 28mm! More grist for the 6mm side duel mill. I will count 29 for the base figures plus 2 for the flags plus 5 for the basing and wonderfulness! For a total of 36 points.
Monday, 22 February 2016
From IanW 6mm Italian Guard Conscripts Adler 36 points
Keeping with 6mm for another week but for this post lets change supplier to Adler. I received these figures this week and thought I had better get some of them painted up straight away. This almost finishes my Italian Guard troops for Project Russia 1812, just a couple of squadrons of Honour Guards to do,
Two battalions each of 29 figures each, whilst I don't have any skirmish figures that would go with these I did manage to order an extra strip of figures for each unit! Also the command strip comes with five figures so I added these as file closers.
These are some of the brightest looking of the Italian Guard units, not only are their coats full green but they sport a rather large light green plume too. Makes the white cross belts pop.
Adler are certainly the better looking figures, the motion that Mr Locke gets in his figures is better than many a 15mm sculptor can provide. To achieve this the figures tend to have parts that are a bit flimsy and very thin leading to the odd sword, bayonet or horse tail to be lost. Our basing takes this into account with the bigger bases saving the need to handle figures. Not that it saves all the breaks.
The figures are actually French Young Guard and fit the bill perfectly for the Italians as the uniform was near enough the same, especially in 6mm.
The detail Leon gets in his figures is exceptional, look at the faces he manages to sculpt, the man is amazing. As you also see from the close up the brush work is not quite as fine as it seems from a distance. Mind you using the 2 foot rule you really can't see much beyond the colours anyway.
So two 29 figure units grab me a 29 point advance in my mini war that is the 6mm challenge.