Andrew hasn't let Kent's challenge gone answered and so submits this fine Napoleonic French battalion and a large Dark Age Saxon warband.
The first unit of my Napoleonic French collection, I thought I would break the ice so to speak with the simplest unit of the lot a battalion of 16 line infantry in greatcoats!
These are a mix of 28 mm Perry Plastics and Foundry Metals, they do seem to go together quite well although the Foundry have come in a tad smaller, but I am happy with the overall look of the unit.
The version of Black powder myself and Kevin have adapted means that we only need 12 or 16 figure Infantry battalions, which helps keep down the costs of building an army in this period but the biggest bonus is that we do not have to paint 24 or 36 detailed figures to make a battalion.
The second lot I have for you is a small commission I agreed to take on, the client only told me he had purchased some Saxons via eBay and just asked me to paint them up in my usual style.
The vagaries of such instruction escaped me until I saw what he had sent, the whole lot was a real mixed bag of figures, so my first task was to try and sort them into types and then try to make it look like a force. In all there are 42 Foundry 28 mm Saxons of various types and quality, some of the moulds used to cast these figures were past there best and they were the devil to clean, two actually retain a mould line, it was that or lose most of the face trying to sort it. I have managed to disguise the issue in the painting though.
The first picture is an overview of the 42 figures, I decided the only way I could tie these together was to have a colour scheme on the shields that brought them together.
Whoa! What a stonking submission! Fabulous work Andrew. I really like that French battalion. I too have Foundry and Perry castings mixed together within units and find they work quite well with one another (not totally surprising since they are from the same sculptor).
These two fine groups of figures will give Andrew an impressive 290 points, enough for him to claim the lead once again. Well done!